World Cup 2018 is almost upon us. Football fans around the globe have worked themselves into a frenzy. From football themed promotions in every pub, bookmaker and retail outlet to new football opinion and analysis flooding our social media feed every single day, everyone is ready for a terrific summer of football.
If you’re looking to make the season even more fun than it already is, you have probably already considered some football bets. Which team will win the World Cup? How will your favourite team perform? Which player are we putting money on? After all, the World Cup is the largest sports betting season of the year. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of new betting markets and opportunities.
In this series of posts, we will dive into each of the 32 competing teams in detail. From their World Cup history to their squad, our analysts will cover it all. Keep scrolling down to find out the odds on Egypt winning world cup 2018. Will the Egyptian team make its countrymen proud? It is their first tournament since 1990 (that’s 28 years ago!), so excitement in Egypt must be shooting through the roof.
Egypt World Cup 2018: World Cup History
It is the first time that Egypt has qualified for World Cup since 1990. In fact, it is only their third outing to FIFA World Cup (the earlier two were 1934 and 1990). Fun fact: Egypt was the first African country to qualify for the World Cup. This most populous country of Arab has actually dominated the football scene on its continent.
The team had until recently suffered something of a lousy drought for football. They have failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations from 2012 to 2015, a particularly tough pill to swallow given that they once dominated the tournament. In fact, Egypt had won the African Cup a record-breaking seven times in the past. Anyway, 2018 seems to be the year of the Egyptian’s return. They have reached final of this year’s African cup and are back in the World Cup.
Unfortunately, the team has not been very consistent. In the post-qualifying friendly matches, Egypt has not won any games, walked away with one draw and 4 losses. They may be the underdogs of the competition, but they have the passionate support of an entire country standing behind them.
Egypt World Cup 2018: Team and World Cup 2018 Egypt Fixtures
Mohamed Salah from Liverpool carries the Egyptian team’s mantel. He delivered five goals in six games during the final round of qualifiers, including a dramatic late penalty that took Egypt to the World Cup. Add to that 11 goals through his first 14 UEFA Champions League appearances with the reds, Salah may be the most gifted goal scorer for Egypt.
There are other English league players too, including Ahmed El Mohamedi who plays for Aston Villa, Ahmed Hegazi from West Bromwich Albion, Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke City, Mohamed Elneny from Liverpool and Sam Morsy from Wigan Athletic. Will this young lineup finally make a difference to Egyptian football?
Finally, there’s Essam El-Hadary, the team’s 45 year old goalkeeper. If El-Hadary is included in Egypt’s final squad, he will be the oldest player for this year’s FIFA World Cup. This would beat 43-year old Farid Mondragonam of Colombia who played in 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The team is coached by Hector Cuper from Argentina. His style has so far been about defense first and counterattacks when it can. Some may argue that it is slightly conservative, but it seems to have been working so far!
Egypt World Cup 2018 Odds
Are you placing any money on Egypt this summer? Regardless of your sporting affiliation or nationality, there is opportunity around every corner. Punters are leaving no stones unturned, even checking the betting odds Egypt to win World Cup 2018. We have scoured tens of bookmakers sites and compiled a comprehensive list of Egypt to win world cup 2018 odds.
Odds Egypt World Cup 2018 Matches
- Egypt vs. Uruguay (Friday, 15th June 2018)
- Uruguay Wins 7/10
- Draw 12/5
- Egypt Wins 9/2
- Egypt vs. Russia (Tuesday, 19th June 2018)
- Russia 19/20
- Draw 11/5
- Egypt 16/5
- Egypt vs. Saudi Arabia (Monday, 25th June 2018)
- Egypt 13/20
- Draw 13/5
- Saudi Arabia 9/2
The odds and predictions above were provided by Bet365.
Odds of Egypt World Cup Top Goalscorer
- Mohamed Salah 4/6
- Abdalla Said 14/1
- Mohamed El Neny 14/1
- Ahmed Hassan 16/1
- Amr Gamal 16/1
Odds on Egypt winning 2018 World Cup
The current odds for Egypt to win world cup 2018 stands at 200/1. The odds for Egypt’s stage of elimination are as follows:
- Group Stage 4/7
- Last 16 9/4
- Quarter Final 9/1
- Runner Up 100/1
The odds Egypt win world cup 2018 are not very high, so you may perhaps check out other betting markets involving Egypt. Egypt is relatively lucky as the World Cup draw places them in the same group as tournament long-shots, Saudi Arabia. The best bet for Egypt may be the match against Saudi Arabia and Russia too, both of which have not done well in recent friendly matches.
Egypt World Cup 2018 Fixtures
If you are keeping tabs on the odds on Egypt to win World Cup 2018, then you may want to catch all of their matches. The team is in Group A, alongside Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.
Here are all the current Egypt World Cup 2018 fixtures for the group stage of the competition:
Egypt vs. Uruguay
Friday 15th June, 5:00 PM (Local Time)
Egypt vs. Russia
Wednesday 20th June, 9:00 PM (Local Time)
Saint Petersburg Stadium
Egypt vs. Saudi Arabia
Monday 25th June, 5:00 PM (Local Time)