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Qatar vs Russia prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 12th September 2023
Kick-Off: 11:00 UK, 12:00 CET

Qatar will face Russia in a curious friendly match at the start of next week.

Qatar vs Russia Predictions and Top Betting Tips

Qatar vs Russia is generally a pointless match but a good test for both sides. Here are our predictions.

Team Total Goals Prediction: Russia Over 1.5

Unfortunately, the Russian national team is suffering from the current war between the country and Ukraine and they have been banned from literally everything. All they can do is play friendly matches. They were going to play in the last World Cup if not for the ban. And they generally had an incredible team and a very strong generation. They lost a single match in the last 10.

Match Result Prediction: Russia to Win

Most of Russia's recent fixtures have been draws but they generally played against significantly stronger national teams than Qatar. While the symbolic hosts here have improved since ten years ago, for example, their current shape is absolutely terrible. They have only two wins in the last ten games overall and lost against far weaker national teams than that of Russia.

Correct Score Prediction: 2-0 to Russia

Russia have obviously not played with their best squad over the past year as they literally have no reason to. But even now, they are the stronger squad. When we compare the predicted Qatar vs Russia line ups, the symbolic visitors should have a solid advantage as usual. This is a national team that knows how not to lose games and we doubt they will allow it against Qatar.

Qatar vs Russia Team Previews

Qatar Preview

Qatar have had a huge growth over the last few years and the country has been investing a lot in football. Of course, they hosted the World Cup last year but overall, the national team has not found a lot of success. Their results since the WC have also been even worse, so you can't really expect much from them against strong European national teams.

Russia Preview

Russia have obviously been banned from all tournaments since the start of the war last year. The team literally has no purpose right now and they generally do not call any of the big players for such games. They are still stronger than Qatar on paper but you cannot expect the strong performances that they had in recent years.

FAQs regarding Qatar vs Russia

Qatar vs Russia

In which places are the two teams in the FIFA World Rankings right now?

Despite the lack of professional matches, Russia remain 38th in the world rankings. Qatar, in turn, have climbed up to 59th place.

Which team is the favorite to win this game?

The odds have not yet been released but we expect Russia to have a slight advantage.

Which team won the previous Qatar vs Russia game?

The teams last met in 2016 and Qatar won 2-1 at home back then.