2018 World Cup Group A Egypt VS Uruguay Prediction
Egypt’s key player Mohamed Salah was the soul of Liverpool Football Club this year and he also enjoyed five goals in six World Cup qualifiers. This has allowed Egypt to enter the World Cup finals for the first time in almost 30 years. However, he might miss their first World Cup match.
Mohamed Salah was injured while playing for Liverpool in the finals of the UEFA Champions League in May. Although he stated that he has already returned to training in preparation for the 2018 World Cup, there are still many concerns surrounding him. It is still to be seen whether Egypt’s coach will play him for the opening game. Without Mohamed Salah, they will also be facing Luis Suárez and Edinson Roberto, Gomez Cavani and Diego Godín, it will be very difficult to win their first match.
Egypt’s recent results of their warm-up match are not very good either. In the absence of Mohamed Salah, their match against Belgium suffered a great blow and they lost 3-0. They lost three in six games, so their confidence is not high getting into the start of the World Cup.
Uruguay having only played one friendly match with Uzbekistan before the World Cup. They won 3-0.
It is not surprising that they are solid in defense. Their starting backline include Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, and having Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to lead their charge forward.
While Luis Suárez has always been the favorite in their country, Edinson Roberto Cavani Gomez has been performing really well for Uruguay recently. He scored 10 goals in 18 games in the South American World Cup qualifiers. He scored three goals in the last four games in Uruguay to continue his dominance at the front.
On the whole, it is very difficult for Egypt to defeat Uruguay. We think that Mohamed Salah is unlikely to take a risk and start for the first game where they are most likely to lose points, especially facing the world class defense of Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.
Three of Uruguay’s last four victories have scored more than one goal, while Uruguay has scored at least three goals in 13 of their last 18 matches. Prediction has it that the Uruguay team will win with over 2.5 goals, more specifically a score of 3-0.
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