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LionsBet Preview: Russia v Turkey: Back the Sbornaya to avoid defeat

14:00 EAT 04/06/2018
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Stanislav Cherchesov’s men will be looking to nick a victory when they clash with Mircea Lucescu’s side to boost their confidence for the showpiece

Russia trade tackles with Turkey at the VEB Arena on Tuesday evening for their final friendly game before the World Cup.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s men have not tasted victory in their last six warm-up games, with their last triumph dating back to October 2017. They lost to Argentina, Brazil, France and recently Austria before sharing the spoils with Iran and Spain.

As the host country, they kick off their World Cup campaign with Saudi Arabia on June 14 before taking on other group A opponents, Egypt and Uruguay and will aim for victory here in order to bolster their confidence for the global tournament.

Besides, having won two of their previous three encounters with the Turkish, LionsBet has tagged them as clear favourites for this tie at the odds of (1.90).

The last meeting between both sides ended in stalemate and (3.10) is on offer for a repeat in this outing with the same betting firm.

Although they failed in their quest to make it to the quadrennial tournament, the Turks are looking to have a good outing in the Uefa Nations League starting in September and have started preparation in earnest, having played six friendlies including Friday’s 2-2 draw with World Cup-bound Tunisia.

However, given that they have not recorded a single victory in all their previous meetings with the Russians, they have been tagged as underdogs for this tie at the odds of (3.90).

Russia have not tasted defeat in all their previous meetings with the Crescent-Stars and are (1.22) to continue the impressive feat in this encounter.

The Sbornaya have not conceded in their previous three meetings with Mircea Lucescu’s side and are (2.20) to keep another clean sheet in this match.

Their last three meetings have only produced two goals which indicate that few goals will likely surface in this game. LionsBet thus offer (1.55) for two or fewer goals to be seen here.