Akhmat Grozny vs Ufa
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 2 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Akhmat Arena (Grozny).
Ufa have struggled early in the new campaign and they travel to Grozny for their Matchday 6 clash on Sunday looking for their first win in seven outings across competitions, hoping to finally bounce back against similarly struggling rivals and climb the Premier League table.
Gorozhane have seen four losses and just two draws in their last six outings since early August, beaten by Krasnodar, Dinamo Moskva, and Zenit in Russian Premier League and seeing a disappointing Europa League exit in the hands of Rangers despite holding off the rivals on Thursday – in a 1-2 aggregate loss. Sergey Tomarov now looks desperate to pick up their team spirits but it’s questionable whether they can make it happen as soon as the weekend.
Akhmat Grozny have seen troubles on their end, though, and earned just four points in five games too. They’ve beaten Yenisey and held Rubin Kazan to a draw in the only two outings at Akhmat Arena and this should have them more confident, promising a solid challenge on the day with both sides very motivated to escape the immediate danger zone early on.
Akhmat Grozny vs Ufa Head-to-head
- FK Akhmat have earned a 2-1 win over the rivals in their last head-to-head clash in late November 2017.
- This only ended a three-game winning streak for Ufa, though, as they earned a Cup win in 2016 and two league wins earlier in 2017.
- We’ve seen goals on both ends in three of their last four games and a total of 11 goals along the way.
Akhmat Grozny vs Ufa Prediction
We will now stick our necks out for Ufa to hold off the fellow strugglers and snatch a point at Akhmat Arena, going for a Draw at 3.20. Both sides have struggled defensively and this could prove costly, as neither of the sides would be fully satisfied with just a point from the Sunday’s contest.
We do feel we’ll see both motivated going forward and with that in mind, we’ll now also go for a YES on Both teams to score, which comes at 2.37. We have seen defensive woes on both ends and many inconsistency lately, which should see open spaces behind the lines and give this further value at this point.
Akhmat Grozny vs Ufa Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
Both teams to score YES @ 2.37.