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Russia vs Egypt Prediction & Betting tips
On Matchday 2 of Group A, hosts hosts Russia are dealing with the Egyptians. While the Russians were able to ignite the euphoria in the country with a brilliant opening victory over Saudi Arabia, Egypt had great bad luck against the great favorite from Uruguay. The team around superstar Mohamed Salah is now under pressure and urgently needs a win to make their hopes for progress. We, on the other hand, put our focus on Russia against Egypt on Under bets, as we assume a contested World Cup match of two defensive teams.
After the first matchday, the host deserves to lead group A deservedly. With 5-0, Russia could clearly put the Saudi Arabian side in their place. The Russians had only 39% of possession, but were extremely efficient in their playing structure, so the team of coach Cherchesov could earn a total of 7 shots, of which in the end 5 were used. A really lucky hand proved the coach in the substitution of Cheryshev, who could certainly recommend themselves with a double for the starting eleven.
Russia did not miss the goal against Saudi Arabia and dominated the match, which was mainly due to the opponent’s incompetence. In addition, the Russians scored two of the five goals in stoppage time. The win was deserved, but in the end it was certainly too high by 1-2 goals. Although hosts Russia are the clear favorites against the Egyptians in terms of betting odds, that will certainly be a difficult match. We do not expect a repeat of the peat festival in Game 1 and therefore rate the odds developments on the betting market critically.
Egypt was in the run-up as a kind of secret favorite on the group victory of Group A. In fact, the African record champions against Uruguay at least partially keep up. The defeat was in the end very unfortunate, because only in the 89th Minute, the exceptionally well-organized defensive to keeper El-Shenawy was overcome by Gimenez. In general, Egypt is especially offensively extremely dependent on Mohamed Salah. The undisputed superstar came against Uruguay not used, but should move for the match against Russia in the starting eleven.
But whether the ailing superstar is also at 100%, may be doubted. For Egypt, it will be a difficult game and the motto should be: close the back and hope for the Lucky Punch. The scoring chances were not very dangerous in the opening game of Egypt, only three of the eight went on goal, but none landed on the net. This encourages us to bet on a few goals for Russia against Ägyten.