It comes down to this is groups A & B. In Group A Uruguay and Russia are basically playing off for group winners and runners-up. Whilst Egypt and Saudi Arabia are playing a glorified friendly. In Group B Spain and Portugal will be looking to book a place in the last 16, with Iran trying to spoil the party. Predictions below;

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Predictions World Cup 2018 Group Stage Games (Day 12 / June 25th-26th)

Uruguay 0 – 1 Russia

Group A -Monday 11pm (Korea Time)

The first of the two games in Group A is basically a playoff for the winners spot. Russia currently have the edge on goal difference thanks to their 2 wins (5-0 / 3-1). Whilst Uruguay have also won both their game, they haven’t scored so freely. I see a narrow win for Russia, with both nations resting a few players.

 

Saudi Arabia 2 – 4 Egypt

Group A – Monday 11pm (Korea Time)

The second game from Group A is only for bragging rights as both nations will be going home after this one. Saudi Arabia have been poor so far conceding 6 and only scoring as of yet. Egypt have looking stronger, but lack strength in depth. I see a win for Egypt, with Saudi at least scoring.

 

Spain 2 – 0 Morocco

Group B – Tuesday 3am (Korea Time)

Moving onto Group B, we have a local derby of sorts as Spain take on Morocco. Spain currently top the group with Portugal and needed a little luck to beat Iran last week. Morocco are already out, but have played well in their opening two games despite losing. I see Spain winning this one and progressing to the last 16.

 

Iran 1 – 2 Portugal

Group B – Tuesday 3am (Korea Time)

The other group from Group B is an interesting matchup between Iran and Portugal. Iran beat Morocco in their opening game, but narrowly lost to Spain in game two. Portugal lead by Cristiano Ronaldo are at the top of the group with 4 points and know a draw will be enough to put them through. I see Portugal edging this one.

Finally

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Tim
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@tpbarnes86

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