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Russia v Egypt Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018

19th June 2018 / lee
Russia v Egypt- World Cup 2018

Russia v Egypt World Cup 2018, 19th June – 7.00 p.m

(Full time: 1:2 – goals: Fathy (OG) 47′, Cheryshev 59′, Dzyuba 62′ – Salah (P) 73′)

This game will start the second round of group stage fixtures at the 2018 World Cup and host nation Russia will be looking to drive home an advantage and push towards the round of 16. The Russians had an easy time of things in their opener against Saudi Arabia but will get a stiff challenge in this one against Egypt. Egypt’s hearts were broken in their opener as they conceded a late goal against Uruguay and so they need a big response of three points in this one.

Russia v Egypt Betting Odds*

Russia 13/10
Draw 11/5
Egypt 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 16th, 2018 at 00:28 p.m.)

Russia v Egypt Betting Tips

So it was a good confident start by host nation Russia as they hammered Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opener. That was Russia’s first win this season and perhaps it was more of a reflection on how poor Saudi Arabia are than how good Russia are. It is important to remember that Russia were carrying no form into this competition and they are going to have a much more difficult time breaking through the ranks of Egypt than they did against Saudi Arabia. Because of that for our Russia v Egypt betting tips we are looking under 2.5 goals at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.). If Russia could get three points out of this fixture then that would put them on the threshold of place in the round of 16. It would also ease some pressure off their final fixture which is their toughest of all against Uruguay.

So Russia got the big five goal haul with Denis Cheryshev netting a brace and he is a 3/1 odds option in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.) for this one. The main striker Fedor Smolov is the 5/4 odds favourite* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.). Going back to Russia’s form it reads now W1 D3 L4 in their last eight games and the win over Saudi Arabia gave them their first clean sheet in nine games. You really can take nothing away from that first match because of how shockingly poor their opposition were and we don’t see them having an easy time in getting past Egypt. The Egyptians will be hungry for a win in this one to play themselves back into the qualification picture from this group after losing their opener. In the bet365 correct score market we are considering the 1-1 draw for our Russia v Egypt betting tips at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.).

Egypt looked as if they had done enough in their opener to secure a point against Uruguay, but conceded an 89th-minute goal to lose 1-0. Their star man Mo Salah stayed on the bench for the entire match as he continued his recovery from shoulder injury. So now Egypt have a situation to try and rescue which leaves them in tough position. Will they just throw Salah into action here from the start against Russia as reports are he is fit? Frankly, they had little cutting edge without him as they tried to contain powerful Uruguay attack at the same time. This does actually look like a game that Egypt can get something out of, but because they have never won a World Cup much before, and because they are unable on a seven-match winless streak of current form, a win looks out of the picture in our Russia v Egypt betting tips. But there is appeal on the match outright draw for 11/5 odds* (betting odds taken on June 15, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.). That would still keep their qualification hopes alive but there is going to be an uphill battle for them not least because of Russia’s already big goal advantage in the group.

Russia v Egypt Head to Head

Egypt and Russia have never met before so they will be breaking new ground here.

Who will win – Russia v Egypt Predictions

This will be a true test of where Russia are at, as you can take nothing from that game against Saudi Arabia who were so poor. Egypt dug in well against Uruguay and were unlucky not to get a point out of that. However we are backing in our Russia v Egypt betting tips, the Africans to stick in their and grind out a point in this.


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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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