Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
Uruguay didn't have an easy game in the World Cup opening match for them, as the side won over Egypt with narrow 1:0 result. The only goal was scored very late into the match in the 89th minute of clash via Gimenez. Despite their late goal, it should be said that the victory came deservedly.
They had more of the ball possession and chances created - not being very concrete with the chances but still being better. Winning goal came after a free kick and a header from Gimenez, while the impression is that the Egyptians missed their biggest star and key player Salah simply too much here.
Suarez and Cavani should be leading the attack in a version of a 4-3-1-2 formation with the help of Arrascaeta as the offensive midfielder.
Saudi Arabia came bravely into their game against Russia in the World Cup opener. However, it the end it wasn't enough and they showed to be few classes below the World Cup hosts. They looked decent in first ten minutes of the match and even had some fine semi counters.
However once the Russians opened them in the 12th minute via Gazinskiy, it has gone from bad to worse for the Asians. Cheryshev doubled up the lead for Russia before the halftime whistle, while the gameplay of Saudi Arabia completely got ruined later on.
Russians left the ball possession to them and waited for their chance to punish them - being able to score three more goals in the second halftime. Dzuyba, Cheryshev, and Golovin were the goalscorers for completely deserved victory as the performance of Saudi Arabia looked worse and worse as the time passed.
Saudis should continue in a version of a 4-1-4-1 formation with Muwallad as forward. Shehri, Jassam, Farai, and Dawsari should act as more offensive options next to him. No doubt that their manager Juan Antonio Pizzi will try to change few things after their opening game loss.
Uruguay made a perfect start in the World Cup with a narrow 1:0 victory over Egypt. They now need to continue in the same manner in order to reach the first position. This game shouldn't be much of a task for them, as Uruguay have even more technical superiority in order to punish pretty poor Saudis.
Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia prediction
Uruguay -2 Asian handicap @ 1.98 with Bet365