Saudi Arabia vs Egypt
|Date & Time||Monday June 25, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Saudi Arabia +375 / Egypt -118 / Draw +260 -- Over/Under: 2.5
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have both been eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Both sides lost their opening two games and while the dream is over, they would both like to leave the competition with a win. That should result in a good game of football.
Saudi Arabia were very poor in their opening game of the competition but they significantly improved in the second game against Uruguay. The Asian nation will want to go a step further and get a result against Egypt. This side relied heavily on their defense in qualifying but that was not enough in this competition. I am expecting Saudi Arabia to play a more open brand of football now that they have nothing to lose.
On the other side of the coin, Egypt will consider themselves to be unlucky. The Egyptian have been good in both their games but have still managed to get two losses. Finishing the tournament with a win will be massive for the African nation since the players are still young and they have what it takes to do better in future World Cups. Mo Salah has not been at his best in this tournament and I am sure the Liverpool superstar will want to make his mark on this competition even in a dead rubber.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that Egypt wins this game. The Africans are much better than Saudi Arabia and I see them winning easily. We are not getting the best price on Egypt so it is a wager which I would avoid. The best bet is the over 2.5 goals. Both sides will play open football since they having nothing to lose and that should result in goals.