Egypt vs Uruguay Free World Cup Pick - Odds and Match Predictions

Date: 
June 15, 8:00 AM EDT
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Betting Odds

Moneyline: 
Uruguay -163/Egypt +600 /Draw +275
Total: 
2.5

In the second day of the World Cup, Egypt and Uruguay will clash against one another in what is expected to be a crucial match that will shape the group. There is still a lot of controversy as to whether Mohamed Salah will participate in this match, and if he does it will be a majestic match. If he doesn't, Uruguay will have an excellent opportunity to grab a win here and make a perfect start.

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Egypt was unlucky to see the spectacular Mohamed Salah go off with a shoulder injury in the Champions League final. He has been receiving treatment ever since, and it is still unknown if he will make it in this match. Some say that he will be protected in order to be fully ready for the other two games. But others say that he might risk it to have a fighting chance against Uruguay. In any case, Egypt also has some other players who can make a difference, but not at Salah's caliber. Even if they lose here, it won't be the end of the world for them as they are expected to fight with Russia for the 2nd spot.

On the other hand, Uruguay is the big favorites to top this group, and their offensive line is one of the best in the tournament. They have Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani up front, who will both terrorize the opposing defenses in the group. Uruguay has been quite solid in their warm-up friendlies since the qualifiers, and they destroyed Uzbekistan by 0-3 in their most recent. Besides a strong offensive line, Uruguay also has a very experienced goalkeeper in Fernando Muslera, a top-class defender in Diego Godin and a strong midfield, led by Matias Vecino.

Uruguay World Cup Roster

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana. Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela. Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez. Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.

Egypt World Cup Roster

Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly) Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly) Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos) Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

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Uruguay vs Egypt Prediction 06/15/2018

This match will be affected by the presence or absence of Mohamed Salah, but the Egyptians are keeping it a secret. This is a difficult call, and I suggest that we wait until the starting lineups are announced. If Salah doesn't play in this match, Uruguay will have a seemingly easy job so that I will go with the -0.75 (-121). If Salah does play, there is a good chance we will see goals from both sides.

Free Pick: 
Take Uruguay -0.75 (-121) / Both Teams to Score (+141)

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