Egypt vs. Uruguay: World Cup Betting Preview for Day 2Posted by: Charlie Smith
World Cup betting has officially taken off and we got quite a wild start to the tournament. Who knew Russia would pummel Saudi Arabia to deliver a lopsided 5-0 opening? But in the end, that beating only left us hungry for more World Cup action. Up next is an enticing Egypt vs. Uruguay contest. Let’s check on the World Cup teaser betting odds to see what kind of turnout we can expect?
2018 World Cup – Egypt vs. Uruguay – Friday, June 15th
When: 8:00 am ET
Where: Yekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Betting Odds:
Judging by the below-listed betting trends, the Egyptians have quite a hard time scoring. What’s worse is that Mohamed Salah, undoubtedly their best scoring asset, is still an uncertainty. Judging by the show Russia put on in their opener, the Egyptians need a strong start to the World Cup if they are to make it out of the group stage. Unfortunately for them, they’ll be going up against one of the most dominant offenses right from the start. And with Salah’s health up in the air, it’s looking like Egypt will have a hard time keeping up with Suarez & Co. The World Cup betting odds are unsurprisingly pegging Egypt as the betting underdog. Barring some biting on behalf of Suarez, bettors should expect Egypt to come out like Saudi Arabia did against Russia.
Players to Watch: Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly, 1 goal), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, 1 goal), and Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal).
For those who don’t recall, Uruguay’s 2014 World Cup was sidelined by Suarez. The South American star decided to sink his teeth into an opposing player. This wasn’t the first time Suarez got in trouble on the pitch for putting something in his mouth that didn’t belong there. Ultimately he was suspended form international play but is hopeful he can make it up to his country this time around. This country finished 2nd in a tough South American qualifying and are favorites to make it out of Group A.
Players to Watch: Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 2 goals), Edinson Cavani (PSG, 2 goals), and Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid, 1 goal).
Egypt vs. Uruguay || World Cup Betting Predictions
Egypt vs. Uruguay || World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should sportsbook players favor in this Egypt vs. Uruguay World Cup pairing? All in all it’s much safer to stick with Uruguay here. They have a more talented side and should beat up on the Uruguayans. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-0 Uruguay.