Live streaming russia vs Egypt on 20 june 2018.
As the dust settles from the first round of group games, Russia have shown that the FIFA rankings can be taken with a pinch of salt. The lowest ranked team of the tournament swept aside Saudi Arabia 5-0 on the opening day, and now face Egypt for the first time as an independent nation since the break-up of the USSR.
The win last time out ended a seven-game winless streak for the Russians prior to the tournament (D3, L4) and they are very close to securing progression. All they have to do is beat an Egypt side that did well in its own opener, but conceded a late heartbreaking goal.
As far as the permutations are concerned, Russia can progress to the last 16 if they win and Uruguay avoid defeat against Saudi Arabia. Egypt need a win to remain in contention although they may also need a comprehensive win vs Saudi Arabia in their final game.
Live streaming Russia vs Egypt 20.6.2018
Standing group A :
- Russia 3 points
- Uruguay 3 points
- Egypt 0 points
- Saudi Arabia 0 points
Héctor Cúper’s Egypt are now looking to end their own seven-game winless run (D3, L4). The ‘Pharaohs’ must travel the length of Russia to St. Petersburg, 1,300+ miles north from their base, with the warmer climate potentially being to their liking.
Players to watch: Denis Cheryshev scored by far the most attractive of Russia’s five goals after replacing the injured Dzagoev in the opener.
Talismanic striker Mohamed Salah is expected to start following his absence from Egypt’s opener. Cúper seems confident in the build up that his shoulder injury is manageable.
Stat attack: Egypt’s games have not been extremely entertaining affairs of late, with four of their last five here producing under 2.5 goals.
Egypt have failed to score in four of their last five games.
Only one team has scored in three of Russia’s last five games.
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Egypt’s last six World Cup games.
Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup action features three games that all have the potential to be exciting, back-and-forth battles. The day begins with Colombia—a sleeper that many think could make a run in Russia—taking on an underrated Japanese squad. This will be followed by Poland vs. Senegal, a match that could realistically go either way after 90 minutes. The finale will showcase Russia against Egypt, two sides that have already partook in their initial contest of this event. Those openers had drastically different outcomes, with the host nation piling up goals against Saudi Arabia on Thursday to jump out to an early lead in Group A, while Egypt suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Uruguay after conceding a stoppage time goal.
Oddsmakers agree that this trio of matches should be competitive and didn’t make any of the nations involved too overwhelming of a favorite or underdog. The first game has the highest potential to be a one-sided affair, however, as the Colombians are -140 chalk (risk $1.40 to win $1) over Japan. The Samurai Blue have been made +450 underdogs (netting $4 for each $1 wagered), but the odds of them forcing a draw against the Coffee Growers is thought to be more likely due to the +245 odds on a tie. Tuesday’s most evenly matched contest, at least on paper, is between Poland and Senegal. The White and Reds have been installed as slight, +130 favorites, but the Lions of Teranga are hoping to defy their +250 odds to become the only African team to record a win—Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia all lost their respective openers—at the start of their World Cup run this year. The day will close with the Russians seeking the three points that could secure the host country’s first ever appearance in the knockout stage of a World Cup after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Sbornaya are expected to find that “W” as +105 favorites, although Mo Salah and the rest of the +310 underdog Pharaohs have their backs against the wall and know they can’t afford to lose.
With three highly competitive games on tap, it’s not a bad idea to check out which teams expert handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has picked to win. Before getting to his pro predictions at the end of this article, take a peek at the complete schedule, start times, TV info, live stream coverage and odds for Colombia vs. Japan, Poland vs. Senegal and Russia vs. Egypt. You can also check out all the scores and highlights from the last few days, a comprehensive 2018 World Cup bracket that includes a full team and group breakdown, quotes from top players and managers, intriguing tweets related to each of Tuesday’s matches and much more.