Arsenal Tula vs Krasnodar
Date: 29th September 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Arsenal.
Krasnodar will be looking to bounce back after the defeat in the last weekend’s derby with Zenit.
The third-placed side of the Russian Premier League will travel to Tula to play one of the main contenders for the drop Arsenal in the first game of the Matchday No 12 on Friday.
Arsenal took four important points by holding Rostov to a 2-2 draw on the road and by beating Dinamo Moscow 1-0 in front of their fans, but they quickly returned to the old habits failing to find the net in consecutive matches against Tambov (cup) and Ufa (league).
The clash with Krasnodar is the first of two super tough fixtures for Miodrag Bozovic and his men who are about to travel to Saint Petersburg for Zenit meeting in the next round.
Byki were on a run of three consecutive wins after the shocking Europa League elimination to Red Star Belgrade (in the playoffs round).
However, Igor Shalimov’s side then got eliminated from the Russian Cup (2-1loss to Tom’ Tomsk) and lost the home league fixture with Zenit (0-2).
Arsenal Tula vs Krasnodar: Head to head
The head to head tie absolutely favours Krasnodar who have won four and drawn one of five matches with Arsenal Tula over the history.
Interestingly, Arsenal are yet to score their maiden goal against Krasnodar as they have failed to do it in previous five outings.
Arsenal Tula vs Krasnodar: Prediction
Knowing that the hosts have been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third at the start of the new season we have to go for Krasnodar to keep a clean sheet here at the odds of 5/4.
Arsenal Tula vs Krasnodar: Bets
The main betting prediction is Krasnodar to keep a clean sheet at 5/4 @ 888 Sport.
The alternative bet would be Krasnodar to win the match at 10/11 @ 888 Sport.