Tip Egypt Uruguay
on 15 June 2018
Egypt open their World Cup campaign against Uruguay later this week and they will be hoping to pull off an upset here. In theory, they will be the underdogs heading into this game. Uruguay are in fine form right now and they will look to make a good start to the tournament with a win here. The likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are world class footballers who will trouble Egypt's back four. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah is expected to miss the first game for his side and it will be a devastating blow for the Egyptians. The Liverpool winger hurt his shoulder towards the end of last season and he is yet to recover fully. Salah should return for Egypt's second group game.
Our bet explained
- Egypt are coming on the back of a 5 match win-less run and failed to score in three.
- Uruguay have lost just 1 of their last 9 and often proved hard to break down as they kept six clean sheets in the process.
- Uruguay have won their last 3 matches in a row.
Our Egypt Uruguay tip
The South American giants will be firm favourites heading into this one and the likes of Suarez and Cavani should have a field day against Egypt's poor defence. Furthermore, the absence of Salah should help Uruguay contain the Egyptian attack with ease. A comfortable win for Uruguay is very much on the cards here.