Akhmat Grozny vs Rostov
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Kick-Off 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Akhmat Arena (Grozny).
Rostov bounced back from a heartbreak 0-2 loss to Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Cup semi-final by beating champions Zenit 1-0 at home last weekend. It was team’s maiden victory after a run of six straight winless affairs.
Can Selmashi back up such bog scalp and finish the season on a high with a result in the last game of the campaign on Sunday at Akhmat Arena?
The match will not have a big significance in terms of the look at the standings as neither of outfits have anywhere to go ahead of this final round fixture. They both had campaigns very similar to those of the previous term.
Akhmat were unbeaten in five consecutive league games before last Saturday’s 1-0 loss away at CSKA Moscow.
Akhmat Grozny vs Rostov: Head-to-head
Rostov’s potential victory would make it all square at ten wins apiece coming into teams’ 26th head to head meeting.
Akhmat were more successful in games on the home patch where they won six and lost three of eleven ties against Selmashi.
Interestingly, just one of last nine head to head matches between these two likes saw three or more goals scored.
Akhmat Grozny vs Rostov: Prediction
We would be very surprised to see an end to the low-scoring head to head tradition as both teams fancied defensive-minded style throughout the entire season.
Just one of last six games Akhmat played in the Premier League produced three or more goals, while Rostov go into this on a run of five successive outings with fewer than three goals scored in all competitions.
Selmashi notched just one goal in last three matches (11-14 goal difference in 14 fixtures on the road this season).
Under 2.5 goals FT is thus a must-take bet at 1.75 odds, while braver punters can try with the draw as the outcome at 3.30 as we feel making the difference will be quite a big task for each of teams here.
Akhmat Grozny vs Rostov: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4)
Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).