Russia vs Argentina Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
World Cup 2018 hosts Russia welcome Argentinean national squad at Luzhniki Arena in Moscow on Saturday. The home team will aim to put up a show against one of the strongest sides in the World, while the visitors will try to use this match to stabilize the situation in their national team.
Russia played several friendly international games in the last two years as they are automatically qualified for the most prestigious international tournament as the hosts. They were also featured on the Confederations Cup where they bested New Zealand, but bowed to the European champions Portugal and Mexico. Since then, they faced South Korea and Iran. Russian national squad drew the latter match with 1-1 while outplaying South Korea in the highly-entertaining game that was concluded with the result of 4-2.
Argentina qualified for World Cup 2018 after painful 18 rounds in South American group where they finished third despite horrendous appearances. The football in Argentina is shaken on the international level due to managerial changes, Messi’s aspirations to retire from the international football, et cetera. Messi said that the whole team is under the huge pressure as they are expected to lift the World Cup title. One of the best players in the World also stated that he will walk 50 miles if Argentina win in the finals. The visitors are without a doubt one of the main contenders on World Cup but it will be interesting to watch whether Sampaoli is able to restore the former glory of the South American giants.
The two sides met only once, back in the friendly match in 2009, when Argentina won with 2-3. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.
Russia have almost all players available for this friendly game and all of them are highly motivated to prove themselves before World Cup.
On the other side Argentina also don't have many missing players for this game. All players are ready for the match and they will play offensive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Russia: Akinfeev; Vasin, Neustadter, Kudryashov; Zhirkov, Dzagoev, Glushakov, Golovin, Smolnikov; Kokorin, Smolov
Argentina: Romero; Mammana, Mascherano, Otamendi; Salvio, Banega, Perez, Perotti; Messi, Aguero, Di Maria
Russia vs Argentina Prediction
What a great football game to place our bets and win some money on Saturday. Match Russia vs Argentina brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Both sides are highly motivated for the match and we will enjoy in a true football battle. Russia play in front of their fans but they are not a favorite here. On the other side Argentina had some problems in Qualifiers, but they are much stronger side. They are not under pressure, but we expect from them to play aggressive and offensive from the first minute.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Russia vs Argentina Prediction: Argentina to win. Also we expect to see scoring for both teams here and our second betting pick for the match is Argentina to win and Both to score. Maybe correct score will be 1-2. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.