The World Cup 2018 officially kicks off on the 14th of June and on the 15th, both Egypt and Uruguay will play their first matches of the tournament, against each other. The match will take place in the Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, which is Russia’s fourth largest city.
It looks set to be a very entertaining match, and whilst Uruguay are favourites to win at the moment, Egypt will be fighting tooth and nail to win. Besides being exciting, the match also presents us with various sports betting options, some of which have great value to them. Read on to learn all about the match, including a little insight into each team’s recent form, the odds on either team winning, and what this match could mean for both team’s chances of advancing out of the group stages.
Egypt vs Uruguay World Cup 2018: Date and Time
As we just mentioned, Egypt and Uruguay will compete in their first match of the World Cup 2018 at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg. The match also stands as the second game of the whole competition, with hosts Russia playing Saudi Arabia the day before.
Egypt vs Uruguay will be played on the 16th June, 2018 and kick off will be at 2:00 PM (CET).
The fact that this match is one of the first of the whole tournament means that both teams will definitely be feeling the pressure.
Egypt vs Uruguay: Group A Odds to Advance
Group A in this year’s world cup is made up of Uruguay, Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia. It has been deemed one of the weakest groups of the tournament, with Uruguay as the favourites to advance.
This expectation will definitely influence the match at hand, as Egypt will be pushing to score as many goals as possible. Even if they lose to Uruguay, the goals could make the difference to if they advance alongside Uruguay, or lose out on a position to Russia or Saudi Arabia.
As far as the the odds to advance in Group A go, Saudi Arabia are the least likely to progress in the competition, but choosing between Egypt and Russia remains a difficult decision. Thanks to the timing of this match, however, we will already be able to see how Russia and Saudi Arabia have performed the day before.
Egypt vs Uruguay Winner Betting Odds
At the moment, the betting odds on Uruguay vs Egypt look a little something like this:
- Egypt to win: 9/2
- Uruguay to win: 4/5
- Draw: 11/4
This means that, ultimately, Uruguay are the favourites to win, but there isn’t any value in that bet. Instead, we’d consider the chances of a draw or of Egypt winning outright if you want to make a profit.
Although they are still expected to lose, Egypt’s odds for winning may seem a lot shorter than you expected. This is because Egypt have actually been winning a lot recently, thanks in part to their star striker Mo Salah.
Egypt vs Uruguay: Recent Team Statistics
If you want to make an educated bet on this match, then it’s always important to look at both teams’ recent match statistics.
- In their qualifying group stages, Egypt won four out of the six games they played (62.5%), drawing one and losing another.
- This left them top of their group, beating out Uganda, Ghana and Congo to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
- They scored eight goals within the six matches, with five of these coming courtesy of Mo Salah.
- In their qualifying stage, Uruguay won nine out of the eighteen games they played (50%), drawing four and losing five.
- This left them runners up in the South American qualifying stages, falling only slightly behind winners Brazil.
- They scored 32 goals within the eighteen matches, making them the second-highest goal scoring team of the South America qualifying section.
Egypt vs Uruguay: Other Betting Odds
Besides betting on either team to win, there will also be plenty of other markets open come match day. These will include first and top goal scorer of the match, and plenty of in-play markets such as next player to score, next corner and so on.
These markets will open closer to the event itself, so keep your eyes peeled for chances to beat the bookies!