Our prediction for this match:
Moldova and Russia square off against each other for the first time since October 2015 when they met in the EURO 2016 qualifiers. Back then Russia defeated Moldova 2-1 in Chisinau, and Stanislav Cherchesov’s men are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s friendly as well. Artem Dzyuba has been left out of the squad, and, in his absence, a man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev.
Moldova have been struggling in the UEFA Nations League this term, with the team collecting only one point in the process. David faces Goliath at Stadionul Zimbru, and anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. It has to be noted that the hosts failed to find the net in the previous four games in all competitions. The game will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.