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AccessBET Preview: Egypt v Uruguay: Back La Celeste to win

6:34 PM WAT 14/06/2018
Luis Suarez Edinson Cavani Uruguay
The South Americans head to the global showpiece in very impressive form which should aid them towards victory

Egypt tackle Uruguay in their Group A opener at the Yekaterinburg Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The big worry for the Pharaohs prior to the tournament had been the fitness of Mohamed Salah who injured his shoulder in a tussle with Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final.

However, Hector Cuper is confident that his star player will feature in this game. Regardless of that, the North Africans remain underdogs with AccessBET at odds of (6.75).

La Celeste are considered favourites in the group as they boast of superior strength especially in attack than the other sides.

Having finished second in qualifying, Oscar Tabarez’s men have won each of their last three warm-up games which makes them certain to claim maximum points at odds of (1.65) with the same firm

A stalemate would be a huge result for the Pharaohs and it’s (3.65) for it to go that way.

Uruguay have never lost to African opposition at the global showpiece, winning once and drawing twice. They thus look good to avoid defeat here at odds of (1.10).

Egypt are winless in their last six matches, losing three and drawing three. They have also scored only once since a 2-1 loss to Portugal in March. This shows that Cuper’s men are going to have a struggle here giving their South American opponents the chance to win to nil at odds of (2.30).

The only previous meeting between these two nations was in a friendly in 2006 which La Celeste won 2-0. Backing that scoreline in their favour in Yekaterinburg is available at (6.55).

Uruguay have one of the most potent strikerforce in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. Both men have a staggering 93 international goals between them and are tipped by AccessBET at odds of (2.10) and (2.05) respectively to score anytime.