RUSSIA VS EGYPT PREVIEW & PREDICTION
The Russian side starts slightly as a favorite due to the local factor and especially because it comes motivated after having crushed Saudi Arabia in the first game of the World Cup. However, if we consider that there is a lot at stake in this presentation, we believe that the final result can be an equality after the referee whistle. Paint to be a tactical and closed duel in the midfield, since the Russians are compact and combative by nature. Also do not forget that Africans know how to stand up thanks to the collective work of the experienced Hector Cúper.
After pitilessly beating the Asian squad, the goal of the Russians is to add a victory that allows them to secure their place in the 8th final. The team was effective, compact and safe when it came to defend. Of course, the offensive potential of his opponent was quite low, this being his first test of fire in the World Cup. For this match, technician Cherchesov is expected to keep the holders who played last Thursday, being vital the contribution of the admitted Cheryshev (author of two goals after the injury of Dzagoev). Other players that should appear in this match are Samedov, Golovin and Smolov.
The 4-5-1 system will stand once again, but be very careful of what Salah can do in the Egyptian attack. For this duel, the Russian wings will not come out that much, being vital that the flyers show balanced in the transfer and in the elaboration of the game. Ideally, take advantage of the field factor to handle more ball and push back his opponent. Two key pieces in the Russian eleventh are the Gazinski and Zobnin brand flyers, which perform a silent but more than interesting work from the collective point of view.
The present of the Africans is not very good that we say, since they lost 0-1 against Uruguay on the hour. The most painful for those led by Héctor Cúper is the way they fell, after not scoring well on a stopped ball. The absence of Salah, who did not fully recover from the injury he had and that was not risky in this presentation was not much noticed. For this game the Liverpool star is expected to play and revolutionize the way his teammates play. Before the Uruguayans, the holders tried to score well and be ordered between the lines. The problem was that they attacked very little so as not to lose their balance.
For this second match, it is expected that the Egyptians risk and advance their lines from the initial stage, because if they do not add they would say goodbye to the World Cup. The good thing for their interests is that they will have Salah, which will surely have spaces to attack and counterattack. Of course, the rest of those chosen by Cúper have to be more firm in the handling of the ball, being vital that they do not fail so much in the elaboration and in giving simple passes.
Europeans and Africans have not met before, this being the first official match they will hold.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1.71