World Cup 2018 - EGYPT I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis

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The Egyptian national team around goal getter Mohammed Salah could provide a small surprise at the World Cup 2018 in Group A. Therefore betting tips on Egypt at the World Cup 2018 have good perspectives, which we will discuss in detail later in our forecast. With the help of our analysis of the course of the qualification as well as the roster you can additionally place your bets with extensive information, so that you don’t have to only rely on your gut at the World Cup 2018.

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  • World Cup tips and prognosis
  • Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Egypt
  • Roster analysis
  • Qualification and form check
  • Previous final round participations

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What does Egypt’s participation at the World Cup 2018 mean for your betting possibilities?

The “pharaohs’” participation pens up exciting possibilities for betting tips at the World Cup 2018 due to Egypt’s ambitions around superstar Mohammed Salah that shouldn’t be underestimated. Nevertheless Egypt is one of the underdogs in Group A alongside Saudi Arabia. Therefore William Hill honors Egypt making it to the knock out stage of the tournament with odds of 3, which is quite high. After our prognosis we believe that it’s not sure yet, who will finish second in Group A behind favorite Uruguay. When everything plays out as expected we believe that Russia and Egypt will fight for second place. So in our opinion it’s not impossible at all that Egypt will make it past the group stage.

The match of the “green falcons” against the hosts will not only be interesting in regard of making it to the knock out stage, but placing a bet on the direct duel is also a good betting tip possibility, since a win by Egypt is listed with odds of 4.2 at tipico. These are real smashing odds, because Egypt has players like Mohammed Salah, Mohamed Elneny and Ramadan Sabhi on their roster, who are players of international format that should be able to challenge Russia in our opinion.

Apart from placing bets on the Egyptian team, betting tips on goals by Mohamed Salah can also be very lucrative. One shouldn’t forget however, that he usually scores his goals for a world class Liverpool team, where he is surrounded by top players. He might not get as many chances to score with the national team, where he is surrounded by weaker players. Egypt’s strong record in the qualification for the 2018 World Cup needs to be put in perspective though. They will meet much stronger opponents at the World Cup than they did in the African qualification rounds.

Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Egypt

  • Mohammed Salah scores the most goals of his team
  • Win against Saudi-Arabia
  • Best african team in competition

Which roster does the Egyptian federation send to the World Cup 2018?

With Liverpool striker star Mohamed Salah, who bloomed during last season with the “Reds” and turned into a real top performer, Egypt has an absolute top star of international format on their roster. The dangerous and very quick Salah scored four goals in the course of the African qualification and so played an important part in Egypt’s success. Therefore betting tips on scored goals by Salah can be luring at the Word Cup 2018 and they get good odds too.

Apart from Salah, who was named African player of the year not long ago, there are a couple more Premier League players on the team, namely Mohamed Elneny, Ahmed Hegazy and Ramadan Sobhi. So their pool of players shouldn’t be underestimated. Paired with a strengthened self-confidence from the qualification they should have chances to make it past the group stage. Head coach Hector Cuper almost always relied on a starting formation in a 4-2-3-1 system during the qualification. Arsenal player Elneny played in the central midfield and Salah on the right wing. So it’s no surprise that most offensive attacks of Egypt are started over the right side, where Salah draws a lot of opposing defenders due to his quickness and so makes room for Stoke player Ramadan Sobhi. This way it’s hard to make out Egypt, because they don’t only have Salah, but also another Premier League offensive player that is able to score anytime. So far nobody on the Egyptian roster proved to be very effective on the very frontline, but the wing pincer Salah-Sobhi is dangerous enough as it is. Egypt also has a Premier League player on defense. Inside defender Ahmed Hegazy plays for west Bromwich and is a fixed center back there.

As you can see in this short analysis, Egypt’s federation sends a team to the 2018 World Cup that isn’t only carried by superstar Salah, but also has players on other positions of international caliber. Egypt will probably not win the title and they will probably also fall short against group favorite Uruguay, but they don’t need to hide from the teams from Russia and Saudi Arabia. The big question will be, how well the weaker players will perform on the international stage. After all a big part of the team plays in weaker leagues, like captain and goal keeper Essam El-Hadary, who usually plays for Al-Taawon in the Saudi Arabic “Professional League”.

What did Egypt’s road to the World Cup 2018 look like?

Egypt was able to finish first in their group of the African qualification round. They had a four point lead on second place and so the team from the Nile will participate at a World Cup final round for the first time again since 1990. Even though superstar Mohamed Salah scored a penalty goal in minute 94 against the Republic of Congo and so locked down the World Cup final round participation early, Egypt got away with some close wins with only one goal deficit in the course of the qualification. Egypt started strong with two victories in a group with the national teams of Uganda, Ghana and the before mentioned selection from Congo, but then they suffered a loss against the surprise team from Uganda. They made up for that in the second match against them, however, which Egypt won 1:0. So they had the luck of the brave at times, which isn’t supposed to diminish their performance: With a promising roster and a perfectly matched system the “pharaohs” should stand a chance to make it to the round of top 16 teams. If they want to win the group they have to go through Uruguay, however. It’s worth to consider betting on Egypt making it past the group stage though.

How many World Cup participations can Egypt look back on?

With the participation in Russia Egypt is competing in a final round for the third time. Their best World Cup result was making it to the round of top 16 back in 1934. Their last participation was in 1990 and there the seven time African champion didn’t make it past the group stage. With two draws and one close loss against group favorite England they closely got eliminated. So Egyptian football could currently really use a feeling of success at a World Cup. With a combination of corresponding results and the hype around Premier League goal getter Salah there would be potential for a wave of euphoria in the country.

*All odds: status 10.02.2018

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