Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia: Can the Sauds Bounce Back?
The year’s World Cup betting action continues this Wednesday with an early morning Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia matchup. Match Day 2 was kicked off Monday afternoon and this matchup will be a continuation of Group A’s action. The Sauds kicked off their World Cup action by conceding a humbling 5-0 loss to Russia. Uruguay, on the other hand, picked up a swift 1-0 triumph over Egypt. Let’s check on the teaser sports betting odds to see what kind of matchup we can expect.
2018 World Cup – Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia – Wednesday, June 20th
When: 11:00 am ET
Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Betting Odds:
|Uruguay||-2 (+124)||3 (-129)||-441|
|Saudi Arabia||+2 (-139)||3 (+114)||+1640|
|Uruguay/Saudi Arabia Draw||—||—||+565|
We're under way in Moscow!
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 20, 2018
Considering they barely scraped past Egypt, Uruguay will now be looking to deliver a lopsided finish against a much weaker opponent. Russia set the bar rather high and it will be interesting to see what kind of damage Uruguay can deliver. The odds are pegging them as a heavy World Cup betting favorite, which is to be expected.
Players to Watch: Edinson Cavani (PSG), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), and Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid).
If Saudi Arabia wasn’t rattled by their 5-0 pummeling by the host country in their opening match, they were certainly rattled by the minor plane scare they suffered Monday as they flew into Rostov-on-don. The scare ended up being a short fire which arose on one of the planes. Social media caught the incident, as is so commonplace nowadays. Rosaviatsya, Russia’s aviation agency has stated that it will investigate the incident. The airline, Rossiya, denied any engine malfunction and stated the fire was caused by a bird. Putting that scare aside, the Sauds will now be going up against a team which wields much more talent than Russia. And since Russia humiliated them, we can only imagine what kind of beating Uruguay will deliver.
Players to Watch: Nawaf Al-Abed (Al-Hilal), Fahad Al-Muwall (Al-Ittihdad), and Yahya Al-Shehri (Al Nassr).
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia || World Cup Betting Predictions
- Uruguay is 4-1-0 SU in their last 5 games
- Uruguay has scored 8 goals in their last 5 games
- The Uruguayans have allowed 2 goals in their last 5 games
- Saudi Arabia is 1-4-0 SU in their last 5 games
- Saudi Arabia has scored 4 goals in their last 5 games
- The Saudi Arabians have allowed 9 goals in their last 5 games
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia || World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should online sportsbook players favor in this Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia matchup? All in all it’s best to stick with Uruguay here. However, taking them straight up doesn’t offer too much value in this pairing. You’d be better off taking them to cover the spread. Depending on how you feel about this matchup, the totals line offers some value as well. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-0 Uruguay.