Both Saudi Arabia and Egypt would play this game for pride since neither of the teams did what was necessary to play in the knockout stages by losing two games consecutively in this world cup. Saudi Arabia was favourites to finish behind everyone in the group and they lived up to it but the surprise was that Mo Salah led Egypt were expected to go to the Round of 16 at least given they have the phenomenal star Mohamed Salah in their attack but he missed out on their first game and he didn’t do much as they lost to Russia 3-1. The late goal was the consolation to Mohamed Salah as it was evident that all hopes of Egypt winning anything in this world cup was gone but in just a matter of time.
According to bet365 the odds of Saudi Arabia winning this game is 15/4, odds of drawing this game is 13/5 and the odds of Egypt winning this game is 17/20. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Saudi Arabia emerging out victorious are 18/5 and the probability for a draw is 13/5 and for Egypt to win the odds are 17/20. Betfair odd for Saudi Arabia is 15/4, for Egypt is 10/11 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 5/2.
Al Jassam remains the only injury concern for the Arabs. Saudis are expected to field the same playing 11 that played against Uruguay and it saw five changes in it.
Egypt may also make one change on the team by bringing in Al Ittihad in place of Marwan Mohsen. Mohamed Salah will once again start for the Egyptians in this game.
Egypt: L L L D D L
Saudi Arabia: L L L L L W
Egypt is most likely to come out on top after this game.
Man Of The Match:
If Saudi Arabia has to win then it would fall on Al Sahlawi and if Egypt wins, it will be Mohamed Salah.