Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krylya Sovetov Samara
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 15th March 2019
Kick-off at 16.30 UK/ 17.30 CET
Venue: Anzhi Arena (Kaspijsk).
The business end of the season has begun, and for teams at the bottom end, it’s battle for survival. Both these teams are in the relegation zone, and with just 11 rounds remaining in the season, this tie should produce sparks.
Anzhi is in danger of nailing in their exit this week. They are three points below Samara, while the former has played an extra game. That translates to – Anzhi is looking at a potential six-point deficit if they lose this tie. That would almost be impossible to climb back, and relegation would be an almost certainty.
For Samara, a win in this game will raise them above the cut-off line and will give them a comfortable mid-table status. With their game in hand, they are certainly on the higher ground, but the away status for this tie needs to be dealt with.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krylya Sovetov Samara Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of the last three games had goals from both teams.
- These two fixtures also had over 2.5 goals.
- Samara found the back of the net in their last seven visits to this venue, and in 11 of the last 12.
- Anzhi did the same in nine of their last thirteen home ties.
- The last time these two took on each other at this stadium, a total of four goals were scored, and both teams contributed to the scoreline.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krylya Sovetov Samara Prediction
A virtual final for Russian Premier League fans. Both these teams are desperate for a win, and if not achieved, they are looking at serious repercussions. Anzhi needs the win to ensure that they are not lost in the depths of the exit zone. They are already five points below the safety line and three points below the nearest competitor. And coincidentally, the nearest competitor is the next set of visitors for them.
Considering the tie is between two teams directly in a race for the safe spots, a win is valuable two-fold. Anzhi has also played an extra game, and consequentially, the magnitude for their need to win increases.
Samara, with a win in this game, can achieve several things. They can put some distance behind them and the cut-off line, and since they are against another team battling relegation, they can reduce the counterpart’s chances for safety, which in turn will be beneficial for our visitors.
Expect a fiercely contested game of football this Friday. A draw is not of value for either, and as such, attacking tactics will be given predominance. Expect both to go for goals and the win, with all they have got.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Krylya Sovetov Samara Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.50 (3/2).