Today the Russian team plays its last match of the group stage. The withdrawal from the group is already guaranteed for Russia and for Uruguay, so, in my opinion, it is not necessary to expect an acute struggle. I’m waiting for a lot of fighting and little goals scored. The Russian national team has already surprised the fans and, of course, has already become one of the discoveries of the World Championship. This is a very fast team, operating quite compactly. If the success in the match with Saudi Arabia could still be attributed to the weakness of the opponent, the game with Egypt showed that the Russian team is really strong. Is the Russian team able to beat Uruguay? Theoretically yes. The current World Cup is rich in all sorts of surprises. But, in my opinion, Uruguay, on Russia is too tough even with such a game. Uruguay needed a victory just to leave the group from the first place, but they are unlikely to rush into the fight headlong.
In addition, you need to pay attention to the weather. Since early morning in Samara 30 degrees, the day is even hotter – the forecast to 35. The match will be held at 6 pm, but it is unlikely to become cooler. In my opinion, this will necessarily affect the actions of players. Uruguay and so playing prefers a monotonous game, accompanied by a rare outburst of tempo. Russia is imposing a higher tempo, but in this heat and against such a strong rival to the Russians, a fast game will become very difficult.
There will be enough dense game, without an abundance of scoring chances. In fact, there is not much difference with whom to play in the 1/8 finals, especially since they will not choose an opponent, it will be their choice. I think there will be a minimum of goals scored. Uruguay matches we have already seen – this is the most boring and unseasonable game of the championship. To stop the pace of Uruguayans will be in the match with Russia. My bets: