Russia - Wales
Russia - Wales
Russia: Akinfeyev, Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Berezutski, Shennikov, Noyshtedter, Glushakov, Kokorin, Shatov, Smolov, Dzyuba
Wales: Hennessey, Chester A. Williams, Davies, Gunter, Ramsey, Allen, Ledley, Taylor, Bale, Robson-Kanu
Tonight's outcome in perhaps the tied group at Euro 2016, where disappointment so far Russia still has a chance even for second place and direct ranking second round.
This needs however Sbronaya victory over Wales in the clash at "Municipal" in Toulouse, while England must beat Slovakia in the other match. Brits still have no intention to leave the island and the hope of victory, or at least point to continue in the eliminations.
Igor Denisov is the only player who will not be available to coach Leonid Slutskiy battle with Wales because of injury. In the camp of British midfielder Joe Ledley has a slight injury but will most likely began as a starter.
Statistics of the matches between these rivals is modest but is entirely on the side of the Russians. They are unbeaten in four matches against Wales, of which only one a draw.
Both teams played at Euro 2004 in Portugal. Moreover they met in the course of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, where Russia again won both games.
The only success of "dragons" is back in 1966, when World Cup qualifying defeat the then USSR.
At the moment, the forces are fairly equal, as Wales look even better on the field after playing the first two games of the group. There is a strong battle that will likely continue the trend of low scoring and no wonder both teams fail to win