Egypt vs. Uruguay: 2018 World Cup Betting Preview & Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The online soccer betting madness that is the 2018 World Cup is upon us. Following the inaugural match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, online sportsbook players will have a flurry of matchups to wager on. One such contest is the Egypt vs. Uruguay pairing. Neither team is currently considered a World Cup favorite, although Uruguay has found plenty of success in the past. Ultimately, it’ll be intriguing to watch these two duke it out. What kind of matchup will the 2 team parlay odds predict?
2018 World Cup – Egypt vs. Uruguay – Friday, June 15th
When: 6:05 pm ET
Where: Central Stadium Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Online Soccer Betting Odds:
Making their first World Cup appearance since Italy 1990, the Egyptians will be vying to begin the tournament on a high note. Additionally, it marks Egypt’s third overall berth into the tournament. Despite having made several trips, Egypt has never actually won a World Cup match. Understandably, the online soccer betting odds have pegged Egypt as a heavy underdog in this matchup. All in all, Uruguay is pegged as the betting favorite to win Group A. Unfortunately for the Egyptians, they drew the top dog right out of the gate. Anything but victory will be a disappointment for the Uruguayans, so it is up to Egypt to spoil their opening day.
Players to Watch: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), and Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City).
Uruguay had a pretty good run leading into the 2018 World Cup, considering that they finished 2nd in the South American qualification group. Interestingly enough, Luis Suarez will be making his return to international play after his little incident in the previous World Cup. For those who don’t recall, Suarez decided that it would be a good idea to bit Giorgio Chellini at the 2014 World Cup. This marked Suarez’s second incident in international play, after delivering a handball against Ghana in 2010.
Players to Watch: Edinson Cavani (PSG), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), and Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid).
Egypt vs. Uruguay || 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions
Egypt vs. Uruguay || 2018 World Cup Betting Picks
So which team should online sportsbook bettors favor in this Egypt vs. Uruguay World Cup matchup? All things considered, it’s much safer to side with the South Americans over the Arabians in this matchup. No doubt about it, Uruguay is the better team and will be looking to prove that right out of the gate. Sign up now to make this World Cup betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 2-0 Uruguay. The South Americans get the win and cover the spread.