Amkar Perm’ vs Arsenal Tula
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 9 March 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK
Venue: Stadion Neftyanik (Perm’).
Amkar Perm’ have managed to keep their net untouched and hold league’s heavyweights Zenit to a goalless draw last Saturday in St Petersburg. Can they build on this result to pick up a super important three-pointer in the first league game in front of their fans in 2018?
Arsenal Tula will be the opposition and finding the back of the net past them will be a huge task for the locals at Stadion Neftyanik. The visitors have well confounded their pre-season ambitions and they sit sky-high sixth in the Premier League ladder ahead of the trip to Perm’.
Canoneers have opened the year with a 1-0 win over Akhmat Grozny last weekend thanks to a stoppage-time goal from the attacking midfielder Goran Causic. It was the third goal of the season for the Serbian international who is expected to be the main threat to Amkar’s goal here, alongside Zenit’s loanee Artem Dzyuba who made his debut in Arsenal’s shirt in the mentioned win over Akhmat.
The signing of Dzyuba only confirms that the visitors are ready to capitalize on a splendid campaign they have had so far and possibly even attack the spots which lead to Europa League next year. Given that Amkar have league low record of 12 goals scored in 21 games so far in the season, we would not be surprised to see Miodrag Bozovic’s side getting the spoils at Stadion Neftyanik.
Amkar Perm’ vs Arsenal Tula: Head-to-head
Teams have two wins apiece ahead of their sixth head to head encounter.
None of five previous meetings saw both sides on the scoresheet.
Arsenal Tula have not scored a single goal in last three encounters against Amkar Perm’.
Amkar Perm’ vs Arsenal Tula: Prediction
We just can’t see how this match could produce even two, not to say three goals. Both teams play ultra-defensive football and we’ll go for the BTTS – NO option at 1.53 as our main betting call.
Alternatively, Arsenal Tula or Draw is paid at 1.40 and we can hardly see this one letting us down either given that Amkar have picked up no more than two home wins so far in the season.
Amkar Perm’ vs Arsenal Tula: Bet Tips
BTTS – NO @ 1.53
Arsenal Tula or Draw Double Chance @ 1.40