Russia and Saudi Arabia kick off the 2018 Fifa World Cup tomorrow afternoon in what is set to be a crucial opening match in Group A.

With Uruguay being the heavy favourites to top the group it is key for both of these sides that they get off to the perfect start in the tournament with a win.

The two teams come into the tournament as the two lowest ranked with the hosts placed 70th in the latest placings and their opponents just three places higher in 67th.

Russia come into the encounter in poor form having failed to claim a victory in their last seven encounters.

As for Saudi Arabia, they have lost their last three matches although one of them included a narrow 2-1 defeat as well as a loss to the Italian’s who won’t be competing at the tournament after failing to qualify.

Here is how we feel the hosts will line up for the opening match of the competition.

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