Orenburg vs Arsenal Tula
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Gazovik (Rostoshi).
Both Orenburg and Arsenal Tula enjoyed overwhelming campaigns in this term of the Premier League. They both sit in the top half of the standings coming into their 26th round clash on Monday afternoon at Stadion Gazovik.
The visitors head into the match higher on confidence following a marvellous 3-0 victory over Spartak Moscow on Thursday. The win saw them overtake Orenburg in 6th place of the league ladder as Canoneers are now three points above their Monday counterparts.
Arsenal Tula thus bagged five goals in back-to-back league wins over Ufa and Spartak Moscow. They are undefeated in past eight league outings. The rock-solid defensive line was the key to Igor Cherevchenko’s men success as the Tula side allowed only one goal in last eight Premier League matches. Can they keep such an amazing form going here against top-half opponents?
Orenburg vs Arsenal Tula: Head-to-head
The hosts won four, drew four and lost just two of ten meetings with Arsenal Tula over the course of history.
Teams played each other just recently in two legs of the Russian Cup quarter-final.
Arsenal Tula advanced 5-3 on aggregate thanks to a 2-4 away win in the first match at Stadion Gazovik.
Teams shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they locked horns in the first half of the season in late-October last year at Stadion Arsenal.
Orenburg vs Arsenal Tula: Prediction
Orenburg’s winning streak came to an end in mid-week when they shockingly fell 2-1 away at rock-bottomed Yenisey. Vladimir Fedotov’s troops generally played much better in front of the home crowd throughout the season, but we have to say they’ve had some unexpected slip-ups there as well. They lost 0-1 to Anzhi and 1-3 to Akhmat Grozny on the home patch this year.
Knowing about Arsenal’s superb form coming into this tie, we have to fancy the 1.57 odds offered for Canoneers to leave Stadion Gazovik unbeaten. Under 2.5 goals FT should be a safe bet at 1.61 in spite of high-scoring head to head encounters.
Orenburg vs Arsenal Tula: Bet Tips
Draw or Arsenal Tula @ 1.57 (4/7)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).