PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019
Kick-off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi).
PFC Sochi have been branded as the worst home-team in the cluster. At the same time, Rubin Kazan have been handed the tag for being the weakest away-side in the same.
With their maiden encounter, at the start of the campaign, ending in a one-sided scoreline in favor of PFC Sochi, it certainly goes without saying that Rubin Kazan have their work cut out for them come Sunday.
PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous meeting was the reverse fixture of this matchup which PFC Sochi won 3-0.
PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Prediction
PFC Sochi picked up a point for the first time in four games after they played out a 1-1 draw against Ufa on the road. The hosts were much the better side though in that latter matchup, and took an initial lead through Dmitri Poloz close to the half-hour mark.
However, despite maintaining that advantage for the majority of that clash, a late equalizer from Andres Vombergar ensured their counterparts a share of the spoils. With just fourteen points to their name, the home side have been consigned to the bottom of the cluster.
On the other hand, Rubin Kazan have not been faring any better in their respective campaign. Their last clash on the road saw them hold Akhmat Grozny to a 1-1 scorecard. Prior to which, they were at the losing end of a 2-1 scoreline against Zenit at home.
The visiting contingent have hardly been a force to reckon with in their outings so far as well. They have garnered just seven points from a possible twenty-seven.
Taking into account that the hosts also slotted three unanswered goals past them in their last meeting, Rubin Kazan’s chances of coming away with the win are certainly looking bleak.
Be that as it may, the guests have been adamant in their past three outings. And have salvaged a point in each as well. Considering that PFC Sochi have not come out on top in any of their last three games at home, the safest punt would be backing a Draw No Bet.
Furthermore, Rubin Kazan have not found the back of the net in half of their previous eight trips on the road in the league. Meanwhile, six of the last eight games at Fisht Olympic Stadium have been low scoring affairs with fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
As such, count on no more than a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards in this one.
PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Betting tips
Draw no bet: PFC Sochi @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).