Russia vs Saudi Arabia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Russia vs Saudi Arabia Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Russia’s high pressing game against Turkey may have yielded a point but it puts them in a confident mood ahead of the opening game against Saudi Arabia, who have lost three consecutive games leading up to the World Cup. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men are expected to be the whipping boys at the World Cup and Russia will see this match as a great way to begin their own World Cup. Even though Stanislav Cherchesov’s men have been hit by various issues, I would go with a win for Russia at half-time and full-time. Saudi Arabia have been losing at both halves in the last three games.

Apart from the friendly against Spain back in November, Russia have been unable to score more than 1.5 goals in any of the last seven games. However, they are up against a Saudi Arabia team that is largely expected to be on the defensive in this match. I would bet on under 2.5 goals in the game.

Russia win at half-time and full-time – 11/10

Total goals under 2.5 – 13/20

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Russia saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Russia are undefeated in all of their last 1 games against Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Saudi Arabia saw over 1.5 goals in 1 out of their last 1 games played against Russia

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Russia Form Guide

Russia Team Logo

Russia

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
D H

05-06-2018

Friendlies

Turkey Team Logo Turkey

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Saudi Arabia Team Logo Saudi Arabia

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Egypt Team Logo Egypt

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

25-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Uruguay Team Logo Uruguay

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

01-07-2018

World Cup 1/8 Finals

Spain Team Logo Spain

FT 4 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

07-07-2018

World Cup Quarter Finals

Croatia Team Logo Croatia

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

07-09-2018

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2

Turkey Team Logo Turkey

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

10-09-2018

Friendlies

Czech Republic Team Logo Czech Republic

FT 5 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

D H

11-10-2018

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2

Sweden Team Logo Sweden

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-10-2018

UEFA Nations League B Grp. 2

Turkey Team Logo Turkey

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Saudi Arabia Form Guide

Saudi Arabia Team Logo

Saudi Arabia

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W H

15-05-2018

Friendlies

Greece Team Logo Greece

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-05-2018

Friendlies

Italy Team Logo Italy

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Friendlies

Peru Team Logo Peru

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

08-06-2018

Friendlies

Germany Team Logo Germany

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

14-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Russia Team Logo Russia

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

20-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Uruguay Team Logo Uruguay

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-06-2018

World Cup Grp. A

Egypt Team Logo Egypt

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

10-09-2018

Friendlies

Bolivia Team Logo Bolivia

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

12-10-2018

Friendlies

Brazil Team Logo Brazil

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-10-2018

Friendlies

Iraq Team Logo Iraq

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Russia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Saudi Arabia Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Russia vs Saudi Arabia Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Igor Akinfeev 185 83
18 RB Yuri Zhirkov 180 76
4 CD Sergei Ignashevich 186 84
3 CD Ilya Kutepov 190 82
2 LB Mario Fernandes 187 79
17 CM Aleksandr Golovin 178 70
9 CM Alan Dzagoev 178 73
19 CM Aleksandr Samedov 178 74
8 CDM Yuri Gazinskiy 180 75
11 CDM Roman Zobnin 185 77
10 CF Fedor Smolov 185 79
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Abdullah Al Muaiouf 178 98
5 CD Omar Hawsawi 185 76
3 CD Osama Hawsawi 188 83
6 LB Mohammed Al Burayk 173 61
13 RB Yasir Al Shahrani 170 63
18 RM Salem Al-Dawsari 174 68
17 CM Taisir Al-Jassim 169 69
7 CM Salman Al-Faraj 179 63
8 LM Yahya Al Shehri 165 63
14 CDM Abdullah Otayf 177 66
10 CF Mohammed Al-Sahlawi 179 75