Anzhi Makhachkala vs Rostov
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: Anzhi-Arena, Kaspiysk.
Anzhi Makhachkala sit in the relegation zone and feel like one of the prime favourites for relegation in Premier League this term, struggling to score goals and bag points – with just 19 to their name as they host Rostov for their Matchday 26 clash on Saturday afternoon.
They’ve seen six losses in last seven outings and just held Dinamo Moscow to a 1-1 draw at this ground along the way, which was also the only goal Magomed Adiev’s men scored since returning from the winter break in early March. This will surely be very worrying and while the need for points is more than obvious, it’s questionable how much they actually believe in themselves.
Rostov have been enjoying a better campaign for most part but travel to Kaspiysk with two consecutive losses of their own, where they saw Orenburg and Lokomotiv Moscow snatch all the points despite a very tough challenge at home ground on Wednesday. More worryingly, Selmashi have struggled for consistency on the road and will consequently have to hope Saturday’s trip will be less of a challenge than they’ve been used to.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Rostov: Head-to-head
Rostov have beaten Anzhi in all of the last five head-to-head clashes since November 2016.
Anzhi last beat the rivals back in 2011 (1-0 at this ground through a single goal from Roberto Carlos.
Eagles have scored just two goals in the last ten matches against Rostov.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Rostov: Prediction
Rostov sit just four points behind the top 5 and we feel they’ll be very motivated to build on such convincing head-to-head records here, as we stick with them to bag the important points in an Away win to Nil, which comes at 1.90.
We have seen Anzhi struggling to score goals but in all fairness, they rarely concede many goals in front of the home crowd and with that in mind – we hope for a low-scoring match here. We’ll thus also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.77, which could as well prove the best way to go about the market.
Anzhi Makhachkala vs Rostov: Bet Tips
Away win to Nil @ 1.90
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.77.