World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia vs Egypt prediction, team news and preview in final Group A match

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World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia vs Egypt prediction, team news and preview in final Group A match

By Joe Miles22nd June 2018, 7:45 pmUpdated: 22nd June 2018, 7:47 pm

SAUDI ARABIA and Egypt cannot progress to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup.

Both teams are without a win in Russia and they will go head-to-head in their final Group A match on Monday.

Mo Salah pleaded for Egyptian unity after their dismal World Cup campaign
Saudi Arabia lost 5-0 to Russia on the opening day of the World Cup

Mo Salah and Co enter the match after a 3-1 defeat to the hosts while their opponents will be looking to bounce back from a 1 -0 defeat to Uruguay.

Best bet

Egypt need Liverpool ace Salah to fire in what is expected to be a close game - and Betway's offer of 16/1 for him to score and the match to end 1-1 looks tempting.

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Fact me

  • This is the first encounter between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at a tournament since the 1999 Confederations Cup â€" the Saudis won 5-1 thanks in part to four goals from Marzouk Al-Otaibi and Egypt receiving three red cards.
Mo Salah and Co in training ahead of Monday's showdown
  • Saudi Arabia have faced an African team in each of their four previous World Cup campaigns, never facing the same nation twice (W1 D2 L1). That one victory came against Morocco in 1994 â€" their first ever win at a World Cup finals.
  • This will be Egypt’s first ever World Cup match against an Asian nation and the third different continent they’ve faced after Europe and South America.
  • Each of the last eight goals Egypt have conceded in the World Cup have come in the second half of matches.
  • Egypt haven’t won any of their six World Cup matches (W0 D2 L4). The only nation to play more games in the competition without ever recording a victory are Honduras (nine games).
  • Defeat for either Saudi Arabia or Egypt in this game would see them be the first team to lose all three group games in this tournament, and the first to lose all three group games at a World Cup since Honduras in 2014.
  • Saudi Arabia are yet to score a goal at the 2018 World Cup â€" there have only been 11 previous occasions of teams failing to score at a World Cup finals tournament in 3+ games, with Honduras and Algeria the last teams to do this in 2010.
  • Saudi Arabia have now winless in their last 12 World Cup matches (W0 D2 L10) and they have lost their last four games in the competition without scoring a single goal.
  • Since joining Liverpool in July 2017, Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has scored 49 goals in 57 appearances for club a nd country in all competitions.
  • Egypt’s Mohamed Salah scored with his only shot on target in a World Cup match in their defeat against Russia last time out.
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