Crazy odds for goals here IMO. I don’t know, maybe I’ll fail at the end, but I just can’t ignore it and must give a shot for goals here.
It’s set like for some World Cup play-offs game or smth. But for friendly IMO it’s definitely too high. Especially knowing that both aren’t defensive minded teams and has lot of talent upfront. Another thing is – both are preparing for important games: Russia for Euro2012, while for Uruguay it’s the only friendly game before WC2014 qualies. So no wonder that their coach plans to field the best line-up possible. As he stated he’ll play with 4-3-3 formation with Suarez, Cavani and Forlan upfront. Only those names could be a headache to any defense line, while for quite shaky Russian one – it’d be a tough task to withstand the pressure of it. Another thing is – they lost two defenders during preparations – V.Berezutsky and Shishkov, especially the 1st one is a huge blow. However, by themselves Russia has decent players upfront to cause problems for guests. What’s important that Arshavin finally have got playin’ time after his loan to Zenit and is on quite good shape recently, which is really important for NT’s creativity and offense overall of course. We remember how he led NT in Euro2008 while bein’ in great shape, now he is expected to do the same. Also other offensive players after just finished season are in good form, so I believe at home Russia are more than capable to upset Uruguay tonight.
Basically I just don’t see those teams capable to shut each other down here. Maybe they could try if it was really important game with big stakes on it, but now I don’t think so. Just preparations with letting players to get into contact with each other with tryin’ some new things and avoiding injuries. Under such circumstances and such names on the field IMO it’s a good chance for a game to become really entertaining one.
All in all, two teams which strenght lies in offense, friendly game, great odds – IMO it’s enough to give a shot for goals.