Russia vs. Egypt: Can Russia Dominate Once Again

Posted by: Mike Davis
Russia vs. Egypt - World Cup Betting preview

We’ve gotten more World Cup betting surprises than anyone could have possibly predicted. It seems that at every turn of the tournament some betting favorite is getting upset. Just this morning we saw the Japenese deliver an unimaginable 2-1 upset over Colombia. And with the Poland vs. Senegal matchup bringing an official end to the 1st match day of the tournament, online sportsbook bettors are looking ahead to the second. The Russia vs. Egypt matchup will formally hail in the second. With that in mind, let’s take a gander at the 4 team parlay odds to see what kind of matchup we can expect.

2018 World Cup – Russia vs. Egypt – Tuesday, June 19th    

When: 2:00 pm ET

Where: St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

Russia -½ (-104) 2 (-102) EV
Egypt +½ (-111) 2 (-113) +349
Russia/Egypt Draw +238
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Russia kicked off their World Cup action by delivering a breathtaking 5-0 triumph over Saudi Arabia. However, that victory certainly raised the bar for the national team. Anything other than a dominant win over the Egyptians would be a disappointment. However, judging by Egypt’s recent performances, Russia shouldn’t have too much of a problem disposing of them on their home turf. The most important thing the Russians can do is focus on containing Mohamed Salah. Salah was absent from Egypt’s World Cup debut and will be looking to make up some lost ground this Tuesday. Coach Stanislav Cherchesov has stated that it is a focus of the team, so it will be interesting to see what strategies they employ.

Players to Watch: Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal CF), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), and Artem Dzyuba (Zenit St. Petersburg).   


As aforementioned, Egypt elected not to use Salah in their opening match versus Uruguay. Subsequently, the Egyptians came up on the losing end 1-nil. Ultimately Egypt had concerns about their stars health. It will be interesting to see if their conservative approach pays off in this matchup. In the end, a loss against Russia would place them at 0-2 in the tournament and would practically mean the death of their World Cup run. Salah is Egypt’s top scorer and it’s clear that his absence was a mighty hindrance in their ability to win.

Players to Watch: Ramadan Sobhi (Huddersfield Town), Amr Warda (PAOK FC), and Ali Gabr (West Bromwich Albion).

Russia vs. Egypt || World Cup Betting Predictions


  • Russia is 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Russia has scored 7 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Russians have allowed 8 goals in their last 5 games
  • Egypt is 0-3-2 SU in their last 5 games
  • Egypt has scored 1 goal in their last 5 games
  • The Egyptians have allowed 6 goals in their last 5 games
Russia vs. Egypt || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should online sportsbook players favor in this Russia vs. Egypt pairing? Judging by the massive momentum Russia brings into this contest, it’s probably best to stick with the home team. Luckily the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily, making them a great option straight up. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 Russia.