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PREVIEW; Russia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction, Team News And Time

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PREVIEW; Russia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction, Team News And Time

PREVIEW; Russia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction, Team News And Time

The 2018 FIFA World Cup In Russia Kicks Off Tomorrow at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow when the host country, Russia battle it out with Saudi Arabia.

For The Neutrals of the beautiful game of football, it is a clash of the underdogs but for the Russians, it is a match they must win to put a smile on the faces of their supporters cheering them on their soil.

Russia have not won in their last seven matches, they are the lowest ranked team in the competition there is no Star player in the team, so they have to get their acts together and play as a unit to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.

The Russian National team will rely on the experience of their Captain and goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev who has been in the National Team set up for over for 14 years.

Key Players: Former Chelsea Winger, Yuri Zhirkov is one of the most important players in the team, he is known for his dribbling ability and he is dangerous in the 18-yard box.

Denis Cheryshev plays for Villareal in the Spanish Laliga he once played for Real Madrid, he is an attacking midfielder who is known for his vision and his ability to create something out of nothing.

Recent form: LDLLLD

The Saudi Arabians ended their 12-year absence in the FIFA World Cup by beating Japan to the ticket.

Key Players:

Osama Hawsawi is the Captain of the Team, he plays for Al-Hilal of Sudan, he has been a member of the team for over 10 years his wealth of experience will be vital for the Arabians.

Fahad Al-Muwallad scored the only goal that sealed qualification for the Arabians against Japan, he is a winger he is known for his speed and ability to cause problems for the opposing defenders with his tricks.

The Saudi Arabians don’t have a star player but they cover up for that with the Unity and fighting spirit which Juan Antonio Pizzi has introduced into the team.

Recent form: LWWLLL

Team News

Russia probable  lineup:
Akinfeev; Smolnikov, Kutepov, Ignashevich; Samedov, Zobrin, Gazinskiy, Zhirkov; Dzagoev, Smolov, Golovin

Saudi Arabia probable  lineup:
Al Maiouf; Al Shahrani, Os Hawsawi, Om Hawsawi, Al Hardi; Otayf; Al Shehri, Al Jassim, Al Faraj, Al Dawsari; Al Muwallad Al Harbi


Head To Head

Russia and Saudi Arabia have only met once in 1993 when Saudi Arabia defeated Russia 4-2.

Prediction; Russia 2-1 Saudi Arabia

TIME: 4;00 PM Nigerian Time

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