Here is the second game of Group A.
Date:15th June’ 2018 Time: 5:30Pm
Egypt against Uruguay.
Egypt has played great in qualifications, leaded by their best player Salah and surely that they will be very tough opponent for all the other teams in this league. Anyway, there is a doubt as they don’t much chances in this match. Uruguay is one of the best teams in South America. They are strong in defense while they have great players on the other side so as per analysis they will take 3 points in this game.
Uruguay enter the World Cup favorites to win Group A and head into their opening match with Egypt as odds on favorites. Anything but a victory will be a disappointment for the favorites while the Egyptians will be keen to begin the tournament on a positive note.
Egypt and Uruguay is in a group with Russia and Saudi Arabia, and this are 4 teams which are pretty equal to each other, so it is hard to predict but I think this will be a tactical game where the most important goal for the teams is not to lose any match, and therefore I think that they won’t take big risks, and that is why probability says a draw is could be a good option.
Head to head
The only previous meeting between Egypt and Uruguay ended in a 2-0 win for the latter back in 2006.
Salah scored twice to ensure Egypt beat Congo and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. The forward will remain their dangerman in a squad that also includes fellow England-based players Mohamed Elneny and Ahmed Elmohamady.
The team hit new lows recently, failing to even qualify for the African Cup of Nations – a tournament they once dominated – from 2012-15. They are back now, reaching the final of this year’s tournament and following that up with a long-awaited World Cup return.
- Key player:Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – Delivered when it counted with five goals in six games in the final round of qualifiers, including the late penalty that took Egypt to the World Cup.
Coach: Hector Cuper – There have been murmurs of discontent over the conservative style favored by the Argentine. His team focuses on defence first and counter attacks when it can. There can be no denying Cuper’s tactics have been successful, though
- EL-HADARY (GK),
- ABDEL SHAFY,
Ranked 22, places higher than Egypt in the FIFA world rankings, making them favorites to win. The two-time world champions have become more solid at the back, where Diego Godin operates, and have the firepower in Paris St. Germain forward Cavani and Barcelona and striker Suarez.
Only Brazil had more solid performance in South American qualifying than Uruguay. Though some of the team’s stars started fading, new players have emerged for the World Cup.
Defender Diego Godin (31) and strikers Edinson Cavani (30) and Luis Suarez (30) still trouble opponents. But now youngsters like midfielders Federico Valverde (19) and Nahitan Nandez (21) have become frequent starters. Coach Oscar Tabarez, who leads Uruguay’s recovery since 2006, believes a paced renovation will bear fruit in 2022.
- Key player:Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – Top goalscorer of the South American qualifiers with 10 goals in 18 matches, Cavani has been more deadly for Uruguay than Barcelona’s Luis Suarez.
- Coach: Oscar Tabarez – Will coach Uruguay for his fourth World Cup, the third in a row. The 70-year-old Tabarez has used a wheelchair since he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2016.
- MUSLERA (GK) ,
- DE ARRASCAETA,
Final Prediction : As our analytics winner will be URUGUAY.