Many concerns for Russian team just before the World Cup
posted on 04-06-2018 by Gurusoccer
Russia welcome Turkey in Moscow, in their last preparation game before the World Cup.
Event: Russia - Turkey
Date: 05/06/2018 12:00
Profit : -19.37
Yield : -0.54 %
Win Rate : 44.60 %
Avg. Odds : 2.33
Total Tips : 574
Rausch will stay out of the squad due to his injury, as well as central defender Neustadter. This is quite a concern for Russian team's training staff. In their recent friendly game they were defeated 1-0 against Austria. They changed their system and performed with four defenders instead of five, since there is a lack of first-choice defenders, like Vasin and Dzhikiya. Coach Cherchesov has to implement this new system and the whole team have only a few days to adapt in this situation. Smolov has to struggle without a partner on the top of the Russian offence.
Turkish team failed to reach the World Cup's finals. Team's coach Lucescu called many new players in an effort to make a new beginning. In the previous friendly games, Turkey won 2-1 against Iran, while drew 2-2 with Tunisia. Attacker Tosun is out of squad, as he was sent off in the previous match. Turkey are playing more relaxed these period, there is no pressure at all for coach Lucescu.
Russia have to improve more so as to be ready for World Cup's premier. On the other hand, Turkey seems to be more relaxed, definitely they want to make a new biginning. I am expecting a draw in half time, a pick that doubles our stake.
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