Russia vs Belgium
Date: Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium.
None of the two managers can be happy with the most recent results.
The Russians unexpectedly lost the friendly to Ivory Coast, while Belgium failed to maintain to the perfect start of their WC Qualification campaign by barely managing a draw with Greece on Saturday evening.
Stanislav Cherchesov was heavily criticized after the third loss in last four friendlies.
Russia have great expectations from the World Cup which they host next year, but even though they have a decent squad featuring two of the bets strikers in the Russian Premier League, they just could not find the target against the African side on Saturday.
Belgium dominated their group in the WC Qualification, but Roberto Martinez and his men were on the brink of seriously challenging the top as they barely managed top level the score in the dying minutes of the game at Roi Badouin Stadium.
Martinez made a mistake by going out with Raja Nainggolan, Axel Witsel and Marouane Fellaini as the trio in the midfield.
Russia vs Belgium: Head to head
Russia have never managed to see off Belgium. The two sides took on each other four times in the past and Belgium kept three clean sheets and took three wins.
This includes the victory at the World Cup in Brazil 2014 when Divock Origi scored the winner two minutes from time.
Russia vs Belgium: Prediction
Belgium have a stronger line-up without doubts and we have no other option but to back them to pick up the victory.
The hosts struggled a lot to find the back of the net in the last couple of matches and we’ll take Belgium to keep a clean sheet bet at 7/4 as an alternative betting pick.
Russia vs Belgium: Bet Tips
Away win at 2.40 with Unibet.
Belgium to keep a clean sheet at 2.75.