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Russia vs Brazil Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview

Russia vs Brazil Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview

World Cup 2018 hosts Russia welcome Brazil at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as preparations for the biggest tournament on the Summer. Russia like to play strong and aggressive football, while on the other side Brazil like to play attractive and we will enjoy in one interesting and exciting football game. Russia and Brazil are both in good form and it will be a good game of football. The effect of the weather On Friday in Moscow and with sub-zero temperatures expected it will be a hard game for the Brazilians. Once again major bookmakers offered plenty of different games to play for this match and you shouldn't miss to bet on and increase your betting payouts.

Russia did not have to go through the qualification campaign and they are hungry for hard games. They have played 3-3 in their last friendly game against Spain, but Russia deserved to win that match. Before that match they have played with Argentina and lost with one conceded goal. They are winless in the last three games, but all players are in full of confidence after a six-goal thriller with Spain.

On the other side Brazil are five-times winners of the World Cup and they have high ambitions for WC 2018. In their pre-tournament campaign, their first game is against the hosts and all players are highly motivated for this match. Brazil are in a good form and they lost only once in 2017. This is their first fixture in 2018, and they will try to score from the first minute. Brazil like to play aggressive in attack and have managed to score 41 goals in 18 qualifying games in South America. The Canarinhos have kept seven clean sheets in their last ten away outings.

When it comes to their mutual encounters two teams played out a 1-1 draw five years ago. Russia have never managed to beat Brazil and maybe this time they have the best chances to do that. Brazil have won three of the last five previous meetings between the teams. However read our betting preview for the match and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.

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Missing players


Russia have two missing players for the match against Brazil. Aleksandr Kokorin and Artem Dzyuba will not play on Friday in Moscow. All other players are available to play and almost all of them are fully fit.

On the other side Brazil also have several missing players for this game. Neymar, David Luiz, Filipe Luis and Alex Sandro are players who will not play against Russia. Almost all other players are ready for the match and they are highly motivated to prove themselves in this hard game.

Available players


Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Club Bruges), Andrey Lunev (Zenit), Aleksandr Selikhov (Spartak Moscow)

Defenders: Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit), Vladislav Ignatyev (Lokomotiv Moscow), Dmitri Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Neustadter (Fenerbahce), Konstantin Rausch (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny)

Midfielders: Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow), Aleksandr Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Aleksandr Yerokhin (Zenit), Daler Kuzyayev (Zenit), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal), Anton Shvets (Akhmat Grozny)

Forwards: Anton Zabolotny (Zenit), Aleksei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar)


Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Neto (Valencia)

Defenders: Dani Alves (PSG), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians), Pedro Geromel (Gremio), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Thiago Silva (PSG)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Fred (Shakhtar), Paulinho (Barcelona), Coutinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Anderson Talisca (Besiktas), Willian (Chelsea)

Forwards: Douglas Costa (Juventus), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Taison (Shakhtar), Willian Jose (Real Sociedad)

Possible starting lineups

Russia: Akinfeev; Kombarov, Kudryashov, Neustadter, Kutepov, Smolnikov; Miranchuk, Kuzyayev, Glushakov, Cheryshev; Smolov

Brazil: Alisson; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro; Willian, Fred, Coutinho, Taison; Jesus

Russia vs Brazil Prediction

We expect one dynamic and open game with aggressive playing in the midfield. Russia will try to play strong and aggressive and their main objective for the match will be ball possession. On the other side Brazil’s attacking quality is very good and they will play offensive from the first minute. The quality is definitely on Brazil’s side but this game is going to be a true football fight. Also both sides will play very cautious, but we expect from them to do their best on the Friday. Both teams have played draw in their last friendlies and not they want to win, and we expect to see goals.

So our prediction and betting tips for the match Russia vs Brazil Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both teams to score, but also expect from Russia to create more scoring chances. So our risky bet goes on Russia to win and maybe correct score will be 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.

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