Uruguay – Saudi Arabia

Uruguay and Saudi Arabia face each other at the Rostov Arena in a match from Group A of the FIFA World Cup. Uruguay are playing for a qualification for the 1/8-finals, while Saudi Arabia would like to defend their honour after a humilating 0-5 defeat against Russia in the first round. We are going to discuss this game in our vip soccer predictions today.

It’d be a lie to tell that Uruguay’s start at the World Cup was very impressive. Yes – La Celeste enjoyed a 1-0 win over Egypt, but we all expected more from players like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin and the rest of them. Against the Pharaohs Uruguay had to wait until the 89th minute, when the central defender Jose Gimenez scored a winning goal.

It was not Suarez’ and Cavani’s day and we all saw that. When these two players are not at the top of their game, it’s a big problem for the South American team. How you can suggest, these two strikers are the superstars of the team and they have the responsibility to inspire it to win. It didn’t work against Egypt, so it was the central back Jose Gimenez who became the unexpected hero of the day.

Given the fact that Uruguay didn’t play well in the first game, it won’t be surprising if Oscar Tabarez makes some changes in his starting line up. Of course, it’d be a shocker to see Suarez or Cavani benched. It won’t happen. But some other players could sit on the bench, if Tabarez didn’t like what he saw against Egypt.

Let’s not forget that Egypt played in this match without their superstar Mohamed Salah, which makes Uruguay’s uninspiring performance even more of a problem. Oscar Tabarez and his players came to Russia with the ambition to reach the last phases of the competition, just like they did it in 2010. But if they play like this in the next matches, most probably it won’t happen.

Saudi Arabia didn’t have the start they hoped for against the host Russia. In the opening match of the World Cup, the Green Falcons suffered a humilating 0-5 defeat in Moscow. For sure it was not the best day for the Copa America manager Juan Antonio Pizzi as well. The former Spanish international thought that he have prepared his team well, but in reality his players were just outperformed by the Russians in every aspect of the game.

Playing against Saudi Arabia is a great chance for Uruguay to prove that they are better than what we saw from them in the first round. They are playing against one of the weakest teams at the World Cup, so for players like Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani it’s a golden opportunity to shine. After the average performance against Egypt, Suarez and Cavani need some confidence booster in the next game. Against Saudi Arabia this can happen, if the South Americans make some changes in their play and find the right rhythm.

These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup game from Group A between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. We can conclude that this is a clash between two teams from a different quality. Oscar Tabarez’ boys have a lot to proove after the first game, despite of beating Egypt. They know that a win against Saudi Arabia will mean a qualification for the 1/8-finals. But they’d also want to boost their confidence up. As for Saudi Arabia, the Green Falcons would like to redeem themselves after the 0-5 loss against Russia. But it won’t be easy for them.