Hosts Russia began their World Cup campaign with a resounding 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia – a result few, if any, would have predicted.

A win for the Russians in their second Group A fixture could send them through and eliminate their opponents Egypt at the same time.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Russia side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, and the statistical likelihood of a player being selected. The widget can also show you players' recent form and stats.

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