Matt Pitt | Mon 25/06/2018 - 06:19 EDT

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Odds

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Odds

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt World Cup Odds

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Saudi Arabia and Egypt will play their final game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at 17:00 local time on Monday 25th June at the Volgograd Arena.

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Prediction

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Both of these teams are flying home after this game regardless of the result and both will be bitterly disappointed to have not performed anywhere near how they know they can. Saudi Arabia have been awful, particularly in their opening game against Russia when they lost 5-0. The Saudi’s were marginally better against Uruguay but still fell to another defeat.

Egypt were confident of causing some upset at the World Cup because they have Mohamed Salah among their ranks. The problem is Salah is Egypt’s only good player and if teams manage to hinder him Egypt do not have an alternative outlet in attack.

This fixture should be a low scoring affair as neither are prolific in front of goal. Both sides will want to avoid losing all three of their matches so expect a cagey game that will likely end without a goal scorer.

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Key Bites

  • Despite having Mohamed Salah in their team, Egypt have failed to score in four of their previous six matches
  • Abdullah Ateef has been nicknamed the Saudi Modric, after Luka Modric, by his teammates
  • A goal for Mohamed Salah would take his total to 47 goals in 56 games for the current season
  • Seven of Egypt’s last 11 games have finished with under 2.5 goals
  • Saudi Arabia have only scored once in their previous four games; they have conceded 11 goals in that time
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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Betting Trends

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia have lost both of their Group A games so far and have a negative goal difference of seven.
  • Saudi Arabia have been eliminated in the group stages of four of their past five World Cups.
  • Saudi Arabia have never won a World Cup game. They have lost 10 from 12 and not scored in nine of those matches.
  • Saudi coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said his side felt ashamed after their 5-0 loss to Russia and that his team are now playing for pride.
  • Abdullah Ateef has been Saudi Arabia’s best player and has a great range of passing.
  • Saudi forwards Fahad Al Muwallad and Mohamed Kanno have shown glimpses of promise but seem to lack the killer instinct.
  • There have been three previous meetings between these sides. Saudi won 5-1 in 1999 with Egypt winning in both 2005 and 2007.
  • Saudi Arabia have lost seven of their previous 10 games, including a run of five defeats in a row.
  • Saudi Arabia have only scored once in their past four games.
  • Saudi Arabia have only scored four goals across their last three World Cups.

Egypt

  • Egypt cannot progress to the knockout stages regardless of the result against Saudi Arabia.
  • Egypt have failed to score in four of their previous six matches.
  • Egypt managed 13 shots on goal against Russia in their last game but only managed to convert one of those into an actual goal.
  • Egypt have only won twice in their previous 12 games and have not won in their past eight matches, including a run of three consecutive defeats.
  • The Egyptians have only kept two clean sheets in their past 12 games.
  • Mohamed Salah has scored 46 goals in 55 appearances in all competitions this season.
  • When Mohamed Salah scored against Russia he became only the third Egyptian player to score at the World Cup finals.
  • All eight goal that Egypt have conceded at the World Cup have come in the second half of the match.
  • Egypt have never won a game at the World Cup finals, drawing two and losing four.
  • Egypt have not scored in any of their previous four World Cup matches.

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt World Cup Preview

If ever a World Cup game had zero meaning this is it. Both Saudi Arabia and Egypt have lost their two Group A games and are stuck on no points. The teams on show are playing for pride and while both would like to sign off with a win, Saudi Arabia and Egypt lack quality os the game is likely to end goalless and in a draw.

Saudi Arabia spoke of their shame of being humiliated 5-0 by Russia. The team managed to perform a little better against Uruguay, yet they never looked like scoring or like they would every threaten the South American team’s goal.

The Saudis have nicknamed Abdullah Ateef “Saudi Modric” thanks to his range of passing, but one cannot help but think this is ironic because Ateef would struggle to make an impact at a third or fourth tier club in Europe. 

FIFA are expanding the number of teams for future World Cups so lesser football nations have the chance to shine on the biggest stage. If they are going to be like Saudi Arabia FIFA should probably consider reducing the number of teams.

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Egypt have been equally as poor as Saudi Arabia and their fans must be gutted to see such a lack of heart and desire from their players on the pitch. The Egyptians lack of progress has not been helped by Mohamed Salah not been fully fit, but you cannot compete at international level if you only have one good player in your squad.

Mohamed Salah would get into any team in the world, but he is surrounded by second-rate players who just are not good enough to compete at a World Cup. Salah still is not fully recovered from a shoulder injury and his lack of fitness means Egypt will rarely threaten the Saudi Arabia goal.

Bovada price under 1.5 goals at -120 and under 2 goals at +150. Both of these bets could yield value if, as expected, both teams settle for a point so they do not finish rock bottom of the standings.

The Draw and under 1.5 goals comes in at +700 with the draw and under 2.5 goals priced at a generous +300.

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