Russia vs Saudi Arabia World Cup Prediction
It is already tradition, the World Cup begins with the home team to present themselves before your audience, in search of a first positive result that allows you to demonstrate ability to get far in the race.
For Russia, this seems to be an added responsibility to the organization of the event, exposing this team to an obligation that, since the Soviet Union disintegrated, was never achieved.
However, as an opponent, Saudi Arabia will only once reach the last 16 in 1994 and arrive with little sign to this competition.
By the conditioning pointed out, expect a game somewhat nervous for the Russians. The set oriented by Stanislav Cherchesov does not present collective dynamics that captivate the view, being more than clear that the Russians will be, in this test, very dependent on what some of the artists like Golovin, Dzagoev or Samedov can create to bring Smolov to the finish.
Russia have not won any of their last seven private matches, leaving their frailties in sight, rarely having had a chance to spill over some idea of organized attack, which will be what the Saudis will have prepared as strategy.
It was a long year for Saudi Arabia, who saw their coach leave, had a missed bet in the middle and now comes to the World Cup with Juan Antonio Pizzi.
The former Argentine forward had an experience of joy and sadness in Chile, winning the Copa America Centenary and failing the World Cup, but had an opportunity to be in Russia with one of the smaller selections in the race.
His work in recent months has provided Saudi Arabia with some defensive organization, requiring a smaller and compact block to its players, to try to organize an offensive transition with the quality that your players allow you.
Despite three defeats in the last qualifiers, the displays against Italy and Germany, with minimum margin losses, prove that the Saudis could get to this game with their homework done.
It will be a very complicated game for Russia to win.
Prediction of the Day: Under 2.5 goals