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Saudi Arabia vs Egypt preview

Unfortunately both of these sides already know their fate and it is not a happy one. For both teams this will be their last match of the 2018 World Cup and they are playing for pride. Egypt are the better side and you would expect that with a fully fit Mo Salah they would relish this game and the chance to get a few goals, however he is clearly not at 100% and it is unclear whether or not he will play. He provides most if not all the cutting thrust of Egypt, who are a decent side but really lack potency when Salah isn't playing. There is also some disharmony between Salah and the Egypt camp regarding their use of his fame as a political weapon. In a match with nothing riding on it I expect Egypt to win comfortably.

Final score prediction 1-3

Odds:   Saudi Arabia   10/3    Draw  12/5    Egypt 17/20

Best bet   Both teams to score. 10/11


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