Rostov vs Ufa
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Rostov Arena (Rostov-na-Donu).
One of the closing matches of the Saturdays action in the Russian Premier League is going to be contested between Rostov and Ufa.
The hosts are enjoying a very good start of the campaign as they are sitting on the 2nd place. However, two draws in a row kept them away from Zenit as the team from Sankt Petersburg is five points ahead of them.
Ragnar Sigurdsson and the lads are one of the tightest teams in the competition as they allowed just three goals. Rostov haven’t been defeated in four matches in a row and home fans are hoping that their team can continue that streak. Home side has been putting pretty confident performances when playing in front of the home crowd.
Ufa had the most successful season last time as they managed to secure their place in the Europa League qualifiers. However, they were stopped by rangers in the latest round of the qualifiers, while they are also performing pretty bad in the domestic championship.
After opening the campaign with four points from two matches, the visitors tied five straight defeats. Sergey Tomarov’s side has severe troubles in finding the back of the oppositions’ net, while their defensive work has been very bad. Ufa need to improve urgently as now they can fully focus on the Premier League challenges.
Rostov vs Ufa: Head-to-head
Rostov have been much more successful in their head to head clashes as they’ve never lost to their opponents in eight head to head clashes played so far. They are enjoying a run of three victories against their rivals, while their matches haven’t been too efficient.
Rostov vs Ufa: Prediction
Home side is in much better momentum and they should take advantage of the opposition’s bad form to book another valuable three points. Rostov should celebrate a victory in this one and shouldn’t let their rivals to surprise them.
The hosts are playing very tight in the back and their defence is rock solid. On the other hand, Ufa are not producing too many goals and they’ve scored just once at away grounds this season. Therefore, in this one we might see Rostov keeping the clean sheet.
Rostov vs Ufa: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.70 (7/10)
BTTS No @ 1.45 (4/9).