Place: Rostov arena (Rostov).
Date: on the 20th of June, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup
The start of the World Cup was difficult for Uruguay but South Americans have managed to win over Egypt (1:0), thanks to Giménez’s goal on the 89th minute of the match. Uruguay owned an initiative but the advantage wasn’t total. Nevertheless, three points are three points. In case of success with Saudi Arabia that has failed on start, Uruguay for 99.9% guarantees itself the place in the tournament playoffs.
As the game against Egypt has shown, Oscar Tabarez (the unique coach who is working with team since 2006) didn’t begin to look for unexpected decisions and has put quite usual set of football players on the field. The degree of readiness to the starting game of Cavani and Suarez for a match has slightly disappointed as two top forwards were slow, lost the moments, and didn’t manage to score for two at least one goal into the gates of Egypt therefore the center back had to undertake some actions. Though, Uruguay is quite strong if we speak about experience and team work.
The total failure (0:5) in the match against the hosts of the tournament has seriously influenced on the reputation and hopes of Saudi Arabia in the World Cup 2018. Arabians was dreaming of a worthy performance and have received clean defeat without any chance on other outcome. Yes, perhaps the score could be not such terrible but the result of Russia wouldn’t change in any way. Saudi Arabia was very poor and has managed to oppose nothing to Russia which also has some game problems.
Juan Antonio Pizzi has done quite good work aimed at the development of football in Arabia (the big plan on development of this sport in the country has been already announced) but to build the team for the period in half a year is almost impossible. Therefore the coach of Saudi Arabia will be asked about at the end of the World championship and he and his team still have some time to correct everything.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
After the starting failure of Saudi Arabia, bookmakers leave no chance for them to gain any success. Odds on victory of Uruguay are 1.15, on draw – 10.00, and on victory of Saudi Arabia – 23.00. Also bookmakers propose an interesting option on match effectiveness: “total over 2.5″ for 1.57, and “total under 2.5” for 2.64. Bookmakers promise us an interesting match with a great victory of Uruguay.
According to the opening match, we shouldn’t expect high gaming results from Saudi Arabia. Arabians demonstrate shy level of the game; they make a lot of simple mistakes in simple situations, that seem good for Uruguay.
Our tips: Uruguay to win with asian handicap (-1.5) – odds 1.76 Asianoddds
In the previous matches between these national teams the goals were scored by both teams. But Uruguay looks very reliably in defense and will hardly allow Arabians to score the goals.