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Spain seek to conquer hosts Russia in last 16 meeting

Date: 01/07/2018

Time: 15:00PM BST

Location: Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)

The 2018 World Cup last 16 continues into Sunday afternoon with a clash between former champions and dominant international force Spain and current tournament hosts Russia. Both sides enjoyed indifferent group stage campaigns, looking strong at times but also failing to fully impress on other occasions.

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Atletico Madrid frontman Diego Costa was criticised by Spanish fans at previous tournaments but he has been one of the main performers this summer so far, bagging crucial goals along the way for the 2010 victors. Against Russia, he is likely to be the key attacker, leading the line against a testing Russian backline.

In what is an interesting last 16 match-up, Spain are the odds-on 6/10 favourites with Coral to prevail and book their place in the quarter-finals. Russia are outsiders at 5/1 with Paddy Power to cause a massive upset and progress in front of their home supporters.

Head to head

The two nations have met each other 12 times before, ahead of this last 16 encounter, and it’s the Spanish who boast a much better fixture record with six victories and only two losses. Meanwhile, there have been four stalemates between the countries as well.

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