Russia vs Saudi Arabia Betting Tips & Preview

Hosts Russia kick-off the 2018 World Cup with the opening clash against Saudi Arabia

Thursday 14th June, Moscow (Luzhniki), 16:00

The 2018 World Cup gets underway as host nation Russia open the tournament with their Group A meeting with Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Manager Stanislav Cherchesov has plenty of experience in his current squad and the Russians country should have few problems in overcoming their opening opponents in front of their rapturous home supporters. They are seen as the odds-on 1/3 favourites with Coral to earn three points here.

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Russia vs Saudi Arabia Key Player to Watch

CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev holds an abundance of experience at the top level and should be key to Russia’s campaign on home territory. The nation’s number one shot stopper is a talented figure between the sticks and will also captain the side at the tournament this summer.

Russia vs Saudi Arabia Head to Head

These two countries have only ever met on one other occasion to date, with Saudi Arabia having prevailed in that friendly encounter, making this 2018 World Cup match-up their maiden competitive fixture.

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Where to Watch the Game?

The game will be broadcast live on ITV.

Bet365 will be running on exclusive online streaming service on which fans can follow every match from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Russia vs Saudia Arabia Betting Tip