World Cup Russia – Saudi Arabia Prediction
It will be the national team, Russia coached by Stanislas Cherchesov, to open the 2018 World Cup by challenging the Saudi Arabia at the Stadion Luzhniki in Moscow on whose bench sits the Argentine-born Spanish coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi. Russia will have to rediscover the victory that has been missing since 7 October when, in the nearby VEB Arena, it won 4-2 against South Korea. The approach of the Russians to the tournament was not the happiest and after the defeat for 1 -0 against Austria, in the last friendly match came a 1-1 draw against Turkey with a goal scored by Alexander Samedov. The Saudis have instead collected three defeats in a row: 2-1 with Italy, 3-0 with Peru and 2-1 at the BayArena of Leverkusen with goals of the flag signed in the final minutes by Taisir Al Jassim. There is only one precedent between the two representatives and dates back to 6 October 1993 when, in a friendly match, Saudi Arabia won 4-2.
The key points of the prediction Russia – Saudi Arabia
Russia is dry of wins from 7 matches in which he scored 4 losses and 3 draws.
Saudi Arabia has lost the last 3 games played.
Russia has conceded goals in the last 8 games played.
Taking a look at the World Cup statistics (between finals and qualifying), there were 4 Under 2.5 in the last 4 matches in which Russia took the field.
Prediction Russia – Saudi Arabia
Despite a “black” period that has lasted since October, in which the victory has never arrived, Russia is favored in this challenge: the field factor will surely give a big hand to the Russians … not to mention Saudi Arabia that has proved all his limits in the last friendly disputes. We advise bettors, therefore, to bet on the 1 mark.
Prediction Today: Russia wins