Match Preview: Egypt 0-1 Uruguay Prediction and Betting Tips | World Cup (Group A)

Egypt – Uruguay betting tips for today, June 15, 2018.
Kick-off: 13:00
Football: World Cup – Group A
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40
Bookmaker: (Bwin)
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

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All eyes will be on how Egypt set up when they take on Uruguay in Saint-Petersburg, with the management facing a great dilemma – whether or not to risk playing Mo Salah, the man that represents their only realistic hope of progressing to the knockouts.
Five Salah goals in six qualifiers has led Egypt to their first World Cup (WC) in 28 years. Without him, Egypt have suffered, and come to Russia winless in six games (D3, L3), scoring just three goals in the process.
With or without Salah, Egypt tend to struggle on foreign soil and are winless in seven away games (D2, L5).
Having qualified as the second-best side in South America, Uruguay have built up to the WC with three consecutive wins. They have lost only once in nine games (W5, D3, L1), which is a fair reflection of their confidence.
It is Uruguay’s defensive solidarity that catches the eye, as they have picked up five clean sheets in seven matches. Three of their last four victories have come with more than a single-goal margin, making them favourites to top the group.
These sides have met on only one previous occasion, with Uruguay winning a friendly 2-0 back in 2006.
Players to watch: In what will likely be the most personal duel of the day, West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi (EGY) will look to lead his side’s defence against Edinson Cavani (URU), who has ten goals in 18 WC qualification games.
Stat attack: Egypt are winless in six matches (D3, L3), scoring just three goals and conceding eight.
Four of Egypt’s last six matches and four of Uruguay’s last seven have produced under 2.5 goals in total.
Uruguay’s last game at a WC finals was a 2-0 loss to Colombia in 2014 – the first time in ten WC games that they failed to score.
Egypt have failed to score in three of their last four games.

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