Khimki vs Akhmat
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 August 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Arena Khimki.
The Wolves showed phenomenal fighting spirit in avoiding the relegation zone the last season, and are well-versed with the intensity and challenges of the top flight. Likely, they have made a promising start to their new campaign as well.
They have lost just once so far this season, and it had come against the Spartak Moscow, one of the good teams in the competition.
Meanwhile, the Red-Blacks have just been promoted to the Premier League, and are still struggling to come to terms with their new environment. They are still searching for their first win this campaign, and are placed in the bottom-most tier of the table at the moment.
On top of that, Andrei Talalayev’s men also have an impressive h2h record against this rival. As such, expect Akhmat to post a win this weekend.
Khimki vs Akhmat: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Wolves have a 100% winning record against this rival in league fixtures.
- They have scored two or more goals in all meetings since 2009.
- It’s been 14 years since they have lost against this foe.
- The guests have a 100% winning record at this stadium since 2008.
- In the last 12 years, the hosts have scored a total of just one goal here.
Khimki vs Akhmat: Prediction
Aleksandr Zaytsev’s men are massively inexperienced in this top flight, and they are finding it hard to adjust with their new reality. In fact, disregarding their draw against Sochi (one of the weaker teams in the league), they have a 100% losing record.
The fact that they have just been promoted is acting furiously counterproductive for them.
Meanwhile, the Wolves have a 100% unbeaten record this campaign except for their match-up against Spartak Moscow.
On top of that, and importantly, they have a great h2h record against this rival over the years. In fact, they have a 100% winning record against them in league games, and are unbeaten against them in all competitions in the last 14 years.
Taking into account all these stats, expect the experienced Akhmat to emerge victorious this weekend.
Khimki vs Akhmat: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Akhmat or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Akhmat to Win Either Half @ 1.80 (4/5).