The Confederations Cup
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+2)
The team of Stanislav Cherchesov has lost to the current Champions of Europe Portugal during the match of the 2nd round of the Confederations Cup with the score 0:1.
The outcome of that match was decided by the only mistake of the Russian goal keeper Igor Akinfeev made on the 8th minute. But now that mistake can lead to preterm ending of the tournament for Russia on the group stage.
Tournament position of the leaders of champions’ race
So, according to the results of two rounds Portugal and Mexico became the leaders of the first quartet and Russia after its pale game is now the underdog.
Mexico – 4, Portugal – 4, Russia – 3, New Zealand – 0;
And what next? During the last round of the group stage the champions of Europe will meet with the team from New Zealand and here the victory of Ronaldo and his partners over weak opponent is absolutely clear. And that is why you can add 7 points to the team of Fernando Santos.
But the team from Mexico will be glad to gain draw in the match against Russia.
And what should Russia do? The last matches against Hungary (3:0), Chile ( 1:1) and the winning over New Zealand (2:0) during the start match of the Confederations Cup have demonstrated that the team of Stanislav Cherchesov can show us great football.
But the last meeting against Portugal was very primitive. And if the head coach of the Russian team changes the strategy and game tactics, Russia will be able to win over Mexico. And if not, the Confederations Cup participation for Russia will finish at the point of group stage.
Our tip: Russia (Asian Handicap) +0.5 - odds 1.58 5Dimes