Uganda v Egypt Betting Tips & Predictions

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21:00 Sun 30 Jun
Football
Africa
Cup of Nations
Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
Units: 1/5

Egypt might initially look like a tempting price to beat Uganda on 30 June, with the Pharaohs having enjoyed consecutive victories against Zimbabwe and DR Congo in AFCON Group A.

A passionate crowd at the Cairo International Stadium will hope to see the tournament hosts record another maximum haul, although it’s always dangerous betting on a game where neither side need to win in order to progress to the knockout stage.

Manager Javier Aguirre might rest several players for this encounter considering that Egypt are now certain to qualify for the last sixteen of the African Cup of Nations, with Mohamed Salah among those players who could be on the bench for this encounter.

Captain Ahmed El Mohamady and Trezeguet could also be given the night off, with Uganda knowing that a point from this clash would be enough to seal second in the section and guarantee their progress to the knockout stage.

The Cranes opened the tournament with a surprise 2-0 victory over Congo and then went on to draw 1-1 against Zimbabwe, with Sebastien Desabre’s team having beaten Ivory Coast in a warm-up match in the lead-in to this tournament.

Player-wise, Uganda look like a modest outfit, although captain Denis Onyango is a safe pair of hands between the sticks, while there is bags of experience in central defence where Godfrey Walusimbi and Ronald Mukiibi run the show.

Emmanuel Owki is making a name for himself at this tournament after scoring in successive matches and the striker having plundered many goals for Tanzanian club Simba in the past twelve months.

It’s possible that Egypt will still overpower this team with their second string but we think that it will be a low-scoring encounter and will therefore bet on two goals or less to be scored.

BETTING TIP
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.53 with bet365

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