Dinamo Moscow vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 3 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Arena Khimki, Khimki.
Dinamo Moscow and Rubin Kazan will open the second round of Russian Premier League on Friday afternoon when they take on each other at Arena Khimki. The visitors head into the game in somewhat higher spirits following the inaugural victory over Krasnodar. Belo-Golubye, on the other side, could not get more than a point from the away fixture with Arsenal Tula last weekend.
Dmitry Khokhlov started was thrilled to see his men bagging as many as 11 goals in last two friendlies against German 2. Bundelsiga outfits Arminia Bielefeld and Holstein Kiel, but they failed to keep such attacking form going in the first official game of the campaign. Not only had they failed to find the back of the net against modest Arsenal Tula, but they made no more than a single shot on target in 90 minutes of play. It’s a rather poor display from an outfit with ambitions to challenge European competitions next term.
Dinamo Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Head-to-head
The head to head stats entirely favour Rubin who won 15 and lost no more than 3 of 29 games against Belo-Golubye.
Interestingly, three of last four H2H games ended without goals at all, including both of teams’ previous term meetings.
Rubin are unbeaten in last eight encounters against Belo-Golubye, winning only two in the process, though.
Dinamo Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Prediction
Iranian star Sardar Azmoun opened the new season in a fabulous fashion. He scored a brace in a 2.1 victory over Krasnodar last weekend and he will no doubts be the main target in the final third for the team led by Kurban Berdyev here against Dinamo Moscow. Berdyev generally has an exciting attacking pair in the likes of Azmoun and Dmitriy Poloz who came on loan from league heavyweights Zenit.
Given that Volzhane showed a much better display on the opening Matchday, we have to fancy the 1.45 odds offered for them not to lose the clash with Dinamo. The hosts lacked the build-up play against Arsenal Tula which is why we are tempted to try with Rubin to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.60 here.
Dinamo Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Bet Tips
Kazan or Draw Double Chance – 1.48 @ 10Bet
Rubin Kazan to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62.