Match Preview: Uruguay 3-0 Russia Prediction and Betting Tips | World Cup (Group A)

Uruguay – Russia betting tips for today, June 25, 2018.
Kick-off: 15:00
Football: World Cup – Group A
Tip: 1 Half Under 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: (Bet-At-Home)
Match Result: 3:0(2:0) LOST

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With both teams already through, this match is set to be a hugely passionate affair, but one which Uruguay must win to finish top of the group. Russia’s vastly superior goal difference has slaughtered all doubts surrounding them, and this is a chance for them to make history.
No Russian (or Soviet) team has ever managed to win every group game at a World Cup (WC), but with Uruguay winning by mere single-goal margins against non-host sides, this is an opportunity for Russia that will likely never come around again.
The two sides have met only once before, in a 1-1 friendly draw back in May 2012. If H2H results against the Soviet Union are also used here, Uruguay’s record reads: W1, D1, L7, including two historical WC meetings (W1, L1).
Though winning a group usually guarantees an easier last-16 tie, this match is without consequence in that regard, as it will almost certainly determine who faces either Spain or Portugal in their first knockout game.
Players to watch: With three goals to his name so far, Denis Cheryshev will be aiming to become the first Russian to win the WC Golden Boot outright, after Oleg Salenko shared it with Hristo Stoichkov in 1994.
Luis Suárez (URU) has had a difficult time so far, but got off the mark against Saudi Arabia and will be as much of a threat as ever.
Stat attack: Uruguay’s WC record against European sides in Europe stands at: W4, D3, L6.
Russia are unbeaten in three, with five of their last seven games producing over 2.5 goals.
Conversely, four of Uruguay’s last five games have seen a total of under 2.5 goals scored.
Uruguay have scored first and kept a clean sheet in each of their last five games.

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