Krasnodar vs Tosno
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion FK Krasnodar.
Krasnodar are off to the best possible kick off to their new Premier League campaign as they picked up points from a tough away fixture beating Rubin Kazan’ 1-2 on the road last Sunday.
Byki should not have any problems backing it up in the second round when they are about to take on the league’s newcomers Tosno at their Stadion FK Krasnodar.
Igor Shalimov’s side looked super solid at the back during their pre-season schedule.
The team won four and drew three of their seven friendlies, but they allowed only two goals in four strong tests against the likes of Copenhagen, Maribor, Slavia Prague and CSKA Moscow.
Colombian midfielder Ricardo Laborde, who failed to score a single goal in last year’s 13 appearances for Krasnodar, opened the new season with a brace being the main responsible for the team’s victorious kick off.
The visitors unfortunately failed to find the target in their debut in the elite class of the Russian football.
Tosno (who became the second team from St Petersburg in the top flight) are likely going to have hard time trying to save the Premier League status in this season.
Dmytro Parfenov’s men have been far from impressive in pre-season friendlies and they dropped points to Ufa on the home ground in their season opener.
Krasnodar vs Tosno: Head to head
Krasnodar took a convincing 3-0 win in the lone previous head to head encounter between the two sides.
It happened in March 2014 when Ari, Mamaev and Wanderson notched goals in a demolishing win in Russian Cup.
Krasnodar vs Tosno: Prediction
It should be a pretty straightforward affair for the hosts who will likely keep their net untouched against a modest Tosno side.
Krasnodar vs Tosno: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Krasnodar to win to nil at the odds of 5/6.
The alternative bet is Krasnodar -1.5 handicap at 11/10.