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June 13, 2018 at 1:17 pm #804477
Group A favorites Uruguay will be excited to be drawn together Egypt, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. The group might be quite easy on paper but a little bit tricky but Uruguay is expected to come on top of the group despite being drawn with the World Cup hosts. Egypt and Suadi Arabia might be a tricky fixture for the South Americans as well as the hosts but we do expect them to come up the top of the group.
In the last, two World Cups Uruguay has emerged as a force to reckon in the FIFA world cup reaching the last 16 back to back including the 2010 World Cup where they reached the semifinal only to suffer defeat in the hands of Netherlands. Uruguay will be banking their hopes on their fierce attack led by Barcelona talismanic marksman Luis Suarez and PSG hitman Edinson Cavani lead them past their group rivals.
The group favorites will not only rely on their front line but their formidable backline comprising of Atletico Madrid defense partners Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez to keep things tight at the back for their rivals.
Uruguay will also be counting on the guidance of inspirational experienced tactician Oscar Tabarez to guide them past their less experienced group counterparts.
Uruguay are + 1100 to finish top of the group
Hosts Russia is to finish as runners-up of the group due to their home support against an Egypt side that might miss services of star player Mohammed Salah. Despite struggling in the friendlies the hosts are expected to up their game an at least finish second behind Uruguay at the cost of the Egyptians.
Russia might miss pure talent give their lackluster performance in the build-up matches but their roaring home support is expected to count. The Russian will try their best to get the best results in their matches between them Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The hosts are expected to take full command of the group in the opening fixture against Saudi Arabia.
What the Russians lack in sharp in attack is compensated by solid goalkeeping in the hands of experienced talented skipper Igor Akinfeev in between the posts. The home team also boast an experienced backline comprising of former Chelsea star Yuri Zhirkov
Russia is + 950 to win the group
Egypt despite having one of the most talented players in the planet Mohammed Salah who is a favorite to win the coveted World player of the year title is expected to come a distant third in the group. One of the main reasons the Egyptian might struggle in the tournament is that they face a possibility on missing the services of their main arsenal upfront Mohamed Salah who still struggling with an arm injury suffered in the Champions League final last month.
Hector Cuper charges are well organized defensively but might struggle going forward given they lack attacking talented. The pharaohs lackluster performances in the build-up to the tournament clearly point out how they might struggle to find the back of the net without Salah.
The pharaohs for sure will get some points in the group but are not expected to get enough to get out of the group stage.
Egypt is + 325 to win the group
Saudi Arabia is expected to exit the group with their heads low as the team with least points. The Middle East nation is less experienced and lacks any star player to propel them past the group stages.
Saudi might get a point or two if they are lucky but given their poor history in the tournament, nothing much is expected from them.
Saudi Arabia is -265 to win the group.
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