Uruguay Are Worthy Favourites To Win Group A At The World Cup

World Cup hosts Russia are part of an intriguing Group A at this summer's tournament and they could face a tough task when they go up against Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. We look at the World Cup Group A betting odds and fancy Russia could struggle to cope with the weight of expectation in their homeland...

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Tips Uruguay To Win Group A    Best Bet @ 10 / 11  

World Cup Group A Odds

Russia get the tournament underway with a match against Saudi Arabia on 14 June and the fixture is unlikely to be the straightforward task that many people imagine. The pressure is going to be huge on the Russians and they certainly don't have any sort of pedigree in major tournaments - you must go back to 2012 for when they last won a game at the finals of a major tournament.

In fact, Russia last won a game at a World Cup back in 2002 and we find it surprising that they are as short as 9/5 to win Group A, as well as 3/10 to qualify. They are winless in six internationals prior to their friendly with Turkey and they are residing down in 66th place in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Frankly, the 9/4 for Russia not to qualify from the group is the most appealing bet associated with them in Group A.

Saudi Arabia are 67th in the world rankings at this stage and they are bidding to win a World Cup game for the first time since 1994. Appearing at a finals for the first time in 12 years, the Saudi Arabians went unbeaten in the first phase of qualifying before finishing second to Japan in their group, ahead of the likes of Australia and UAE.

It is a big ask for Saudi Arabia to cause a stir and they are 11/1 to qualify for the knockout stages.

Egypt could be the side that progress at Russia's expense as they gear up for their first World Cup appearance in 28 years. Obviously much will rest on the fitness of Mo Salah but they are a well organised outfit and the 7/4 for them to qualify is appealing, while they are 13/2 to win the group...

Uruguay Worthy Favourites In The Group A Betting

However, it is Uruguay who are the stand-out bet to win the group outright at 10/11 with William Hill. Those odds aren't going to make you rich but they seem very generous for a team that has a proven record of making it out of the group stages, having finished 4th in 2010 and they came through a group that included England and Italy in 2014.

They qualified for these finals in good fashion, finishing ahead of Colombia and Argentina as runners up to Brazil in the CONMEBOL section, while any side with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez leading the line will always be a threat to opposition defences.

World Cup Group A Winner Odds

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4/7 4/7 8/13 8/13 4/6 1/2 8/13 4/7
7/5 6/4 11/8 11/8 13/10 6/4 13/10 6/4
35 14 25 25 28 25 28 25
500 120 250 250 125 250 200 25

*Odds correct as of 18th Jun, 14:40. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Monday, 4th June 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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