Spain vs Russia Prediction. FIFA World Cup 01-07-2018
Spain vs Russia Prediction. Can Russia use the 12th man and home ground advantage to Dispatch off La Roja in this second round match?
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Spain vs Russia Prediction: Match Facts
- Spain finished in position 1 with 5 points in group B the World Cup 2018 Russia .
- The have won 1 match and drawn 2 matches.
- Their form in the last 5 matches played across all competitions has been 2 wins and 3 draws.(DWDWD)
- Iran last played against Morocco and drew that match 2-2.
- In this competition they have scored 6 goals (for) and conceded 5 goals with a resulting goal difference of 1 goal.
- Russia finished in position 2 with 6 points in group A the World Cup 2018 .
- The have won 2 matches and lost 0 match.
- Their form in the last 5 matches played across all competitions has been 1 draw, 2 loses and 2 wins (LWWDL).
- Portugal last played against Uruguay and and LOST that match 0-3.
- So far In this competition they have scored 8 goals (for) and conceded 4 goals with a resulting goal difference of +4 goals.
Spain vs Russia Prediction: H2H
- The two nations have met 6 times in the past with resulting 4 wins and 2 draws for Russia.
- The 5 most recent matches between them have ended in 3 wins and 2 draws for Spain.
- The most recent match between the two sides was in a friendly last year and Russia Drew 3-3 against Spain.
Spain vs Russia Prediction: Players News and Squads
SPAIN PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP:-Goalkeeper: David de Gea Defenders: Nacho, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba
Midfielders: Koke, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta Forwards: David Silva, Diego Costa, Isco
WHO TO WATCH: Diego Costa:-Despite being a misfit in the Spanish build up play, Costa has been the most effective player for Spain with three goals already.
RUSSIA PREDICTED LINE UP: Goalkeeper: Akinfeev –Defence:- Zhirkov, Ignashevich, Kutepov, Mario Fernandes –Defensive Midfielders:- Zobnin, Kuzyaev – Attacking Midfielders:-Golovin, Dzagoev, Cherishev –Attacker:- Smolov
WHO TO WATCH: Fedor Smolov has scored 12 goals in 32 games for Russia, while Denis Cheryshev has scored 3 goals so far in this competition.
Why Spain will win
La Roja have not been at their brilliant best in this tournament as we can all see but still they are unbeaten in their last six matches against Russia and should be motivation enough to beat Russia who struggled against Uruguay.
Why Russia will win
The Spanish team is not as fluid as they look and they seem to from “post Lopetegui trauma” and they are clearly relying on the personality of their veterans to drag them through games, so Russia have a chance here with their 12th(their home ground and fans) man advantage .
Spain vs Russia Prediction
This should be a tight match ,Russia have knocked down pre-tournament claims of them being the worst host side of all time and have done well so far but we do not see how their ageing defense can deal with seasoned and hardened strikers like Diego Costa and so we think Spain will grab out a narrow win in this match.,
Our Verdict: A draw or win for Spain.
|DATE||HOME TEAM||DRAW||AWAY TEAM||ANALYSIS||TIP||RESULT|
|01-07-2018||SPAIN 1.63||3.70||RUSSIA 5.99||Bet Analysis||1||1-1|
|01-07-2018||TORONTO FC 1.89||3.73||NEW YORK RED BULLS 3.95||Bet Analysis||1||0-1|
|01-07-2018||SANDEFJORD 6.23||4.34||ROSENBORG 1.52||Bet Analysis||2||0-1|
|01-07-2018||TROMSO 2.04||3.54||ODD BALLKLUBB 3.60||Bet Analysis||2-1|
|01-07-2018||RANHEIM 2.04||3.65||IK START 3.49||Bet Analysis||2-0|
|01-07-2018||BRANN 1.87||3.63||MOLDE 4.17||Bet Analysis||0-4|
|01-07-2018||FAGIANO OKAYAMA 2.30||3.05||ZWIEGEN KANAZAWA 3.37||Bet Analysis||3-3|
|01-07-2018||COLUMBUS CREW 1.63||4.07||REAL SALT LAKE 5.26||Bet Analysis||2-1|
|01-07-2018||ATLANTA UNITED 1.39||4.76||ORLANDO CITY 8.29||Bet Analysis||4-0|
|01-07-2018||GORODEYA 4.70||3.54||VITEBSK 1.74||Bet Analysis||1-1|
|01-07-2018||DINAMO MINSK 1.52||3.83||DNEPR MOGILEV 6.56||Bet Analysis||2-1|
|01-07-2018||SHAKHTER SOLIGORSK 1.31||4.87||SMOLEVICHI 9.95||Bet Analysis||1-0|
|01-07-2018||CROATIA 1.90||3.20||DENMARK 4.72||Bet Analysis||1-1|
|01-07-2018||KR REYKJAVIK 1.64||3.96||VIKINGUR REYKJAVIK 4.85||Bet Analysis||0-1|