FC Orenburg vs PFC Sochi
Russia- Premier League
Date: Friday, 16 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Gazovik Stadium (Orenburg).
FC Orenburg will be taking on fellow bottom tier side PFC Sochi this week, both of whom are the only two sides in the league that are yet to secure a win.
The hosts came close to picking up the three points in their previous fixture at home against Tambov though, which ultimately saw either side share the spoils with a 2-2 scoreline. The home team were down by two goals at half time in that clash, but a Fameyeh inspired comeback saw them cut the deficit.
PFC Sochi are on an embarrassing run of form, to say the least, and apart from the lack of wins, they are also on a dearth of goals. The visitors have been at the receiving end of six goals so far, and are yet to find themselves a consolation goal.
FC Orenburg vs PFC Sochi Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously squared up against each other.
FC Orenburg vs PFC Sochi Prediction
Orenburg had to wait till last week to get off the mark in the table and it needs saying that the squad certainly showed improvement in that matchup. The squad made nineteen attempts at goal in that game and came close to scoring on a total of ten occasions.
On the other hand, apart from a couple of stalemates, Sochi have nothing to brag about. The away side have been displaying lackluster performances since the start of the season, and the 0:6 goal ratio that they are sporting, is certainly a testament to that fact.
Considering that Orenburg did show signs of a resurgence at this very venue last week, it looks more than likely that they will be getting the better of the dismal Sochi side by the end of the ninety minutes.
With four of Orenburg’s last five goals coming in the latter forty-five minutes of the game, expect the hosts to find the back of the net without fail after the restart. Furthermore, since neither side have been able to rack up their goals tally in any of their fixtures building up to this tie, a low scoring clash is definitely in the reckoning.
FC Orenburg vs PFC Sochi Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5)
FC Orenburg to score in second half @ 1.80 (4/5).