Akhmat Grozny vs Orenburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Akhmat Arena (Groznyi).
Akhmat have bagged six of their ten-point total in their last two outings and they host fellow mid-table rivals Orenburg for their Matchday 8 clash in good shape, hoping to build on the recent performances and keep climbing the table as they sit just four points behind the top 3.
Wolves have beaten Ufa in their last outing at this ground ahead of the International break and built on the success after it too, causing a great upset at Spartak Moscow and snatching the points in a 1-2 win with a late winner from Anton Shvets. Rashid Rakhimov will now hope they can take confidence from it and we do see them very motivated at this point.
Orenburg have the same number of points but they haven’t really been able to impress lately and now have a three-game winless streak behind them after a solid start. They’ve held Krasnodar to a 1-1 draw in late August but suffered two losses in September already – beaten by both Dinamo Moscow and Zenit with four goals conceded along the way.
Akhmat Grozny vs Orenburg: Head-to-head
This will be only the fourth time the sides meet for a head-to-head clash.
Orenburg have bagged two home wins and Akhmat have one to their name so far.
We’ve seen goals on both ends on all of the occasions, with a total of nine goals netted along the way.
Akhmat Grozny vs Orenburg: Prediction
We will now back Akhmat to build on their recent performances and get the overall records against the rivals even steven, with a Home win priced at 2.00 – which seems great value seeing the rivals come into the matchup in quite a contrasting spell of form of recent.
We do feel we’re in for a solid challenge nonetheless, expecting goals on both ends once again and backing a YES on Both teams to score at 1.57. We have seen both sides scoring and conceding goals on the regular so we hope to see an attacking approach as both come motivated to snatch the points, which does promise another exciting clash at Akhmat Arena.
Akhmat Grozny vs Orenburg: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score YES @ 1.60 (3/5).