World Cup Treble!
Uruguay are strong favourites in group A although they will be somewhat shocked by the performance of Russia yesterday. Egypt have Salah available for this fixture and the form player of the year is always likely to cause concern. Uruguay have the better squad and form and are well fancied to make it out as group winners. Egypt need to support Salah as best they can and are likely to be solid defensively. It won’t be an easy game, but the South Americans should have enough.
Morocco and Iran are two of the minnows in the tournament and with Spain and Portugal in the group, neither are likely to progress. One of these sides needs to take a risk here and get 3 points on the board, using that to put pressure on the top European sides, hoping they will slip up. Morocco have the slightly better side here, and should collect 3 points.
Spain are in disarray after sacking their manager the day before the start of the tournament. It was a strange decision and cannot help but distract the squad. Portugal are European champions and this is likely to be the last World Cup for Ronaldo and the stage is set for him to drag his team through the groups. Spain have the better side overall and have players with the ability to match Ronaldo. Portugal may be able to capitalise on the upheaval in the squad and a tentative draw could very well be the outcome.