Tuesday 19 Jun

Russia vs. Egypt Match Preview

19 Jun 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL: World Cup, Group A
INTERNATIONAL: World Cup, Group A

Russia

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • W

vs

Kick-off
18:00 GMT
19 June 2018

Egypt

  • L
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • L

Kick-off
18:00 GMT 19 June 2018

The Russia vs. Egypt match will be played on Tuesday, June 19, at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg. This is the second round match of group A. In the first round, Russia defeated Saudi Arabia by 5:0, while Egypt was defeated against Uruguay by 1:0.

STATS

  • Russian victory against Saudi Arabia came after seven games without a win. Denis Cheryshev were on fire in that game and scored two goals.
  • Egypt failed to win in seven games in a row. They defended vigorously against Uruguay in the first round match, but Gimenez scored a late header and they were left empty-handed.

HEAD TO HEAD

The upcoming game will be the first played between these two teams.

RUSSIA NEWS

Russia is in an excellent position after the first round. Since they won the match against Saudi Arabia by 5:0, they will probably need only a point against Egypt to secure the place in the knockout phase of the tournament, which would be regarded as a success for the hosts. We expect they will be more defensive than they were in the first round match, and they'll wait for a chance to counter attack Egypt.

Latest matches: Russia

14.06.2018 Worl Russia Saudi Arabia 5:0 W
05.06.2018 Int. Russia Turkey 1:1 D
30.05.2018 Int. Austria Russia 1:0 L
27.03.2018 Int. Russia France 1:3 L
23.03.2018 Int. Russia Brazil 0:3 L

EGYPT NEWS

The question of all questions for Egypt is will Mohamed Salah play in the upcoming game? Coach Hector Cuper announced that he will be ready for the first match against Uruguay, but since Egypt defended successfully until the very end of the game, he opted to leave him on the bench. Salah is not 100% fit, that's for sure, but high-regarded news outlets in England announced that the Egyptian star will start the match against the hosts, which is the most important game for Egypt in the 21st century.

Latest matches: Egypt

15.06.2018 Worl Egypt Uruguay 0:1 L
06.06.2018 Int. Belgium Egypt 3:0 L
01.06.2018 Int. Egypt Colombia 0:0 D
25.05.2018 Int. Kuwait Egypt 1:1 D
27.03.2018 Int. Greece Egypt 1:0 L

SUMMING UP!

If Salah is able to perform like he did for Liverpool in the last season, Egypt is a favorite to win the upcoming game. However, Russia will be defensive minded, so we expect to see under 2.5 goals in this match.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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