Uruguay – Saudi Arabia
Uruguay meets Saudi Arabia in a second match from Group A of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. This game is going to be played on Wednesday night at the Rostov Arena. Let’s have a look in our vip soccer predictions today.
Uruguay were lucky to win their first match at the competition against Egypt. Lucky for two main reason. First – they won with a goal in the 89th minute, scored by the central defender Jose Gimenez, and second – they faced a toothless Egypt team, who was unable to use its superstar Mohamed Salah.
Uruguay’s manager Oscar Tabarez started the game with his star duo in attack, picking the superstars Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. But it was not their day in Ekaterinburg, because it was Jose Gimenez who decided the match just a minute before the end. When Suarez and Cavani are not playing well, it’s a big problem for La Celeste. Uruguay is building its play around these two figures, who have to lead the team in every game. Against Egypt it didn’t happen and Uruguay were lucky to win.
But the three points are a fact now and Uruguay are very close to reaching the 1/8-finals. They know that a win against Saudi Arabia will almost surely qualify them for the knockout phase. And given what Saudi Arabia showed during the 0-5 loss against Russia, it’d be a major surprise if Uruguay do not win this game.
It’s a fact – Saudi Arabia didn’t show a lot of promise in the opening game of the World Cup against the hosts Russia. Some pundits thought that because of Sbornaya’s problems, this could turn to be a competitive game between these two nations. But it was not. Russia just humilated the Green Falcons, starting the tournament in the best way possible.
Saudi Arabia’s manager Juan Antonio Pizzi will have a tough job to prepare his team mentally for the clash. It’s always difficult to get back on your feet after such a heavy loss just a few days ago. You can be sure that the morale in the Saudi Arabian’s team is not very high at the moment. They probably hoped for a better start at the World Cup 2018, but it is what it is.
There’s one big problem for Saudi Arabia and this is Luis Suarez’ and Edinson Cavani’s determination to do better in the next game. The two strikers were heavily criticized for what they showed in the first match and now they will have a perfect opportunity to score their first goals in the competition. If Suarez and Cavani start producing, then it’s going to be a huge problem for the Green Falcons. And this 0-5 against Russia could be repeated.
For Saudi Arabia it’s a good chance to prove that their 0-5 loss in the first match was actually more than what they deserved. They actually showed some good movement of the ball in certain moments of the game, but these five goals really crushed them. A lot of things depend on their current mental state and how they are going to react to the humilating defeat from the hands of the Sbornaya.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup game between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. We consider La Celeste a heavy favourite for winning this game and it won’t suprise anyone. Right now Uruguay have a very impressive squad and they will want to prove that their shaky performance against Egypt was jast a fluke. Saudi Arabia on the other hand will be playing mainly for their honour.