Krasnodar vs Akhmat Grozny
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion FK Krasnodar (Krasnodar).
Krasnodar will be hoping to return on the winning ways as Russian Premier League gest back in action from the international break. The Bulls ended the magnificent seven-win streak by falling 2-1 to table-toppers Zenit in the previous round. They still, however, sit sky-high second after a super strong start to the new season. Can they keep the pressure on Zenit with a three-pointer on Sunday evening when they take on Akhmat Grozny?
The visitors are the 9th-placed team after 10 rounds, but they’ve really been struggling to get points on the board on travels this term. The Wolves lost four of five away matches so far in the season and conceding two or more goals in three of last four away fixtures. Interestingly, their lone win on the road came against the likes of Spartak Moscow (1-2) in mid-September.
Krasnodar vs Akhmat Grozny: Head-to-head
Krasnodar earned the domestic double over Akhmat via two separate 3-2 wins in the previous term of the Premier League.
They generally lead the head to head tie by six victories ahead of 18th meeting with the Wolves.
Three or more goals were seen in each of last four head to head outings.
Krasnodar won 6 of 9 home matches against Akhmat.
Krasnodar vs Akhmat Grozny: Prediction
Krasnodar were really thriving in the final third so far in the season. They notched two or more goals in six of last eight games in all competitions. The thread includes an impressive 2-1 win over La Liga leaders Sevilla in the second round of Europa League.
The head coach Murad Musaev has a wide range of attacking options up front. Viktor Claesson, Ari, Wamberto and Pavel Mamaev all bagged at least three goals so far in the season.
Knowing that Akhmat were generally fairly easy to break down on the road recently, we can hardly ignore the home win pick at the 1.66 odds here.
Krasnodar vs Akhmat Grozny: Bet Tips
Krasnodar to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
Krasnodar Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).