Akhmat Grozny vs Krasnodar
Russian Premier League
Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Akhmat Arena.
Akhmat Grozny and Krasnodar are set to close the Matchday No 5 in this term of Russian Premier League.
It is also expected to be one of the most interesting fixtures of the round since both teams are off to a strong kick off to the new league campaign.
The hosts held the very top of the standings with three wins in three matches before the weekend’s away loss to Ufa (3-2) which dropped them to the third place (behind Zenit and Lokomotiv Moscow who are still impeccable).
Oleg Kononov’s side showed terrific defensive displays at the very start of the season which saw them keeping three subsequent clean sheets.
However, everything fell apart on Saturday when Akhmat allowed as many as three goals in the mentioned defeat to Ufa.
Byki are two positions below Akhmat with seven points from four opening rounds of the competition.
Igor Shalimov’s side had a tougher schedule as they played the likes of Rubin Kazan’ and Spartak Moscow on the road.
The Russian manager was, however, furious with his men after Sunday’s disappointing 1-.1 draw with Ural on the home court.
Akhmat Grozny vs Krasnodar: Head to head
Krasnodar have nine wins from 15 matches with Akhmat, but their run of three straight wins in heads to head meetings came to an end in early-December last year when Akhmat (Terek) clinched a 2-1 victory in front of their fans.
Akhmat Grozny vs Krasnodar: Prediction
We’d not be surprised to see a similar outcome this time out as Akhmat have to be considered as slight favourites because of the home court advantage.
The 7/5 odds offered on the home win definitely have value and we are looking to take the maximum advantage of it.
Akhmat Grozny vs Krasnodar: Bet Tips
The first bet is Akhmat Grozny to win at the odds of 2.45 with William Hill.
The second bet will be Akhmat Grozny to keep a clean sheet at 2.62.