Spain – Russia : Preview & Prediction
The World Cup finally enters the heart of the matter. After waiting two weeks to know all the qualifiers, the knockout stages can start. From this first day, we also find a breathtaking match between Russia and Spain. The host country hopes to be able to create a surprise against one of the favorites of the competition. However, the task is not going to be easy for Aleksandr Golovin’s teammates. Despite two convincing first victories in the group phase (against Saudi Arabia and Egypt), the Russians have fallen down against Uruguay. Mistreated throughout the game, the men of Stanislav Tchertchessov sank heavily (3-0). Faced with Spain, the opposition could be even higher for Russia. Even if the Roja is not at the best in this beginning of competition, the Spaniards are used to this kind of event. Having done everything to finish first in their group, Sergio Ramos’ teammates should have plenty of shots to put the Russian defense in trouble.
Spain remains on a series of 23 games without defeat.
Russia has not won against a European nation since five games.
La Roja is one of the favorites of the competition. Is right.
The Russians lost their game against Uruguay (3-0) last Monday. Maybe their real level?
In five games against Russia, Spain has never lost (3 wins and 2 draws).
Spain leaves with a good head start in this round of 16. Dreaming of winning, for the second time, the World Cup, Roja should rise in power in this competition. After a delicate first round, the Spaniards will finally be able to break free. Can rely on Isco, Diego Costa or David Silva, the men of Fernando Hierro will have many arguments to shake Russia. Opposed to one of the great nations of this competition, the Russians could well finish their World Cup this Saturday. Which would not be shameful. Victory of the Spaniards!
Spain – Russia : Betting Tips
Spain – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70