Egypt – Uruguay
Egypt and Uruguay are facing each other at the Ekaterinburg Arena in a match from Group A of the World Cup 2018. Let’s have a look at this game in our vip soccer predictions today.
For Egypt this is a big moment, because the Pharaohs qualified for the World Cup for a first time since 1990. It was a long and unexplainable wait for the Egyptian team. Unexplainable, because during the years they managed to win a few times the African Cup of Nations. But despite of this, for some reason they were failing to qualify for the World Cup.
For Egypt this is going to be the third time when they will participate at a World Cup. They are still looking to celebrate their first victory.
This Egyptian side is an interesting one. The veteran coach Hector Cuper is leading the team, while everyone will be watching closely the superstar Mohamed Salah. The winger made a terrific season for his club Liverpool, so now everyone expects to see some great things from him at Russian soil.
Salah proved his class during the qualifiers. The Liverpool man scored 5 goals for his team, helping the Pharaohs to qualify for the World Cup. He proved that he’s good not only at club level, but at international level as well.
Egypt are 7 times winner of the African Cup of Nations, so historically speaking they are one of the most successful African teams of all time. But they are still waiting for their big moment at the World Cup. If they manage to reach the knockout phase in Russia, this is going to be a huge moment to celebrate for the entire nation.
Uruguay on the other hand were also convincing during the qualifiers. They finished 2nd in the South American region, being only behind the leader Brazil. The La Celeste finished its campaign with 31 points and a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats.
Uruguay’s most effective player during the qualification campaign was Barcelona’s star Luis Suarez. The number 9 of the team scored 5 goals during the campaign.
It’s clear for everyone that Uruguay have some terrific players to show in Russia. The strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are a deadly duo, while experienced figures like the captain Diego Godin, the goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and the midfielders Carlos Sanchez and Cristian Rodriguez can help the young players to grow. Other names who deserve more special attention are Juventus’ midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, Celta’s forward Maxi Gomez and Girona’s striker Cristhian Stuani.
Of course, the most experienced figure in this Uruguyan team is the 71-years old manager Oscar Tabarez. He’s leading the team since 2006, so he knows a lot about the squad. Being a former manager of clubs like Milan and Boca Juniors, Tabarez is a competent and very experienced coach. Surely he knows how to prepare his players for the big tournament which awaits them. He have already done it few times.
We can say that Uruguay are the big favourite for the first place in Group A, edging Egypt and the host Russia in this aspect. In 2010 the La Celeste reached the 1/2-finals of the competition, so they will try to do something similar in Russia as well. They have a good enough team to trouble and beat any side, so it won’t be surprising to see them in a good light.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup 2018 game between Uruguay and Egypt. Who’s going to prevail – Suarez or Salah? We shall wait and see.