Kicking off day number 2 of World Cup madness, is none other than Mohamed Salah and Egypt. They will be playing Uruguay, who has front two of Luis Suarez, of FC Barcelona, and Edinson Cavani, of PSG, can do damage to any back line in the World. Kickoff will be early Friday morning, at 5:00 am, pacific time, on Fox Sports 1.
I know, 5:00 am sounds early as hell for some damn footy. I can almost guarantee a thriller with this match. If not, chuups. Uruguay will be more likely of the teams with possession, which will lead to Egypt looking to capitalize on the counter attack.
Uruguay will have the upper hand as well as talent and skill in going Forward, but I see the Manager of Egypt, setting his team up tactically to help exploit that long ball, and utilize Salah and his speed. The Defense of Uruguay, are not to be taken likely by any team. As rough and aggressive as they come, Uruguay will be looking to Dominate on the ball and frustrate Egypt.
Possible Line Ups
Uruguay 4-4-2 with Muslera in goal
Caceres-Gimenez-Godin-Silva in defense
Bentancur-Vecino-Rodriguez-De Arrascaeta in Midfield
Suarez-Cavani up top
Egypt 4-2-3-1 with Mohsen up top
Sobhi-Trezeguet-Salah, in midfield, and yes Salah will be FIT for the First Match I believe.
Elneny-Hamed in defensive midfield
Abdel-Shafy, Gabr, Hegazy, Gaber in defense.
My guess is Uruguay will come out hot and firing and get ahead first, but I am betting on Egypt to get at least one goal by the half. Second half will belong to Uruguay, as defense will win them this game. My prediction is 3-1 for Uruguay, but it wont be easy! Looking forward to maybe seeing Egypt into the next round with Uruguay topping their group? Well have to wait and see!