Saudi Arabia and Egypt are facing each other at the Volgograd Arena
The two underdogs in Group A of the World Cup Saudi Arabia and Egypt are facing each other at the Volgograd Arena in the city of Volgograd. Here are our vip soccer predictions today for this clash.
After losing their first two games at the World Cup, both Saudi Arabia and Egypt lost their chances of reaching the knockout phase of the tournament. But the fight is not over for them. They can still record a win and cinch the third place in the final standings. It would be especially important for Egyps, as the Pharaohs are looking for their first win ever at the World Cup. For them it would be a massive joy if they celebrate it against Egypt in the first match between two Arab teams in the history of the World Cup.
In 1994 Saudi Arabia surprised a lot of people and reached the 1/8-finals of the World Cup. Now things are different, because the Green Falcons are having troubles to even score a goal on Russian soil. They have a Copa America winning coach like Juan Antonio Pizzi, but they are obviously not on the desired level at this World Cup. Of course, Saudi Arabia have never been a formidable force in football, but they have hoped for a little bit of a better performance in Russia.
Egypt were really unlucky at this World Cup 2018. They had a superstar like Mohamed Salah, who was unable to show his qualities because of his shoulder injury. Salah missed the first game against Uruguay and he was far away from his optimal fitness against Russia. You can be sure that Egypt would have been a much more formidable team if Mo Salah was on one hundred percent fit for the World Cup. But when you can’t use your best player in the way you wanted, it’s completely understandable why for Egypt it was so difficult to take something from the first two matches.
It’s curious if Egypt’s goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary is going to record a few minutes in the match. If the manager Hector Cuper gives him some time on the pitch, El-Hadary will become the oldest player ever to feature at the World Cup. He will be 45 years and 161 days old.
There are some serious problems for Juan Antonio Pizzi before the game. The Spanish coash can’t use three of his key defenders – Taiseer Al Jassam, Omar Hawsawi and Mansour Al-Harbi. It remains to be seen how Pizzi will deal with this situation. If Mohamed Salah and Egypt’s forwards perform good in the match, these problems could be a key factor for the Saudi Arabian team.
Saudi Arabia did better against Uruguay than they did against Russia. The team conceded just one goal against La Celeste, but for a second consecutive game was unable to score.
Here’s the moment to remind that if the game ends with a draw, then Egypt will take the third place in the final standngs. The reason for this is the better goal difference which the Pharaohs have compared to the Green Falcons.
This is going to be a first meeting between Saudi Arabia and Egypt since the 1999 Confederations Cup, where the Saudis enjoyed a thrilling 5-1 win.
These are our vip soccer predictions for the World Cup clash from Group A between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This game looks a little bit unpredictable, because both sides look pretty even in terms of quality. Be sure that both teams want to end their World Cup participation with a win. But who will get it in the end?