Russia VS Spain ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Russia vs Spain
Russia and Spain play in a friendly. This is the 8th friendly this year, after friendlies against Argentina, Iran, South Korea, Chile, Hungary, Belgium and Côte d’Ivoire. In the case of Spain, this is their 4th friendly of the year, having already faced Costa Rica, Colombia and France. There is no record of official clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last confrontation was on 26-06-2008 and ended with the result: Russia (0-3) Spain. In this match the home factor may play an important role, as Russia has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Russia Team News
This is the 8th friendly of the year of the home team, after previous friendly matches have recorded the following results: Russia (0-1) Argentina, Russia (1-1) Iran, Russia (4-2) South Korea, Russia (1-1) Chile, Hungary (0-3) Russia, Russia (3-3) Belgium and Russia (0-2) Ivory Coast. This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 16 conceded, against 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 defeats at home, with 21 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 6 games at home in Friendly, Russia have won 1, drawn 3 and lost 2. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 6 of the last 7 games, reason why it has not presented great solidity defensively, but its attack has marked with regularity, since it managed to materialize in 5 of the last 7 games in this competition. In 15 games, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Russia vs Spain Stats
Russia play their fifth game after the end of the Confederations Cup, and unlike the other teams preparing for friendly matches, they did not need to play in the World Cup Qualifiers, as their headquarters are guaranteed in the competition. His last clash, a friendly against Argentina, put an end to a period of unbeaten run that lasted three games, in which he accumulated two victories and a draw. The last defeat of the Russians in official game was against Mexico by the Confederations Cup, of which it failed to pass from the first phase. In 2017, the Russian National Team has already played nine games as the main player, accumulating three victories, three defeats and three draws. The coach has been alternating the team between 4-2-3-1 and 5-4-1, with Smolov standing out in the offensive sector.
Spain Team News
The visiting team is fighting its 4th friendly of the year. In the previous friendly it registered the following results: Spain (5-0) Costa Rica, Spain (2-2) Colombia and France (0-2) Spain. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 25 goals scored and 9 conceded. Already inside the home, it conquered 13 victories, 1 tie and 1 defeat, with a total of 50 goals scored and 6 suffered. In the last 10 games as a visitor Spain has won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2. Their attack has been regularly marked as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: scored the first goal in 14 of the last 15 games, of those 14 reached the interval in lead in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12.
Spain are going through a great phase, since they have been unbeaten for fifteen matches since September 2016, and now they have six consecutive victories, during which they conceded only one goal, while scoring twenty-two, thus showing their enormous superiority of most selections against which they played. This will be the second friendly of the Spanish National Team after the end of the World Cup Qualifying, in which he finished in the lead of Group G, thus ensuring his passage to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In their last clash, the Spaniards did not take note of Costa Rica and applied a 5×0 thrashing without difficulty, especially David Silva, who scored twice and gave an assist. The last defeat of Spain occurred in June of last year for the Eurocopa, when it lost to Italy by 2×0. The coach is likely to keep the team at 4-1-4-1 or at 4-2-3-1, with no major changes in the starting eleven.