Spain vs Russia Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Elimination stage has begun and one of matches is Spain vs. Russia. This game is also good candidate to put our bets and earn some cash. These two teams played six times in last twenty years and Spain collected four wins and two draws. Last time they played seven months ago and result was 3:3.
Spain and Portugal qualified for knockout stage from group B and both teams had the same number of points and the same goal difference. Spain took first place just because they scored one goal more than Portugal. In last round they played against Morocco. Spain was caught by surprise in fourteenth minute 0:1. Isco replied five minutes later 1:1. Eighty-first minute was on when Morocco scored once again 1:2. In first minute of extra time, Iago Aspas sets final 2:2 which was enough for first place. Spain plays attractive offensive football. Their main strength lies in fact that they play as one especially in attacking phase. They do not have one key player who if gets stopped then everything is lost, which cannot be said for Argentina, Poland and let’s say Portugal. Every member of the team is able to resolve outcome of the game. Main weakness are defenders and even worse is goalkeeper who conceded five times and saved the ball only once in three games. Russians showed us that they know how to score but their play is nothing special. Spain is favorite and if their goalkeeper improves a little then quarter finals are near.
Russia had fantastic start of World Cup. After victory over Saudi Arabia 5:0 and another great game versus Egypt 3:1 Russians had high expectations against Uruguay. Before that match Russia already secured their place in knockout phase and that match was played to decide winner in group A as well as to be true test of Russian strength. Match did not go the way they wanted. Uruguay managed to score after only ten minutes of the match 1:0. Thirteen minutes later Cheryshev scored own goal 2:0. When Smolnikov earned second yellow card, it became clear that Russia is about to lose their first game in tournament. In last minute Uruguay scored third time for convincing victory 3:0. Interesting fact is that in all three games that Russians played in group A, they had the ball in their possession less than fifty percent of the time. To be completely honest it makes little difference for Russians weather they play against Spain or Portugal. Both teams are objectively stronger. Entering the club of sixteen best football nations is their highest success since break up of Soviet Union. Pressure, however still exists because they are hosts. Russia has slim chances against Spain but if they create enough attempts on target then we can see first class surprise.
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Spain don't have big injury concerns for this game. Marco Asensio is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are eager to reach quarter-finals.
On the other side Russia also don't have many missing players for this game. Igor Smolnikov is suspended and he can't play on this match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Spain: Arrizabalaga; Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Koke; Isco, Silva, Iniesta; Costa
Russia: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov; Zobnin, Gazinskiy; Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev; Dzyuba
Spain vs Russia Prediction
Spain vs Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is a duel for a place in the quarter-final and for sure both teams are highly motivated. Two teams know each other well because they have played friendly match in November 2017. Clash was finished with 6 goals without a winner. It was a friendly game, and now stakes are really big and it will be one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances. Spain are big favourites to win this game, but if they want to win then need to score a goal more. Russia is a host of the tournament and they will play aggressive in attack from the first minute. Spain suffered a disappointing campaign at the 2014 World Cup and now they are eager to lift the trophy. First they have to reach quarter finals and they have to beat Russia in Moscow. Spain came into this competition having not lost in 23 matches and their main objective for the match will be ball possession. Russia were outclassed against Uruguay and it was their first true test on the tournament. 73% of Russia’s games in the 2017/18 season have produced over 2.5 goals and we expect another one interesting and exciting game with lots of scoring chances and goals. Both teams like to play aggressive in attack and they will try to score from the first minute.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Spain vs Russia Prediction: Spain to win. We expect from the Spaniards to hammer Russia in Moscow and to score at least three goals. So our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. Both sides like to shot from the distance and to attack thru wingers so we will try to win a big cash with bet on Over 11.5 corners. We expect from Russia to score after a corner. Bet on Both teams to score can brings us more cash on Sunday afternoon.
Spain vs Russia Correct Score
We will enjoy in a good game of football with lots of scoring chances and goals, but Spain are absolute favourites. So we expect from Spain to hammer Russia on this match and to score at least three goals. Our risky bet goes on correct score 4-1.
We expect from Diego Costa to score at least one goal on Sunday, and also maybe he will score from the penalty spot. On the other side we expect Artem Dzyuba to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.