World Cup 2018 | Russia v Uruguay Tips | 25th June 2018
THE World Cup continues on Monday with the from Group A as Russia face Uruguay. Our man Ross Casey offers his betting preview and tips.
Russia are favourites to win here with a price of 8/5, although their brilliant form at the World Cup has been very based around the tournament as their seven matches heading into this World Cup they failed to pick up a single win.
Their two victories so far have come over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, so Uruquay will easily be their biggest competition to date.
Uruguay to win
I think Uruguay to win at 13/8 is a decent enough price here.
Uruguay offer far much more quality throughout their side than Russia do, and with the Russians already qualified I feel like their true standard will be shown here against a solid Uruguay team who are yet to concede. They have won five matches in a row and only lost one in eleven heading into this match, whereas Russia have only won two of their last nine matches. Those two victories have only come against Iran and Saudi Arabia, so the standard that they are beating is very low in the world rankings.
Uruguay have picked up six points from two games without playing particularly well and that shows the ruthlessness and quality that they possess. They have won seven of the last ten and of course have Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front which on paper is one of the more deadly attacking forces in the World Cup. Whilst Russia have impressed against Saudi Arabia and Egypt, this match again Uruquay will provide a true test and I only see one winner. I fully expect Uruguay to pick up three points in this fixture against the home nation.