21st July 2018

WORLD CUP HOSTS TO BOW OUT?

HOSTS TO BOW OUT?

1st July 2018

On all known form, Spain are miles ahead of Russia and 4/7 should probably be 1/3 if this was not a World Cup game in the hosts capital city.

Russia have already exceeded expectations - but with a vocarious crowd we can't see them bowing out with a wimper.

Their detractors will point to the ease with which Uraguay dispatched them in the final Group game, but Russia played with 10 men for much of that game and qualification was virtually assured.

Uruguay have franked the form with their win over Portugal in the last 16 yesterday.

Russian boss Stanislav Cherchesov has tinkered with a back three but will play four at the back and five in midfield. This will make it hard for Spain and the game could be settled by a single goal.

Pride is at stake for the hosts and the best value for those wanting a punt is to back draw/Spain FT/HT result to small stakes at 10/3 Skybet.

Joe