Preview: Egypt vs Uruguay Prediction, Team News and Time
Here is the Egypt vs Uruguay group match prediction by Nigeria News Sports News, Team News, and the Nigerian time of play between Egypt and Uruguay. Yes Salah will play as he is reported to be 100 per cent fit. The Nigeria time is 1PM while our prediction is 2 to Uruguay while Egypt scored a lone goal.
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Egypt and Uruguay will slug it out for maximum points when they meet at the Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg.
Mohammed Salah is expected to be fit enough to start after injuring his shoulder against Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League Final against Real Madrid.
The Pharaohs are playing in their first world cup since 28 years ago, they rely so much on the brilliance of Mohammed Salah who played a pivotal role in the qualifiers.
Hector Cuper is an experienced coach he has done well since he took charge of the team, he led them to the final of the 2017 AFCON and qualified them to their first world cup in 28 years.
Key Players; Mohammed Salah is the most important player in the team, he is also the most dangerous. he scored 44 goals in his first season in the English Premier League with Liverpool.
Elsam El-Hadary; The Veteran goalkeeper is the oldest player in the competition, expect him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the competition.
The Egyptians will have to be on guard for the duration of the game to stand the chance of getting something out of the match, the likes of Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani can punish them if they lose concentration at any moment in the match.
Egypt have failed to win their last five matches.
Recent form: DLLDDL
Uruguay have won the World Cup two times they are not pushovers, they have deadly strikers that can do the damage against any team on their day.
The duo of Luiz Suarez and Edison Cavani scored 71 goals between them at club level last season.
Oscar Tabarez has been around for a while he knows the team, they are known for being difficult to break down and their compactness in the middle of the park.
It promises to be a great game.
Key Players: Luis Suarez, The Barcelona hitman is very dangerous on his own day, he scored over 25 goals for Barcelona last season. The Egyptian defenders need to keep an eye on him, he is also known for his theatrics.
Edison Cavani ended the season as the top scorer in the French Ligue 1 Aas he helped PSG to a domestic treble.
He is one of the best strikers in the world, he can wreak havoc if not tamed.
Recent form: WDWDLW
Egypt probable starting lineup:
El Hadary; Abdel-Shafi, Gabr, Hegazy, Ahmed Fathi, Hamed, Elneny, Sohby, Salah, Warda; Mohsen
Uruguay probable starting lineup:
Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Pereira; Bentancur, Torreira; Rodriguez, Arrascaeta, Suarez; Cavani
Head To Head
Egypt and Uruguay have met once in an International Friendly in 2006, Uruguay defeated Egypt 2-0
Prediction: :Egypt 1-2 Uruguay
Time: 1 pm Nigerian Time