Russia and Saudi Arabia will face Thursday night in the game that will open the Russian Football World Cup 2018. The host team of the competition hopes to debut with a victory at this final tournament, but its opponent demonstrated in the training matches that it can put real problems to any opponent.
Russia participates in this edition of the World Cup as the organizing country, did not have to contest qualifying matches. However, it will have the advantage of own land, this will matter a lot for the players’ morale, which is certainly very high. He disappointed in the training matches, won one of the eight in which he evolved, 4-2 against the similarly selected South Korea.
Saudi Arabia returns to this football holiday after a fairly high absence, the last time she participated in a World Cup disappointed being defeated in all three matches played. The defensive was the main weapon of the team in the qualifying campaign, the guys prepared by Juan Antonio Pizzi had the second defense in the group. He did not play very badly in the friendly games but at the same time did not impress with exceptional results. The two teams have not met for a very long time in a direct match.
Betting verdict: half time or full time draw, odd is 2.18
Total picks: 1
Won picks: 0
Lost picks: 0
Awaiting results: 1
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