FK Akhmat vs Ural
Russia – Premier League
Date: Monday, 11th March 2019
Kick-off at 14.30 UK/ 15.30 CET
Venue: Akhmat-Arena (Groznyj).
After 18 rounds of the Russian Premier League, the mid-table and the lower tier is still not sorted out enough. Right now, it’s anyone’s guess who all might will get an opening to Europe, and who all will be relegated.
We have two teams from the midsection of league standings, separated by a single point, but by three positions, taking on with ambitions of a top-tier finish at the end of the season. Akhmat has been depending on their home fixtures to get the job done, due to their inconsistency on the road, whereas the recent stumbles of Ural have cost them quite a lot. They lost their last three matches in a row.
Both will be viewing this game as an opportunity to get back on the horse and make progress in their quest.
FK Akhmat vs Ural Head-to-head (h2h)
- 10 of the last 13 games had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last ten wins belonged to the team that hosted the tie.
- The last four matches saw three home wins and a draw.
- Five of the last six fixtures had goals at either end of the pitch.
FK Akhmat vs Ural Prediction
Either side desperately needs the win. Ural is just a single spot above the relegation line, and with three consecutive losses in the recent weeks, they are in danger of being pushed below the safety line. They will definitely not go for the safe option and play for a draw. Coming to Akhmat, they perform better at home than their away ties, and needs a good result this Monday to keep on with their assault to get to the European spots, which is currently six points away. They too will surely be looking for the win.
Since the objectives of either side are clear, it’s a given that we will see an attacking set of 90 minutes. And also, 10 of the last 13 h2h encounters, and five of the last six at this venue saw goals from both teams. Due to these reasons, we feel BTTS is the top pick for this tie.
With the home advantage, and Ural’s last three league games resulting in losses, the hosts hold the upper hand. Moreover, the majority of their face-to-face meetings (7 of the last 10) were won by the team at home. As a result, Akhmat should be able to withstand the pressure and dole out a narrow win.
FK Akhmat vs Ural Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.25 (5/4)
Draw No Bet: FK Akhmat @ 1.40 (2/5).