The third game of Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia will be between the hosts and Spain.
Russia had a phenomenal start to the tournament and scored eight goals in the first two games. They slammed Saudi Arabia by a 5-0 scoreline, while they outclassed Egypt in 3-0 win. The team appeared to have the energy of the host nation and were putting on an exhibition which wasn’t expected from them.
However, they were brought back down to reality by Uruguay, who slapped them with a 3-0 scoreline of their own. The team realised that momentum can’t be taken for granted, and now they will be fired up even more.
They do have talented players in Aleksandar Golovin and Denis Cheryshev, but it will be difficult for the team if they are lacking confidence and lamenting their last loss.
Meanwhile, Spain had a rocky path to the Round of 16. They drew against Portugal with a 3-3 scoreline in the first game. Just scrapped past Iran with a 1-0 win, and escaped a humiliating defeat against Morocco in the third.
The management change that took place before the tournament seems to have affected the players as they look to be lacking ideas when the going gets tough.
Furthermore, creative midfielders Isco, Andres Iniesta and David Silva aren’t able to find spaces in the final third to make any sort of impact in the game.
The European giants need to get their act together, or they will have to bow out of another international tournament earlier than expected.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 81,000 and it is going to be a day with a thunderstorm in Moscow with 80% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Russia vs Spain live?
The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on July 1st, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
RUS vs ESP recent form (Last six matches)
Russia – L W W D L L
Russia slumped to a disappointing defeat against Uruguay after storming past Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The team will want to regain the momentum they generated from the first two games.
Spain– D W D W D W
Spain looks like a shadow of their former self and it is clear that the management change has affected the morale of the team. Even though they are unbeaten in 23 games, their attackers aren’t as potent.
RUS vs ESP Head to head
Russia Won – 0
Spain Won – 4
Not Decided – 2
Russia and Spain have played each other six times before. The last encounter took place in 2017 when the two sides had a 3-3 draw.
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RUS vs ESP Probable Playing 11:
Spain (4-3-3) –
de Gea, Carvajal, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Alcantara, Busquets, Iniesta, Isco, Costa, Silva
Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Gazinsky, Zobnin, Samedov, Cheryshev, Golovin, Dzuyba
Players to look out for-
The striker has scored three goals in as many games for his side. He is the focal point of the attack Spain deploys and his bullish mentality has always been fruitful to create pressure.
Someone who didn’t expect to be in the starting lineup before the World Cup has found himself to be the hub of the team. He now needs to deliver on an even bigger occasion.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Russia vs Spain –
Spain are known to turn things up in the knockout phase, and Russia is in unknown territory. We expect the European side to win this game.
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