Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krasnodar
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Anzhi-Arena (Kaspiysk).
Krasnodar returned on the winning ways before the international break when they saw off the reigning champions Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 at home. It was a huge victory which came thanks to the late stoppage-time winner from substitute Magomed Suleymanov.
The Bulls will have a nice opportunity to back it up on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Kaspiysk to take on the rock-bottomed Anzhi in the seventh round.
The hosts are struggling badly at the start of the new season and they come into this off the back of five consecutive defeats in the Premier League. They scored just three goals in six matches so far and will come into this as heavy underdogs against the fourth-placed side.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krasnodar Head-to-head
Krasnodar won 7, drew 7 and lost only 2 of 16 H2H meetings with Anzhi over the course of history,
The Bulls demolished their rivals 1-5 in the previous fixture at Anzhi-Arena.
The Eagles scored only two goals in last five H2H encounters with Krasnodar.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krasnodar Prediction
The visitors had a rather complicated schedule at the start of the season, but the overcame it with some thrilling displays along the way. They are now looking at a set of much easier outings which should allow them to get more points on the board and keep ground on the likes of Zenit, Spartak and Rostov at top three positions.
The story is completely opposite with Anzhi who will needs a miracle to save the elite class status at the end of the campaign. They are clearly struggling for goals with the squad uncompetitive for this level of the competition.
We expect the visitors to dominate from the very first whistle and we’ll back Krasnodar to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end as the main betting option at the odds of 2.20 odds. You can also have the Bulls to keep a clean sheet at 1.83.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krasnodar Bet Tips
HT/FT Krasnodar/Krasnodar @ 2.20 (6/5)
Krasnodar to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).