Khimki vs Rotor Volgograd
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Arena Khimki.
Both these teams have had made it to the top flight just this season, and are officially the newest additions of this league. And as expected, they are struggling to find footing here. With a 100% winless record so far, both these squads are placed dead-last in the table as of now.
It goes without saying that this campaign will be a tough ordeal for the teams in question, and possibly the only wins they could hope for, would be against each other.
On that regards, this is an important match-up for the Blue-cyan, as well as the Red-Blacks.
We can count on them to give their everything on the pitch for the win, and goals are anticipated from both sides.
However, considering that Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s men were the champions of the Russian Football National League the last season, and that they also have a good h2h record over this opponent in the last three years – it’s expected that Rotor Volgograd have the edge this weekend.
Khimki vs Rotor Volgograd: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, the Blue-cyan had recorded a 0-2 win on the road.
- They are also unbeaten against this rival since 2017.
- In fact, in the past decade, they have lost just thrice against this foe.
- Only twice have the hosts kept clean sheets at this stadium.
Khimki vs Rotor Volgograd: Prediction
Khatskevich’s men are the reigning champions of the FNL, from where both these teams were inducted into the Premier League. They also are unbeaten against opponent since 2017, and have a good h2h record against them recently – both at home and on the road.
On top of that, Dmitri Gunko’s men have a 100% losing record at home this season, whereas their counterparts have a comparatively better record on the road.
For the reasons, expect the guests Rotor Volgograd to avoid a loss at the very least this weekend.
Be that as it may, understand that this is a must-win game for both teams (as they would not get many chances to secure the three points this season in this top flight), and that both teams have not been defensively secure lately.
Moreover, the Red-Blacks are at home, and they had scored the most number of goals in the FNL the last campaign. As such, expect the desperate hosts to score at least once at the Arena Khimki.
Khimki vs Rotor Volgograd: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.95 odd.
Double Chance: Rotor Volgograd or Draw @ 1.60 odd.