uruguay Team News:


Uruguay are unlikely to make any changes to the side that beat Egypt last time out, although they could potentially rotate their wide midfielders again.

russia Team News:


Alan Dzagoev remains injured for Russia, although his replacement Denis Cheryshev has done a fine job so far. Artem Dzyuba is set to start up front again after impressing off the bench against Saudi Arabia and scoring against Egypt after being granted a starting berth.

uruguay vs russia Head to Head:

Including their time as the Soviet Union, Russia have beaten Uruguay in six of their eight meetings, although Uruguay did beat Russia in the World Cup back in 1970.

uruguay vs russia Statistics:

Russia have lost each of their last four World Cup meetings with South American sides, scoring just once – including their 1970 World Cup loss to Uruguay. Uruguay have won their last two World Cup matches against European sides (England and Italy), having failed to win any of their previous 15 against them (W0, D6 L9). Russia have scored more goals in this World Cup (8) than they had in their previous two World Cup tournaments combined (6, across 2002 and 2014). Each of the last three European host nations of a World Cup prior to 2018 have won all three of their group stage games (Germany 2006, France 1998, Italy 1990). Russia have a positive goal difference of +7 in their opening two World Cup matches in the 2018 tournament. All three of the previous host nations to have a +5 goal difference or more in their opening two games of that World Cup have gone on to win the tournament: France (+7) in 1998, Italy (+6) in 1934 and Uruguay (+5) in 1930. Fernando Muslera could win his 100th cap for Uruguay in this match (currently on 99) and would become the seventh player to reach the landmark for La Celeste. Denis Cheryshev is Russia’s top scorer in the tournament with three goals – prior to their opener against Saudi Arabia, he had failed to find the net in 11 appearances for the national team. Russia have had four different scorers in the tournament so far (Gazinskiy, Cheryshev, Dzyuba and Golovin) – twice as many as they did in the entire 2014 edition in Brazil.

Uruguay vs Russia Betting Prediction:

Uruguay 3 0 Russia
Tip: 1 Draw No Bet
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