Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Odds

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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Stats

Saudi Arabia
Saudi ArabiaLWDWDWDD
3 wins / 4 draws / 1 defeats
  • Bahrain-Saudi Arabia1-0
  • Saudi Arabia-Qatar1-0
  • Saudi Arabia-Paraguay0-0
  • Uzbekistan-Saudi Arabia2-3
  • Palestine-Saudi Arabia0-0
  • Saudi Arabia-Singapore3-0
  • Yemen-Saudi Arabia2-2
  • Saudi Arabia-Mali1-1
6 wins / 3 draws / 1 defeats
  • Comoros-Egypt0-0
  • Egypt-Kenya1-1
  • Egypt-Botswana1-0
  • Uganda-Egypt0-2
  • Egypt-DR Congo2-0
  • Egypt-Zimbabwe1-0
  • Egypt-Guinea3-1
  • Egypt-Tanzania1-0
  • Nigeria-Egypt1-0
  • Niger-Egypt1-1

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt World Cup 2018

Egypt and Saudi Arabia will lock horns in what will be their final 2018 World Cup match, having each lost both of their opening fixtures. We has originally pencilled in Egypt as a contender for the Round of 16, but Mo Salah's injury combined with Russia's dominance sees them out of contention. Saudi Arabia have done as expected, although they showed character in their second match against Uruguay.

Egypt will enter the match as the favourite as they outrank their opponents and also boast a much better squad. The Saudi Arabians would have been reasonably confident coming into this World Cup given that this group is one of the easiest at the tournament, although it will always be tough for a nation that, compared to the best teams, is well behind in terms of quality.

It's hard to predict a dead rubber match as you never know how teams are going to play. With only pride to play for, you could argue that there will be plenty of goals as both sides abandon caution, although on the other hand neither of these sides has been impressive in front of goal.

Egypt has an excellent record against teams from the AFC and has dominated their head to head matches against the Saudi Arabians. It's therefore unsurprising that Egypt enter this match as the clear favourite, priced at -123 for the win. As has been the case in every match for the Asian nation, Saudi Arabia enter as outsiders, paying +343. You can also get +254 for the draw.

The Egyptians have never won a World Cup match, while Saudi Arabia are winless since 1994, so it will be a huge breakthrough if either side can manage it. While the draw is tempting, we are going to stick to our original pick now that Salah appears to be close to full fitness.

2-1 to Egypt in an entertaining match.

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt Betting Tips

  • 1

    Which Teams Will Score? - Both Teams @ -115

  • 2

    Over/Under - Over +2.5 @ +104

  • 3

    Anytime Goalscorer - Mohamed Salah @ -115

  • 4

    Correct Score - Egypt 2-1 @ +715

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Egypt are the clear favourite in this match, and while they still offer some value in the head to head market, there's always a chance they won't win simply because of their miserly tactics. You may also be looking for a wager that offers more than a 2:1 return. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives.

It's hard to see Saudi Arabia going through a tournament without scoring a goal, and this will be their biggest chance against an Egyptian side who will surely throw caution to the wind in pursuit of their first win. For that reason, we're tipping both teams will score, and you will get -115 for your troubles.

The over/under is more difficult in this case. Two sides who struggle to score, yet with nothing but pride to play for - do you tip goals or another midfield struggle? We're going with goals, and will be picking the overs at +104.

Finally, it's never a bad idea to place a wager on the correct score. Our pick of 2-1 to Egypt is paying +715, and will produce a great outlay if you're lucky!