Uruguay all the rage to win their 2018 World Cup group after doubts emerge over Mohamed Salah’s participation for Egypt
It was strange to see Uruguay trading at 11/10 to win Group A in the World Cup this summer, although La Celeste’s odds have started to tumble and they’re no bigger than 4/5 with bet365 to claim top spot in that section.
Oscar Tabarez’s side look vastly superior to the other teams in the group, with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani providing the sort of firepower that should propel them into the last sixteen with ease.
The money has also come for Uruguay after Mohamed Salah was forced off the pitch during the 2018 Champions League final, with the Egyptian now facing a race against time to be available for his team’s opener against the South American side.
If Salah is absent or even half fit, it would be a huge blow for the African side who are 11/2 with bet365 to win Group A, while hosts Russia are 9/5 with the same firm and have the easiest possible curtain-raiser in the form of Saudi Arabia.
Uruguay and Russia are widely tipped to be the qualified teams from Group A, with the former a best price 1/5 (William Hill) to go through to the last sixteen, while Russia are 1/3 with the same firm to make home advantage count.
You can get 2/1 with William Hill that Uruguay win the group and Russia finish second, while a Uruguay – Egypt forecast is a 6/1 chance.
All odds were correct at time of posting.