Arsenal Tula vs Anzhi Makhachkala
Russian Premier League
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Arsenal (Tula).
Fellow strugglers Arsenal Tula and Anzhi are set to lock horns in the first game of the Matchday No 14 in the Russian top flight on Friday afternoon.
Cannoneers ended their four-game unbeaten run last weekend when they fell 3-1 away at the defending champions Lokomotiv Moscow. Can they return on the winning ways and escape the red zone here against the Eagles?
The visitors, on the other side, ended their three-loss thread by beating the rock-bottomed Yenisey 2-1 at home on Monday. It was a massive victory for the team led by Magomed Adiev. It came thanks to a penalty-kick brace from top scorer Adrian Ponce. The Eagles failed to find the net in four consecutive outings previously.
Arsenal Tula vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Head-to-head
- Anzhi have a positive head to head record with four wins to Arsenal’s two.
- The two sides played each other this summer in a pre-season friendly which ended in a goalless draw.
- Both teams took narrow home wins when they met each other last season in the Premier League.
- Each of last four official head to head games saw home sides snatching the spoils.
Arsenal Tula vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Prediction
The home court advantage might likely play a big role for Arsenal Tula here as well. They are undefeated in last four home games in the league, but three of these four matches ended without a winner. However, we must praise the work Oleg Kononov has done on improving team’s overall build-up play.
Canoneers get themselves into big goal-scoring chances with ease. They scored an impressive eight-goal tally in last four matches in all competitions. It’s a form worth respecting given the opposition included the likes of Spartak Moscow, Orenburg, Akhmat Grozny and Lokomotiv Moscow along the way.
Since Anzhi lost two and drew one of last three league games on the road, we can hardly back anything else but the home win here. It’s paid at the odds of 1.50.
Arsenal Tula vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Bet Tips
Arsenal Tula to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Arsenal Tula to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80 (4/5).