Russia vs Egypt
Betting on a WC is always difficult, but it's better than nothing. Here we have the hosting team, Russia, with a chance to make another big step towards qualification. They won big in the first game, 5-0, and morale should be very high, while pressure has lowered. This price is from Betfair, but we think any price above 1.80 is a valuable one.
Russia got to the WC in bad shape, but they had the biggest win so far. We liked Golovin and Cheryshev and we can see them doing damages to Egyptian defense. Egypt is a proud team and they have Salah, but the guy is not 100% and he doesn't have around him Liverpool players. Egypt is winless in last 7 games, losing 4 of them. They scored just 1 goal in last 5 games (0-1, 0-3, 0-0, 1-1, 0-1). They look fragile back and we expect them to struggle. Last win for Egypt dates back to October 2017, 2-1 vs Congo. They lost all 3 matches they recently played against European teams (0-3 vs Belgium, 0-1 vs Greece, 1-2 vs Portugal).
No need to say, local team have always been helped in some way in the history of WC, and many times we saw local teams having unexpected long runs in this event. Russia will play with much less pressure than the first game and they have been preparing this event for a long time, we think bookies are underestimating a little bit the Russians, considering Egypt recent form.
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Russia vs Egypt prediction
|Russia||Bet365||2.15||8||3-1 WON (+9.2 units)|