FK Rostov vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena (Rostov).
FK Rostov admitted to their first defeat of the season last week when they locked horns with Ufa on the road. The hosts failed to find the back of the net for the first time in their campaign as well and were at the receiving end of two unanswered goals by the end of the ninety minutes.
Kazan, on the other hand, had a change in fortune in their previous matchup which saw them come out on top against Arsenal Tula at home. The victory brought their two-match losing streak to a halt and is only their third in the league so far.
However, the visitors have been a nervous bunch in their trips on the road, and have just one win to boast of from their last three outings.
Rostov vs Rubin Kazan Head to head (h2h)
- Two out of their previous five meetings have seen FK Rostov clinch the win.
- Both teams have failed to find the back of the net just once in their last six clashes.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 in favor of FK Rostov.
- Kazan have not kept a clean sheet against Rostov in their previous three matchups.
Rostov vs Rubin Kazan Prediction
The home team may have stumbled in their most recent clash, but to their defense, the squad were away from the comforts of their home in that one.
The hosts have been a tough side to take down on home soil and are unbeaten in their last four games here. Their counterparts have been far from being at their best in their trips on the road and have just one win to boast of from their last ten outings.
Moreover, Kazan have not been faring well in their visits to the Rostov Arena and have got the better of their foes just once in their previous four trips to this venue. With home advantage back in the equation for Rostov, a second straight defeat on the road for Kazan is certainly forthcoming.
Rostov have found the back of the net ten times so far, five of which came from their fixtures at home. Taking into account that four of those five have also come in the first forty-five minutes of the game, expect Rostov to breach the visitors before the teams head for the break.
Rostov vs Rubin Kazan Betting tips
Full time result: FK Rostov @ 1.80 (4/5)
FK Rostov to score in first half @ 2.00 (1/1).