Russia take on Saudi Arabia at Stadion Luzhniki in the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Russians have been struggling to find their best form in 2018, but Thursday’s football match against the Saudis could be the turning point for the tournament hosts. Stanislav Cherchesov’s men are likely to leave their hearts on the field, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for them. Saudi Arabia have been struggling in warm-up games as well and it is no surprise they are considered underdogs in the World Cup opener against Russia. The lack of experience could prove to be a big problem for Saudi Arabia in the Stadion Luzhniki clash, which is the main reason why home win should be considered. A man to watch in Stanislav Cherchesov’s team will be CSKA attacker Alan Dzagoev.
This match will be played on 14/06/2018 at 15:00