22nd July 2018

WORLD CUP HOSTS THROUGH

HOSTS THROUGH

25th June 2018

Russia can hold their heads up high whatever the outcome of their Group A decider with Uraguay. A win for the home side would see them upset the odds and finish the group as winners.

Stanislav Cherchesov, the Russian coach has done very well to steer a side ranked lower than other at the tournament to Qualify with a game to spare.
 
Such is the turmoil in other Groups winning the Group may be a disadvantage and it's a hard game to call.
 
There is nothing in the game price wise with both sides shades of under 2/1 and the draw 21/10!
 
The other game sees Saudi Arabia nd Egypt play for pride. Egypt have looked a shade of their former selves and could easily fail to land odds of 8/11.
 
In Group B, Ronaldo has dragged Portugal up by his boot straps and without him they would certainly be in trouble. Iran's win over Morrocco and a gutsy display in defeat against Spain suggest Portugal will need all Ronaldo's mercurial talent to get the win they point the need to progress.
 
Portugal are poor value, and backing Iran plus 1 goal on the Asian Handicap looks worth a punt even at shades of odds against.
Joe