2018 FIFA world cup quarterfinalists Russia and Sweden clash in the UEFA National League both sides keen to bag the maximum points in what will prove to be an evenly balanced clash.
Russia will be counting on their ever vibrant home support to get the job and continue with their winning ways and pip the formidable Swedes.
Russia head into the clash in high spirits after drubbing Czech Republic 5-1 in their last international friendly encounter and they will be looking forward to building on their terrific world cup form and sink their visitors.
The hosts head into the clash in decent form having managed three wins and suffered two defeats in their last five matches and a win in this will definitely please their manager.
Sweden head to Russia hoping to replicate their World cup heroics and sink the rejuvenated home side.
The visitors will keen to bounce back from their disappointing 3-2 loss to Turkey in their last UEFA Nationals League and get the job and sink the Russians to get their winning swag back.
The visitors are currently in deep form and are winless in their last five matches suffering three defeats in the process while managing two wins in their previous two matches and a defeat here will surely dampen their spirit.
The hosts will be counting on the lethal Valencia midfield maestro Dennis Cheryshev and Monaco talented midfielder Aleksandr Golovin formidable partnership to get the job done and sink the visitors to make it four wins in a row of Stanislov Chershov charges.
The visitors will be relying on their solid backline lead by skipper Andreas Granqvist to hold their backline together and hit the hosts on counter attacks.
HEAD TO HEAD
Russia has won two, Sweden won one and draw s have been registered between the two sides in the last five matches between the two sides.