KICK off: 5 June 18:00
Team news: Russia had to make do without experienced duo Mario Fernandes and Denis Cheryshev for their opening friendly with Poland, but both players are reported to have returned to full training and could be involved on Saturday. Fernandes would normally be a shoo-in on the right-hand side, but Karavaev has staked a claim for a starting role with his well-taken equaliser against Poland, while Cheryshev is up against it to demote Golovin or Aleksey Miranchuk to the bench. Number one goalkeeper Anton Shunin made way after 63 minutes against Poland to allow Matvey Safonov to make his debut for the national team, but the former should reprise his role in between the sticks here. As for Bulgaria, injuries to Spas Delev, Dimitar Kostadinov, Anton Nedyalkov and Georgi Yomov prevented them from turning out against Slovakia, but Petrov is unlikely to consider many changes after a strong showing in midweek. The upcoming showdown with France must be taken into account, though, so Birsent Karagaren and Kristiyan Malinov could benefit from some necessary rotation as Petrov aims to keep his players fresh.
Prediction: Over 2,5 goals
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Prediction of the day: Russia – Bulgaria