13th Jun 2018 | World Cup

Howdy Arabia

An opening game of a World Cup can be a daunting occasion even for a decent host nation. Russia aren't that and we could have a free hit at a scoreline prediction with Paddy's money back offer.

The two lowest ranked sides in the competition meet to kick-off the 2018 World Cup and the hosts have to be opposed as odds-on favourites.

Russia haven’t won any of their last 7 matches and while Saudi Arabia don’t look any better we can back a 1-1 draw at best odds of 8/1 with PaddyPower. The Irish firm not only offer best odds, but will also give you money back as a free bet if the home side do win as expected.

The Saudis would have arrived off the back of a score draw with Germany had they not been denied an injury-time penalty last Friday. That perhaps gives a false indication of their quality but if the hosts get nervous they could nick a point as we get underway.

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1pt Correct Score: 1-1 8/1 with Paddypower
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:43 13th Jun, 2018 but subject to change