Russia and Saudi Arabia have only met once before and it was in a 1993 friendly which saw Saudi Arabia win 4-2.
Saudi Arabia’s form has been pretty terrible and the chances of coming out of their first match are minimal if the friendlies they’ve played are anything to go by. In the last 6 friendlies they’ve played they’ve only won against Greece 2-0 and drew against Ukraine .
Russia on the other hand have recorded a draw against Turkey and lost the rest of the 4 friendlies.
Both teams are good competitors as they will want to have their first win of the tournament,Russia will have home advantage of fans cheering them.