Hosts Russia kicked off the 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabi in yesterday and it was a dream start for the hosts who thrashed a poor Saudi Arabi 5-0. The manner of the win was an important one for Russia as it will have lifted the fans and supporters hopes and spirits and it puts them in a commanding position for group qualification, which will provide the tournament atmosphere with a further boost.
The action heats up today with three matches starting at 1pm with Group A and Egypt against Uruguay. The other two matches are in Group B and at 4pm Morocco play Iran and at 7pm the clash of the day between Euro 2016 winners Portugal and 2010 World Cup winners Spain. From a betting perspective it could prove profitable to oppose Spain on the exchanges or by backing Portugal +1 on the handicap (4/5) given Spain’s seemingly crazy decision to sack their manager on the eve of the tournament, which is bound to have negatively affected and disrupted the players preparations.
Portugal +1 on the Handicap vs. Spain (4/5)