Russia vs Portugal Preview and Prediction: Draw 1- 1 at 11/2
Russia and Portugal will play their second game of the Confederations Cup at the Otkrytie Arena on Wednesday, 21st June.
The teams have a very balanced head to head with two wins each and one draw from the last five games. Russia won their last encounter 1 – 0 in 2015 and Portugal won the one before that 1 – 0 in June 2013.
Russia is coming into this match having won their opening game against New Zealand 2 – 0 putting them at the top of Group A.
Prior to the tournament they drew with Chile and defeated Hungary 0 – 3. The team is currently ranked sixty-third in the world with 561 points, 21 points below Uzbekistan.
Portugal drew their opening game 2 – 2 with Mexico which means that they are currently third in Group A. Prior to this tournament they enjoyed victories over Latvia and Cyprus. The team is currently ranked eighth in the world with 1267 points, 25 points below Belgium.
A 1 – 1 draw is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports both offering odds of 11/2. However, Boyle Sports is offering the same odds on a 1 – 0 win for Portugal while Paddy Power is offering 6/1.
Paddy Power Odds: 3/1 Russia to Win, 23/10 for a Draw and 5/6 Portugal to Win
Boyle Sports: 14/5 Russia to Win, 23/10 for a Draw and 1/1 Portugal to Win