Orenburg vs Anzhi
Russian Premier League
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Gazovik (Rostoshi).
Russian Premier League returns to action after the winter break with a low-profile clash between bottom-half rivals Orenburg and Anzhi on Friday afternoon at Stadion Gazovik. The hosts are bookies’ favourites (1.40 to win) because of their fine spell of form in home matches in late-October and early-November.
The team led by Vladimir Fedotov ended the year with a streak of two wins and a draw in last three home matches in the league. They did not concede a single goal in the process. Orenburg generally knew how to keep things quiet at the back in front of their fans in the first half of the season. They shipped just four goals in seven home outings so far. They did not shine at the opposite end, though, bagging just five at the same time.
Orenburg vs Anzhi: Head-to-head
Orenburg offered one of the best attacking displays of the season just against Anzhi (a 1-3 victory away in Kaspiysk).
Overall, teams have two wins apiece coming into sixth head to head encounter.
Only two of past five saw goals scored at both ends.
Orenburg vs Anzhi: Prediction
The hosts showed a fine form in the latest set of mid-season friendlies. They won two and drew one of last three games against Rubin Kazan (1-0), Spartak Moscow (1-1) and Latvian Spartaks Jurmala (6-2).
Anzhi played much weaker rivals during the winter break. They saw off Angusht and Spartak Nalchik before falling 3-0 to Armavir in the final test last weekend.
The visitors will face hard times battling it out for survival in this term of Premier League. They currently sit second from bottom with 15 points from 17 rounds. Orly struggled badly for efficiency on travels this season. Anzhi bagged only three goals in seven away matches so far.
Based on everything written above, we can hardly imagine a high-scoring contest when these two likes come across each other. Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be a banker at 1.60, while you can also back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 1.57.
Orenburg vs Anzhi: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5)
Orenburg to keep a clean sheet @ 1.57 (4/7).