Match: Saudi Arabia vs Egypt
Competition: FIFA World Cup Group A
Time / Date: 17:00h / 25 June 2018
Venue: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt may have remained knocked out of last-16 contention of the World Cup (WC) from Group A with two consecutive losses, but their encounter in Volgograd will not be short of ambition from both sides.
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Match Preview
A 5-0 embarrassing by Russia in their first match accompanied by a 1-0 failure to Uruguay finished the World Cup visit for the Saudis. A fifth consecutive defeat highlights their lack of class, notwithstanding the elasticity displayed against Uruguay.
Egypt’s missing on talisman Mohamed Salah showed unfaithful, as they dropped in their first World Cup in 28 years. The 1-0 loss over Uruguay was a close heartbreak, but there was no questioning their deficiencies facing Russia in the 3-1 loss.
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Head-to-head
Egypt have converted two wins and one loss of their three encounters with Saudi Arabia, with the most up-to-date being a 2-1 win for Egypt in 2007. The only competitive meeting between the sides saw Saudi Arabia smash Egypt 5-1 in the 1999 Confederations Cup.
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Stats and Streaks
- Saudi Arabia have now reached 366 minutes without getting a goal in World Cup finals.
- In eight of Saudi Arabia’s last 12 World Cup matches, there have been over 2.5 goals.
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Team News
Saudi Arabia could select the identical unit that began against Uruguay after making five changes there.
Al-Owais, Al Burayk, Hawsawi, Abdulayhi, Al Shahrani, Al Jassim, Otayf, Babhir, Al Faraj, Al Dawsari, Al Sahlawi
Mohamed Salah is supposed to start again following returning to the lineup facing Russia.
El Shenawy, Ibrahim, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdul Shafy, Elneny, Hamed, Salah, Bekhit, Hassan, Kahraba
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Prediction
Bookies see Egypt as a big favourite here, but surely will be not that easy for Egypt to take the win. Goals in both ends should be expected, while my prime betting tip here is Saudi Arabi +1 Asian Handicap.