Our in-depth algorithm, known as the World Cup predictor has given the World Cup 2018 predictions for the match Russia vs Saudi Arabia. The predictions are based on several factors but first, let us take a look at the match preview.
This is the opening match of the World Cup 2018, hosted by Russia. Owning to the massive expectations, Russia would be hoping to kick-off their campaign with a win against Saudi Arabia.
Russians have not been in good form ahead of the summer’s finals. They suffered defeats to Brazil and France in March, meaning they have plenty of work to do.
There is however, a positive for the Russian team, that their opening fixture is against Saudi Arabia, who is not one of the formidable sides of World Cup 2018. Therefore, a win against the Green Eagles will be of tremendous value before tough Group A clashes with Egypt and Uruguay.
Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, would also look to make a good start to the World Cup 2018. Their side won a lot of hearts as they qualified for the World Cup and they would be hoping to keep the momentum going. They would look to upset the hosts in the opening fixtures and make a strong statement.
Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Soslan Dzhanaev, Andrey Lunev, Vladimir Granat, Ruslan Kambolov, Fedor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustadter, Konstantin Rausch, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes, Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Alexsandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev, Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr Tashaev, Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Fedor Chalov
Assaf Al-Qarny, Mohammed Al-Owais, Yasser Al-Musailem, Abdullah Al-Mayuf, Mansoor Al-Harbi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Breik, Saeed Al-Mowalad, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Mohammed Jahfali, Ali Al-Bulaihi, Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassim, Houssain Al-Mogahwi, Salman Al-Faraj, Nawaf Al-Abed, Mohamed Kanno, Hattan Bahebri, Mohammed Al-Kwikbi, Salem Al-Dawsari, Yehya Al-Shehri, Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri
Russia last 5 matches: L D L L L
Saudi Arabia last 5 matches: D L W W L
In the only match between Russia and Saudi Arabia played, Russia lost by 4-2.
Date: 14th June 2018
Time: 16:00 GMT
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium
Let us now look at the World Cup predictions for Russia vs Saudi Arabia on 14th June 2018
Russia win: 62% chance
Saudi Arabia win: 15% chance
Draw: 23% chance
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