Russia vs Egypt betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Russia vs Egypt prediction: Russia 2-1 Egypt

Buoyed by their opening day thrashing of Saudi Arabia, hosts Russia will be hoping to confirm their place in the last 16 with a win over Egypt.

The Pharaohs must avoid another defeat following their late loss to Uruguay.

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Russia vs Egypt: Who will win?

Russia are 11/10 favourites to win on Tuesday while Egypt are an attractive looking 3/1 to get the victory.

Fedor Smolov is 7/2 to be first goalscorer, while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is 13/8 to score anytime during the match.

Sergio Ramos vs Mo Salah

KIEV, UKRAINE – MAY 26: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool falls and lands on his shoulder after a collision with Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, leading to him going off injured during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Russia vs Egypt match preview

Russia host Egypt on Tuesday at the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg.

Russia begin the game as leaders of Group A, above Uruguay on goal difference.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s side thrashed Saudi Arabia in last week’s opening match of the tournament. Yury Gazinskiy, Denis Cheryshev (2), Artem Dzuyba and Aleksandr Golovin all scored in the 5-0 win.

A victory for Russia would see become the first side to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.

Egypt suffered a late 1-0 defeat in their opening match against Uruguay. Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez scored an 89th-minute winner to break Egyptian hearts.

Should Egypt lose on Tuesday, their fate will rest on the outcome of the other Group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia later in the day.

If the Pharoahs lose to Russia they would require Saudi Arabia to beat Uruguay in order to stay in the competition.

Russia and Egypt have never faced each other before.

during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Russia team news vs Egypt

Key man Alan Dzagoev was forced off early on in the opening match and has not even travelled for the Egypt game.

Denis Cheryshev, who replaced Dzagoev, is likely to start on Tuesday following his two goals on Thursday.

Artem Dzyuba’s goal off the bench also puts him in contention to start, placing Fyodor Smolov’s spot at risk.

Egypt team news vs Russia

Egypt played the entirety of their opener without star player Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool winger was deemed unfit following his shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final.

Salah is fully expected to start on Tuesday, which will give Hector Cuper’s side a massive morale boost.

Tarek Hamed could miss out through injury which would likely see Sam Morsy start the match.

Russia predicted line-up vs Egypt

Predicted Russia XI vs Egypt

Predicted Russia XI vs Egypt

Egypt predicted line-up vs Russia

Predicted Egypt XI vs Russia

Predicted Egypt XI vs Russia

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Russia to win vs Egypt and both teams to score: 4/1!