The second round of group stage matches begin with Russia, the host nation, facing off against the African nation who are making a World Cup appearance after 28 years, thanks to the efforts of Mohamed Salah and company. The Egyptian King Mohamed Salah was out of the first match because of his injury and now that he is expected to be completely fit, he will feature in this game from the start. This is going to be an interesting game as Russia is also riding high on confidence and the display they showed in their first match it is expected to take on any side in thus game. Denis Cheryshev is expected to get a starting berth in this game.

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of Egypt winning this game is 3, odds of drawing this game is 23/10 and the odds of Russia winning this game is 11/10. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Egypt emerging out victorious are 3 and probability for a draw is 21/10 and for Russia to win the odds are 11/10. Betfair odd for Egypt is 16/5, for Russia is 23/20 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 49/20.

 

Team News:

Egypt will have one change and that is the inclusion of Mohamed Salah in the place of Amr Warda and the lineup will be the same that featured against Uruguay will be featured in here as well. The Russians will have Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzuyba  in the starting lineup as both the players have scored coming off from the bench.

 

Recent Form:

Russia:  W D L L L D

Egypt:  L L D D L L

 

Predictions:

Egypt is most likely to come out on top after this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Egypt has to win then it would fall on Mohamed Salah and if Russia wins, it will be Aleksandr Golovin.