Match: Uruguay vs Russia
Competition: FIFA World Cup Group A
Time / Date: 17:00h / 25 June 2018
Venue: Samara Arena.
Uruguay and Russia got the maximum of six points from their opening two games, leaving their head to head event on Monday in Samara introduced to decide the group winner.
Uruguay vs Russia Match Preview
Russia yelled to convincing following wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt making an inspiring eight-goal tally in the process. Interesting, they met Spain’s total tally in the 2010 campaign, the one which viewed Andres Iniesta getting the competition winner in the extra-time of the final versus Netherlands.
After two narrow wins over Egypt and Saudi Arabia with 1: 0, Uruguay are in five games winning run plus five clean sheets in that period. They are a total favourite in this Group, but can they proved against Russia?
Uruguay vs Russia Head-to-head
The two teams have met just once previously, in a 1-1 friendly draw back to May 2012. If Head to Head events versus the Soviet Union are including here, Uruguay’s report states 1 win, 1 draw, 7 losses, plus two historical World Cup meetings 1 win, 1 lose.
Uruguay vs Russia Stats and Streaks
- No Russian (or Soviet) team has ever managed to win every group game at a World Cup (WC), but with Uruguay winning by mere single-goal margins against non-host sides, this is an opportunity for Russia that will likely never come around again.
- Russia are unbeaten in three, with five of their last seven games producing over 2.5 goals.
Uruguay vs Russia Team News
Óscar Tabárez requires to improve something but clearly, that is not at the defensive line.
Muslera, Varela, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres, Vecino, Bentancur, Nandez, Arrascaeta, Suarez, Cavani
Alan Dzagoev continues to be injured for Russia, but his replacement Denis Cheryshev has performed an excellent so far. Artem Dzyuba is estimated to start up front again after surprising off the bench versus Saudi Arabia and scoring against Egypt subsequent being awarded a starting berth.
Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Gazinskiy, Zobnin, Cheryshev, Golovin, Samedov, Dzyuba
Uruguay vs Russia Prediction
Russia hosts this tournament as the weakest team in FIFA ranking, but they proved that FIFA is wrong. Now they showed good build up and attacking play, but against the perfect defensive line of Oscar Tabarez will be hard to break down. If they start open as last two games will have some problems and that is why I expect a more defensive approach from Sbornaya too. Uruguay will give a good fight to the hosts and I didn’t expect them to lose this game.