It is the opening fixture of group B, and is expected to cause a stir. England is high in expectations after managing an impressive qualification campaign. They finished qualification with ten wins out of ten and managed to concede only three goals. Russia will play a defensive and tactical game based on possession football. England however is expected to control most of the game and look to score on the fast break.
England has a few players missing from the game and these include the likes of Ryan Bertrand, who is expected to miss the Russia game. Chris Smalling is also doubtful for the game. Russia also has a few players missing from the game, these include Igor Denisov, and Alan Dzagoev, who are both out injured. They will also be without their top goal scorer Aleksandr Kerzhakov.Sergey Ignashevich and Vasili Berezutski will also be doubtful for the game.
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England vs. Russia Prediction
The match will be an interesting one and England is stronger and will be expected to win the game. Russia likes to play strong football and defense will be their strongpoint. England has never won a game of their opening fixture of the European Championships and will be looking to change that. They are expected to win the game with aggressive and attacking football.