Russia vs Spain – International Friendly : On another round of international friendlies between the several national teams…
Russia, managed by Stanislav Cherchesov, and Spain, managed by Julen Lopetegui, meet this Tuesday, in St. Petersburg, on a match that will feature two teams who will attend the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On Russia’s case, since they are the host country, they already had their presence ensured.
The Russian team isn’t having an easy path over the course of the last few months and even years, since we are witnessing a clear decrease in terms of quality when compared to former Russian generations,
with more quality and more threatening for their opponents, which results on a rushed generational renewal, much like it is happening in several other European and World’s national teams.
That means that Russia hasn’t been capable of competing with the best teams in Europe and in the world. With that, the team only has 1 win on their last 5 matches.
The Spanish national team, on the other hand, is coming off an excellent streak of results, reminiscent of the old days with Vicente Del Bosque in charge, on their best period,
something that has happened since Lopetegui took control of La Roja, only getting 3 upsets on the 15 matches he already led the Iberian team and coming off 6 consecutive wins.
Russia vs Spain – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Adding to the fact that both teams are expected to rotate some players, in terms of starting XI, the weather is predicted to be really cold when this match is played (approximately 0ºC), according to the forecasts,
which might be really hard for the visitors, who are not used to this cold climate. This way, and considering all these aspects, I believe we will have a low scoring affair, namely in the 1st half.
|Under 1 goal HT||