World Cup Match 19: Uruguay v Saudi Arabia

The second game of the day will take place at the Rostov Arena between first round winner Uruguay and the heavily defeated Saudi Arabia.


What’s their current form?
Uruguay came into this Group with the expectation of being the top side, however they struggled to overcome a determined Egypt outfit that were without their star striker.

Saudi Arabia came up against host nation Russia in the opening game of the tournament and were expected to make a good account of themselves, however they were belted 5-0.

Uruguay: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Pereira; Bentancur, Torreira; Rodriguez, Arrascaeta, Suarez; Cavani.
Saudi Arabia: Mosailem; Breik, Omar Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Shahrani; Otayf, Jassim, Muwallad Shehri; Dawsari, Sahlawi.

Any interesting facts I should know?
Saudi Arabia have now lost 11 consecutive World Cup games. Uruguay were at close to their worst in their opening game.

What should I be betting on?
Uruguay to match Russia’s opening game effort. Suarez to feature.

Wolf’s Prediction

Uruguay were below their best in their opening game but still managed to collect all three points. Saudi Arabia on the other hand were horrific. They were unable to shut down the Russian counter attack and the flood gates opened. One thing is for certain – it will be awfully difficult for Saudi Arabia to break the Uruguayan defence. The South American nation have maintained a clean sheet in each of their last 4 games and have not lost a match against an Asian confederation nation since 2005 (Australia). Uruguay have been victorious in 5 of their last 6 World Cup group games and will further improve that record.

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TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news

What time is kick off? The game starts at 6pm (local time) on June 20. In Australia, kick-off will be at 1am on June 21st.

What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.

What’s the team news and who’s injured? No injury troubles for either side, although both sides will be keen to improve on their first round games, which spells bad news for Saudi Arabia.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? These sides have met twice before. In 2002 Uruguay won 3-2 and most recently they played out a 1 all draw in late 2014.