Russia v Saudi Arabia Betting Tips & Predictions | World Cup Match Previews.
14th June 2018 – 16:00, Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow.
Match Preview & Team News
World Cup is upon us and hosts Russia open it against Saudi Arabia at Stadion Luzhniki on Thursday afternoon, looking to start perfect in front of the home crowd and outclass the group outsiders in Moscow. They will be very motivated but Stanislav Cherchesov’s men have failed to pick it up ahead of the final tournament, which could be worrying.
Russians have seen three losses in a row since March, beaten by Brazil, France, and Austria along the way, and the unconvincing 1-1 draw against Turkey will not be much of a boost to their confidence either. They have been tough to beat at home ground but with a very unpredictable spell of form now behind them, we do feel they could struggle in Group A.
Saudi Arabia will be no easy rivals to beat either despite coming into the contest after a three-game losing streak of their own. They’ve been narrowly beaten by Italy and Germany in late May and early June and saw a somewhat more convincing loss to Peru along the way, but we don’t feel Green Falcons’ confidence will be dented, as they look to cause an upset here.
They have beaten Russia in their only head to head clash so far, bagging a 4-2 Friendly win back in 1993 but the stakes are much higher here, as we expect nowhere near as thrilling matchup on the day. We do feel Saudi Arabia will put on a rock-solid defensive display and prove a very tough nut to crack.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We will now stick our necks out for Saudi Arabia to prove such a character and snatch a Draw at 17/5, which seems great value seeing Russia’s recent streak.
Goals Market Prediction
We do feel we’re in for a very tough contest on both ends and we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT, which seems more of a banker bet here and comes at 13/20.
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Russia v Saudi Arabia predictions:
Draw 17/5 – Place the bet here
Under 2.5 goals FT 13/20 – Place the bet here
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