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Russia v Portugal predictions, betting tips and match preview - Seleccao to overcome hosts

  • Russia take on Portugal in their second Confederations Cup match
  • We're backing the European Champions to earn the win in Moscow
Ricardo Quaresma of Portugal

Russia v Portugal Confederations Cup predictions, betting tips and match preview here. After winning their opening match against New Zealand, we're backing a more difficult test for the hosts in Moscow.


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  • Russia started the Confederations Cup with a win over New Zealand
  • Portugal meanwhile drew 2-2 with Mexico in their opening match
  • The last meeting between these two ended as a 1-0 Russian victory

Russia v Portugal betting preview


Russia started their Confederations Cup campaign in the best possible way in front of their owns fans over the weekend as they overcame New Zealand 2-0 in St Petersburg thanks to a Michael Boxall own goal and a Fyodor Smolov strike, but their second match against the reigning European Champions will be a more difficult challenge.

That said, Stanislav Cherchesov's men are in good form and picked up handy friendly draws against Chile and Belgium in preparation for this tournament as well as a comfortable win over Hungary. With confidence at a high, can Russia overcome Portugal as they did in their last meeting back in 2015? The hosts are priced at odds of 3/1 with Paddy Power.

Portugal come into the Confederations Cup as one of the team's considered to be in with a real chance of winning the tournament and as such, they'll be disappointed with their opening match which ended as a 2-2 draw with Mexico as a last minute goal from Hector Moreno rescued a point for El Tri after Cristiano Ronaldo had seemingly earned his side the win.

The Seleccao were of course the Euro 2016 champions just one summer ago and since that tournament they've picked up six wins from nine games but been beaten by both Switzerland and Sweden. If they play to the best of their abilities, you'd have to back Fernando Santos' men for the three points in this match at odds of 21/20 bet365.

We've seen some quality attacking play from Russia in recent matches and they come into this game having found the net nine times in their last four games. Portugal's defence looked a little off-colour against Mexico, but they're strong enough to still win the game even if they concede here. We're backing a Portugal win and both teams to score bet at 7/2 with bet365.

After successfully backing Cristiano Ronaldo to find the net in the Seleccao's opening match against El Tricolor, we're backing another goal from the Real Madrid superstar in this game. Given the 32 year old's mindblowing record in front of goals, evens with Sky Bet for a goal at any time from the Portugal skipper are simply too good to miss.

Recommended bets:
Portugal to win and both teams to score @ 7/2 with bet365
Cristiano Ronaldo to score at any time @ evens with Sky Bet


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Russia v Portugal predictions, betting tips and match preview - Seleccao to overcome hosts

Russia v Portugal Confederations Cup predictions, betting tips and match preview here. After winning their opening match against New Zealand, we're backing a more difficult test for the hosts in Moscow.

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