18th Jun 2018 | World Cup

The Downside Of Hosting

Egypt were moments away from claiming a point against group favourites Uruguay without their best player. Salah could start in this pivotal Group A clash.

As we enter the second round of group matches it’s easy to read too much into the results we have seen so far. Yes Russia blew away Saudi Arabia but perhaps they are simply the worst team in the tournament?

Egypt held their own against Uruguay, but lost, so now they must target a victory against the hosts at best odds of 16/5 with SkyBet. Let’s not forget that Russia hadn’t won in 7 attempts before their opener.

Mo Salah is due to make his World Cup bow and the Pharaohs will get a huge boost from their talisman taking to the pitch. A draw won’t be enough for the Africans so expect an open clash at the Krestovsky Stadium.


Odds correct at time of publishing: 17:54 18th Jun, 2018 but subject to change