World Cup 2018 Group A includes Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. Here are a few details on each of them that will help you in your betting game and with your prediction strategy to determine who’s more likely to prevail. The world cup predictions and tips are any football enthusiast’s MVP.
Russia managed to automatically qualify as hosts. If we take a look at their Fifa points rankings and current form, these may be the only reasons for which they’re playing at a World Cup. They also hope to obtain their boost from home support which will probably be a vocal one.
Russia’s manager Stanislav Cherchesov flaunts an extensive knowledge and expertise, and he spent most of his coaching career in Russian domestic football. His team of players plies their trade in the Russian Premier League since he started to manage the national team. An important detail is that the team flaunts a 31.25% win rate. In March, they lost to France (1-3) and Brazil (0-3).
Saudi Arabia missed out back in 2010 and 2014, but they are back after they finished ahead of Australia in the qualifying groups, but he was sacked after five games under his charge. The team is now under the command of former Spain striker Juan Antonio Pizzi. The Saudi Arabia team recently managed to beat Greece 2-0, but they lost to Belgium and drew 1-1 against Ukraine back in March.
Their experienced midfielder Taisir AI-Jassim flaunts 124 caps for his national side.
Egypt topped their qualification group, and this was their ticket to the 2018 World Cup. They will be making their third-ever appearance in the finals. The team is a mixture of home-based players and some stars that chose to play abroad. Essam El-Hadary is the name that captains the side at the age of 45 years old and he hopes to add to his 155 caps in Russia. Their most notable success at a major tournament was back in 2010 when they lifted the Africa Cup of Nations for the seventh time. Egypt was recently defeated against Portugal (2-1) and Greece (1-0).
Uruguay managed to finish on the second place in their group just to secure their spot in the finals and make their 13th appearance at the World Cup. Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin captains the side and the attacking players will have coach Oscar Tabarez. This season, superstar attackers Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani have a combined 89 goals. The team relies on these two.
Uruguay played two friendlies back in, and they managed to beat both the Czech Republic (2-0) and Wales (0-1).
Closing words and predictions
Based on all of this information, our predictions are for Egypt in the first place. The second place will be a fierce battle between Russia and Uruguay, and we’re seeing Saudi Arabia as the outsiders.
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