FC Rostov vs FC Orenburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena (Rostov).
Both these teams missed the cut-off for Europe by a whisker and especially so was the case for Orenburg. They had finished seventh in the table, while the first six were assigned the responsibility to represent Russia in the continent.
Despite the nearby positions of the two in the table, there was a huge gap between them in terms of goals. Rostov failed to return a rate of at least one goal per tie, while their counterparts scored 39 from their 30 appearances.
On the same note, the number of conceded goals needs to be mentioned though, where the former clearly employed a better defense.
One thing that stands out about the face-to-face encounters between these two is that goals have always been scarce. As a new season begins, both these squads will be determined to outdo their efforts of the last campaign, and we can expect a fierce clash.
FC Rostov vs FC Orenburg Head-to-head (h2h)
- Orenburg won the last three games.
- Except for a single clash, every other one had under 2.5 goals.
- 100% of ties at this stadium had two or fewer goals.
- Three of the last four wins went to the hosts of the day.
FC Rostov vs FC Orenburg Prediction
Orenburg was unbeaten in eight of their last ten matches and is currently on a streak of four without losses. On the road, they avoided a loss in 14 of their last 20 and won three of their last five as well. Their opposite number, meanwhile, lost four of their last seven fixtures and was winless in 11 of their last 15. At home, they went without a victory in four of their last six and lost three of these as well.
Moreover, Orenburg won the last three h2h ties in a row, and have lost only one of their encounters so far. They also had finished higher in the table last season and holds the upper hand. Still, taking the away handicap in mind, a Double Chance on them is a safe pick.
Coming to goals though, a dull affair is on the cards. Every time these two came against each other, fans have been disappointed with the return of goals. In fact, except for once, every clash had under 2.5 goals, and it was 100% at this venue. As such, do not count on more than two goals this weekend.
FC Rostov vs FC Orenburg Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
Double Chance: FC Orenburg or Draw @ 2.20 (6/5).