|On Monday afternoon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt go head-to-head in their last game of Group A at the World Cup.
The pair has both suffered elimination from the competition, having lost their first two group games against Russia and Uruguay, who have advanced to the knockout stages. The two teams will be looking to avoid finishing bottom of the group.
Saudi Arabia have enjoyed another poor World Cup campaign, conceding six goals and failing to find the net in the process. The Asian country has now lost five straight games in the group stages of the World Cup. >
In fact, they have now failed to win in 12 matches at the competition, suffering ten defeats in the process. Scoring goals have been a problem for the Saudi’s at the World Cup, as they have failed to score in seven of their last eight games in the group stages.
Egypt are participating in only their third World Cup and will be looking for their first-ever victory in the competition, as they have failed to win any of their six games in the tournament. A win would be a historical result for Hector Cuper’s team.
Like their opponents, the Pharaohs have also had trouble scoring goals at the World Cup, as the African team have scored just once in their last five appearances. The fact that star man Mohamed Salah was not fully fit hampered their chances of a successful World Cup, as Pharaoh’s boss Cuper has recently stated.
Egypt heads into this dead rubber on a winless run of eight games in international football. In fact, the African team suffered five defeats in those eight winless games.
Sportseconds predicts that this game will end in a low-scoring draw, which would mean Saudi Arabia finishing bottom of the group.