Rostov vs Orenburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK 15:30 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena (Rostov-na-Donu).
Rostov continued to shine six days ago when they stunned Spartak Moscow 0-1 on the road. The win helped them climb up to the third place in the league standings with an impressive record of five wins, three draws and a single loss in nine games so far.
Selmashi will have a nice opportunity to keep the fine form going on Saturday afternoon when they host the struggling Orenburg side at Rostov Arena. The visitors enjoyed a promising start to the season with three wins in opening four matches, but their form has seen a massive slide of late.
Vladimir Fedotov’s side will come into this winless in five straight league outings and off the back of three losses and two draws. The latest of failures happened last weekend when CSKA Moscow picked up a three-pointer from Stadion Gazovik, clinching a 0-1 victory on Friday.
Rostov vs Orenburg: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two teams.
Outfits collected a single win apiece so far.
Rostov came on top in their first meeting in July 2016 (1-0), while Orenburg clinched a 2-0 victory a year later at their Stadion Gazovik.
Rostov vs Orenburg: Prediction
Valeriy Karpin can be thrilled with his team’s rock-solid defensive line at the start of the season. Rostov have the best defensive record in the entire league with just three goals conceded in nine matches so far.
Orenburg struggled for goals lately and will come into this after netting just one in last two league ties. As none of past two H2H encounters saw goals at both ends, we have to go for the low-scoring contest and back Rostov to keep a clean sheet at the 1.83 odds.
Under 2.5 goals FT is clearly the safest of betting options and it can be backed at the odds of 1.44 here.
Rostov vs Orenburg: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9)
Rostov to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).