FC Rostov vs FK Akhmat
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Rostov Arena (Rostov-na-Donu).
Rostov have had troubles picking up their team spirits through the pre-season and they host FK Akhmat for their Matchday 1 Premier League clash looking to return to the winning ways after a four-game winless streak – where they earned draws against Radnički Nis and Trencin but suffered losses to both Slavia Praha and Hajduk Split more recently.
They’re now in for another tough challenge, though, as Akhmat come into the clash after showing off their character recently and on the back of a 0-1 win over Turkish rivals Istanbul Basaksehir. They haven’t been able to retain consistency but we do feel Igor Ledyakhov’s men are in a better shape at this point.
Wolves have been tough defensively and we’ve also seen them pick it up on the road late last term, which should have them very motivated ahead of the trip to Rostov Arena too. They’ve conceded just two goals in last three outings despite a tough schedule and we are sure the visitors will now want to build on such a streak.
FC Rostov vs FK Akhmat: Head-to-head
- Akhmat have bagged four wins and a draw in the last five head-to-head clashes against Rostov.
- We’ve come to get used to very narrow clashes with few goals between the sides recently.
- We’ve seen just four goals in the last four matchups, including a 0-2 win Akhmat snatched on their last trip here in March 2018.
FC Rostov vs FK Akhmat: Prediction
We will now back the visitors to build on such records but snatch a point this time around, as we stick our necks out for a Draw at 3.00. We have seen both sides struggle for consistency but we do feel Akhmat are in better shape at this point.
Nonetheless, we do expect them to have to find the net to hold off the home side, as we also back a Yes on Both teams to score, which comes at 2.20 and could prove a great value as well – especially for those keeping faith the sides will share spoils here.
FC Rostov vs FK Akhmat: Bet Tips
- Draw @ 3.00
- Both teams to score YES @ 2.20