Betting tips for Russia vs Spain - 14.11.2017
The host of the next World Cup receives Spain in St. Petersburg in the last friendly match for both teams in this 2017. Russia did not have a good role in the last Confederations Cup, which organized for the first time in its history. The host team is preparing its World Cup by measuring up to some of the best selections in the world and doing so in the process of searching for identity.
Last year, at the Eurocup in France, the players that Leonid Slutski headed at that time did not go beyond the first phase. Stanislav Cherchesov was named coach replacing the CSKA coach, but the numbers are not being good. In the last 10 games played, Russia fell to Costa Rica 3-4 in a game played in October. In November, the Russian team traveled to Qatar, falling by 2-1, a result justified by the Superliga being in winter break. Days later, they beat Romania for a short 1-0. Already last March, the host of the next World Cup could not win either Côte d'Ivoire (0-2, and that the Elephants had given a bad image in the African Cup of Nations) or Belgium (tie at 3) . In preparation for the Confederations Cup, Russia beat Hungary 3-0, tying with Chile to 1 in the last friendly before the tournament, in which they beat New Zealand (2-0), but lost to Portugal (0- 1) and Mexico (2-1), being left out in the first phase Since then, the team has played two friendlies, winning South Korea (4-2) and drawing against Iran (1-1).
Russia fell to Argentina (0-1) with a goal in the discount, marked offside by Sergio Agüero.
Spain got their ticket to Russia with a hard-fought victory over Albania in Alicante (3-0) on the penultimate day of their group. A sealed lead with a new victory in Israel (0-1), which was the ninth in 10 games for the Spaniards, who only gave up a draw in their visit to Italy (1-1). Before the Ventura, the team played a huge game at the Santiago Bernabéu, achieving the victory clearly and leaving the group resolved after 3-0. Julen Lopetegui remains unbeaten in his more than one year as coach, and despite the controversy generated by Gerard Piqué, the Basque has recovered the illusion of seeing the team play in many of those that had been erased in the last two years of his career. Vicente del Bosque.
Facing these two games, Lopetegui has called for the first time Lazio player Luis Alberto, in addition to recovering the former Sevilla player Alberto Moreno, whom Del Bosque had previously called. Álvaro Morata has had physical problems, missing several training sessions, and Lopetegui may give him rest in this clash where several of the supposed starters, such as Carvajal, Koke and Diego Costa are still out of form, are not injured.
Spain thrashed Costa Rica in Malaga last Saturday (5-0), in a game in which Isco Alarcón was injured.
Russia vs Spain Prediction: X/2 5.00
Russia vs Spain betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Russia vs Spain final score recommendations: 1-2 10.00