Knock Out Stage: Spain vs Russia, kickoffs, broadcasting, lineups, predictions and betting odds

Jon Snow
Fri Jun,2018
Knock Out Stage: Spain vs Russia, kickoffs, broadcasting, lineups, predictions and betting odds Other

Spain and Russia ensured in the Round of 16 will have a clash this Sunday for their place in the quarter-finals. Spain began the World Cup 2018 in a dramatic way as coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked just two days of the opening match, though finished as the winner of Group B. While the host country Russia made up to Super 16 as the runner-up to Uruguay in Group A.

The winner from the match will be playing with the winner from Croatia vs Denmark, to secure themselves to the semi-finals. 

Kickoffs, Venue, and Broadcasting

The winner of 2010 FIFA World Cup Spain will play against Russia at the at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Sunday, July 1, with kick-off scheduled for 3 pm BST.

Knockout game of Spain vs Russia can be viewed on television live on ITV One and BBC One, while BBC5 will be on live commentaries.

Also, the game can be enjoyed online via BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, apple store and with play store apps. Wise the decision, the better the enjoyment.

Possible Lineups

Nearly after being eliminated from the group stage in a 2-2 draw against Morocco, Spain's coach Fernando Hierro has hinted possible changes in the lineup for the knockout stages.

While Russia's Alan Dzagoev back in training, midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin, with a foot problem is on the way to recovery.

The possible lineups for the knockout clash are:

Spain XI: De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Thiago, Silva, Isco, Iniesta, Costa.

Russia XI: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Ignasevich, Kutepov, Zhirkov, Gazinskiy, Zobnin, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dyzuba.

History and Predictions

Spain and Russa have met 6 times before where Spain knocked 4 victories and rest 2 matches being a draw. The 2 nations played last time in 2017 in a 3-3 draw.

The prediction of the match: Spain Vs Russia favors Spain, as out of 100 % participants, 53% predicted Spain's win while 13% win vote is reported for Russia, the rest 34% is for a draw.

Don't forget to see: Spain National Team 2018 FIFA World Cup

Betting Odds

As per Betfair, the betting odd sets as 7.0 for Russia's win, 4.0 for the match draw and 1.6 for Spain's win. Literally, if you are to place $100 on Russia, the right prediction will earn $700 while for the match draw and Spain's win, the money sums up to $400 and $160 respectively.

The possible outcomes of the betting odds as per Betfair is:

  •  Russia to win 1-0: 14/1
  • Spain to win 2-0: 6/1
  • Diego Costa to score first: 10/3
  • Cheryshev to score: 9/2

Note: Odds subject to change.