Russia - Kazakhstan Prediction 09.09.19. Euro 2020 - Qualification
In last round Russia unexpectedly won Scotland in Glasgow. They did very well there, scored 2, but could score more. The Scots, frankly, didn't impress.
Remember what Konstantin Zyryanov said? "Now the main goal is don't do sh*t in Kaliningrad." The situation in the group for the Russian team is excellent. It is clear that there is an obvious leader in the face of the Belgian national team, which goes without losses, Russia is second. To strengthen their position, they need to win Kazakhstan in Kaliningrad. Score doesn't metter, needs only win.
Kazakhs tied with Cyprus 1:1. It was an equal match with the quick Kazakhstan's goal, but in the first half, Cyprus scored. In the second half, the Cypriots had several moments to score, but the Kazakhstan team responded with their counterattacks.
Everything in this group is very clear - Russia won't take first place, but they have to finish second. To do this they need to win at home, in Kaliningrad, where will be the full stadium of national team fans.
Russia won Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan 4:0. I admit that such a result may be in this game as well. These are the teams of different levels, different status and capabilities. But I think that Cherchesov will not tolerate capricious moods, there will be a serious attitude, serious motivation. I assume that Akhmetov will play from the first minutes, Cheryshev may change Zhirkov, I completely admit that Miranchuk can change Aleksey Ionov, because Russia will play dominant football, therefore they need players who can play through the pass and individually strong.
There are many options, but the primary task is to play well on the defensive, try to not to concede, which Russia did in the first game against Kazakhstan. My pick is Russia to win to Nill - Yes.