Akhmat Grozny vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Akhmat Arena, Grozny.
Akhmat Grozny took only three points from the opening three games of the season which is a poor return knowing they’ve played the likes of Rostov, Yenisey and Arsenal Tula in the process. Can they rebound from a 3-1 loss away at Arsenal Tula on Saturday when Rubin Kazan come to visit Grozny?
The visitors had a much tougher schedule, but they managed to pick up four points in the opening two rounds before falling 0-1 to Zenit last weekend.
The star man Sardar Azmoun inspired the inaugural victory of the season when he bagged a brace in a 2-1 win over Krasnodar on the opening day. The other striker, Dmitriy Poloz, notched team’s lone goal in a 1-1 away draw at Dinamo Moscow.
Poloz skipped the mentioned defeat to Zenit seven days ago, but he should be back to the squad for the Rubin tie in the fourth round.
Akhmat Grozny vs Rubin Kazan: Head-to-head
- The head to head stats is all level at seven wins for each of the teams ahead of their 23rd encounter.
- Both sides clinched narrow home wins in their ties in the previous term of the Premier League.
- Akhmat were on a streak of five consecutive wins in H2H games before Volzhane claimed a 3-2 victory in the previous outing in April.
Akhmat Grozny vs Rubin Kazan: Prediction
The visitors head into the game higher on confidence after displays shown in the past three rounds. Igor Ledyakhov’s men revealed way too much vulnerability at the back in the last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal Tula and they will be up against the super impressive attacking line of Rubin’s, led by the likes of Azmoun, Poloz (questionable) and Bukharov.
The visitors can be backed at 1.50 to score a goal here. Rubin are also worth backing to avoid a defeat at the 1.45 odds, while braver punters can try with the clear away win at the 2.87 odds.
Akhmat Grozny vs Rubin Kazan: Bet Tips
Akhmat Grozny to keep a clean sheet – NO @ 1.50
Rubin Kazan or Draw Double Chance @ 1.45.