Venue: Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia
Date and Time: Thursday, June 14, 2018 / 11:00 PM (GMT +8)
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The biggest football event in the world is about to kick off as the host Russia sets to play against Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this coming Thursday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. We all know that the Russians are struggling to find their best form but the upcoming game could be the turning point, leaving their hearts on the field in front of their home crowd. (Don’t forget to check 12BET for the best Free Betting Tips)
The most watched competition is getting underway and following their recent international friendly matches, Russia’s preparations for the World Cup haven’t gone particularly well. In fact, they are the lowest ranked side in the FIFA World Cup rankings after their 1-1 draw over Turkey, which brings them to 70th in the list. Moving forward, they will come into the opening game without a win since October 2017, losing four and drawing three of their seven games since its last victory.
Saudi Arabia will be featuring its fifth World Cup, their first since 2006. During their last three appearances, the Green Falcons finished bottom of their group and their best performance came from the opening tournament in 1994 but they were knocked out by Sweden in the Round of 16. Meanwhile, they will enter the tournament on a three-game losing run after the defeats to the hands of Italy, Peru and Germany in their latest warm up fixtures.
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There have been no previous meetings between two sides and a tight opening game is expected in the tournament between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The host aims to at least qualify from their group while the Green Falcons, who are considered as underdogs, needs to take advantage of every opportunity if they also want to advance.
Group A consists of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay. The top two teams will proceed to the round of 16.
Russia to win 1.42 (The Soccer Bet odds might change without prior notice)
Saudia Arabia to win 8.00
Draw – 4.15
Predicted Score: 2-1 in favor of Russia
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