Russia and Uruguay are both guaranteed of their place in the last 16 and they meet at the Cosmos Arena on Monday to decide which team will finish top of the log.
GROUP A UPDATE
With Russia and Uruguay having won both their matches the only thing which remains to be decided in this group is who will finish top. Russia are 9/20 to do just that with Uruguay priced at 31/20 and the reason that Russia are such short priced favourites is that they would finish top were the match between the pair to be drawn due to their superior goal difference – click here for Group A betting.
Uruguay v Russia– click here to bet
Uruguay won their two opening matches but they have failed to impress beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 last time out and Egypt 1-0 in their opener. They have yet to find their best form this is reflected in the outright price of 28/1 – click here for outright betting. Their goal difference is not as good as Russia’s is so if they are to top the group then they will need to win this match.
Russia have been in excellent form beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 and Egypt 3-1. They will be keen to win the group and avoid a last 16 match with Spain although Group B is not decided yet so don’t expect that to be playing on their minds too much at this stage.
These sides met in a friendly International in 2012 and drew 1-1.
Suggested bet: The draw at 41/20.
I am a little bit surprised to see Uruguay priced as favourites here based on what I have seen in the tournament to date and I was tempted by the 21/10 Russia would win the match. At the end of the day though the home team would be more than happy with a draw and I think this will be a tight affair.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change