Arsenal Tula vs FK Akhmat
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Arsenal (Tula)
Arsenal fell short of a Europa qualification spot by three points. Their main priority this year will be to attain that goal. They will like to set the foundation by winning against the inferior opposition in the league. This is a golden opportunity to start the season with a home win.
The Wolves survived in the top tier for yet another season after a shaky 2019-20 campaign. They were lucky enough to have a better head to head performance against the bottom three teams even though they were all on 31 points. A considerable amount of games were drawn by Akhmat in that season which made them winless in a whopping 23 games out of the available 30. The luck may run out at some point in time so they cannot be lazy once again.
Arsenal Tula vs FK Akhmat: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Akhmat is unbeaten in three previous games against this opposition.
- Both sides have two wins each in five previous head to head matches.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those five games across different venues.
- The visitors have a win and two defeats in the last five trips to this ground.
- The latest two clashes here had the common final score of 3-1.
Arsenal Tula vs FK Akhmat: Prediction
The Gunners were troubled at the later part of their home season last time around. However, they are currently on an unbeaten run in the league. They will be looking for revenge for the home defeat to this opposition in the last season. But I think both these sides will be playing defensively in this opening game. So I think we can see them share points on Sunday.
The last two meetings between them at this ground were high scoring games. Another highlight is that they both scored in all of those games. Similar stats can be seen in three recent head to head clashes across all venues. Both of them have leaky defenses that need improvement. So I am backing a draw with goals at both ends of the field.
Arsenal Tula vs FK Akhmat: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).