Stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena
TV: BBC One
Uruguay, who finished fourth at South Africa 2010, are expected to top Group A and can get off to a flying start versus Egypt.
Prolific strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani go into this tournament in good spirits, whereas the Pharaohs have major fitness doubts over Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
We expect a positive showing from La Celeste, with 6/5 for them to win to nil getting the nod in our Egypt vs Uruguay betting tips.
A Look At Egypt’s Betting Odds
Salah scored 71 per cent of his side’s goals as they qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, so it is impossible to play down his significance.
The flying winger has returned to training after recovering from the shoulder injury which cut short his Champions League final appearance.
However, the feeling is that he will only be effective again for the latter stages of Group A.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed El Neny, Aston Villa full-back Ahmed Elmohamady and West Brom duo Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr are familiar faces, but Salah is the talisman.
A Look At Uruguay’s Betting Odds
Uruguay are ranked 31 places higher than Egypt in the FIFA rankings and there is a lot to like about Oscar Tabarez’s team.
The two-time world champions have become more solid at the back, where Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin operates and Fernando Muslera has established himself as a respected shot-stopper.
Then there is the firepower Paris St Germain forward Cavani and Barcelona striker Suarez provide up front.
Cavani topped the scoring charts in South American qualifying with 10, finishing three clear of Lionel Messi, Gabriel Jesus and Alexis Sanchez, while Suarez weighed in with five himself.
Both have also impressed in friendlies this year and it is hard to pick between them for goalscorer wagers.
However, Suarez is a slightly bigger price at 11/4 to break the deadlock, so that will do for us in our Egypt vs Uruguay betting predictions.
The former Liverpool forward is coming off another outstanding season for Barca in Spain, netting 25 times in LaLiga.
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