World Cup Betting : Russia vs Saudi Arabia – Tips and Predictions
The opening match of the World Cup 2018 is going to be held on the 14th of June, 2018. The Luzhniki stadium is packed with football fans from all over the world to witness the first world cup match after 4 long years. The match seems to be holding much more interest for the fans since it is between the host-country Russia and Saudi Arabia.
With the tournament on its way, World Cup betting is going on in full swing.
Russia has not really done well in the recent times, and they would be under tremendous pressure to perform well in front of their home supporters. Levels of expectation would be flying high in the atmosphere and the team cannot afford to lose this one, else the whole nation will plunge into sadness.
Russia vs Saudi Arabia Betting Tips
The host team is low on morale, having lost all of their last 7 matches and the hopes that everybody has on them is not making matters any good. The squad has conceded a minimum of one goal in each of their final games, which should be the main concern for the management.
- No high hopes of Russia lifting the coveted cup
Russia is not expected to bring the world cup home. Since it is the host team, it did not face a tough challenge in the past 2 years. Although they played against the likes of Brazil, Spain, Argentina, France, they still lack the competitive game play.
The preparation matches too were not satisfying to the team. As such, the odds are not placed in their favor. But will they be able to turn the tables this time, is the million dollar question? However, it will be a big jolt if they fail to win against Saudi Arabia in the opening match.
- Saudis may play spoilsport
The Arabian squad relies heavily on Mohammad Al Sahlawi. They are used to getting past the group stage, but that’s it. Although this is Saudi Arabia’s 5th appearance in the world cup finals, they faced elimination in all three of their previous appearances.
The face-off might result in a draw or Russia might just emerge as the winner.
World Cup Betting : Russia vs Saudi Arabia Prediction
The home team is favorites to win this match with a 2/1 odds option. The Russia vs Saudi Arabia betting odds are pricing the host nation at 4/9 to win.
The home team is hungry for a win since the last 7 matches, and Saudi Arabia has not won their last 3 games as well. Despite the Saudi team showing some form; it would be quite a shock not to see Russia past the group stage.
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