FC Rostov vs Ural
Russia – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena.
The Tough Guys finished fifth in the table the last season, and thus qualified for the Europa League. They have been one of the usual contenders for continental participation from the Russian Premier League for quite some time now.
Meanwhile, the Bumblebees had to settle for a low-place finish in the table in 2019-20, and are on the same path this year as well. In fact, if not for a single win this campaign, they would have had a 100% winless record.
On top of that, Valeri Karpin’s men have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent as well. By all means it seems that Rostov, who have had some tough match-ups in the past weeks (eg: Zenit), will use this opportunity to post three points on the board, and thus get their form back.
Rostov vs Ural: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Tough Guys recorded nine of the previous ten overall wins.
- In fact, they have lost just once over the course of the past two decades.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record in the last twenty years.
- The visitors have scored a single goal at this ground since 2013.
Rostov vs Ural: Prediction
Yuri Matveyev’s men were winless in seven of their previous eight fixtures, and in the process had gone through a five-game losing run.
And on the road, they have had a total of just two wins this whole year – and both had come against teams that are currently in lower leagues.
On the other hand, the Tough Guys are usually one of the top-performing teams in the PL. However, they have had to take on the likes of Zenit St. Petersburg (twice), Lokomotiv Moscow etc in quick succession in the past weeks, and that has affected their form.
For the reason, they definitely will be looking to post a win this Wednesday, and return back to form – especially because Karpin’s men have a great h2h record against this rival.
Particularly at this stadium, the hosts have simply been on another level in face-to-face fixtures over the years, and have a 100% unbeaten record as well.
As such, expect a convincing Rostov win this game week.
Rostov vs Ural: Betting Tips
Rostov to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Rostov @ 2.00 (1/1).