Rubin Kazan vs Anzhi
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 20 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).
Rubin Kazan and Anzhi Makhachkala are set to close Matchday No 29 on Monday evening at Kazan Arena. It should be an entirely one-sided contest from the very get go given Anzhi’s dreadful spell of form in the second half of the season. Orly began the year with a surprising 0-1 victory away at Orenburg in March, but they went on to lose eight and draw two of following ten matches. Such a devastating run sent Magomed Aliev’s men to the second division of Russian football.
The visitors lost all hopes last Friday when they fell 0-1 at home to Arsenal Tula. They are now six points shy of Ufa (who hold the relegation play-offs spot) and a negative head to head record. With two matches left to play, it’s game over for Aliev and his troops. It will be very hard for the visitors to find the motivation coming into this fixture with Rubin Kazan who are unbeaten in three successive league affairs on the home patch.
Rubin Kazan vs Anzhi: Head-to-head
Teams have seven wins apiece heading into their 18th meeting.
Rubin Kazan are undefeated in last four clashes against Orly (two wins and two draws along the way).
Each of last two H2H ties ended with the same 1-1 scoreline, including this term’s clash in late-November last year.
Rubin Kazan vs Anzhi: Prediction
Anzhi scored league low 5 goals in 14 away matches (5-25 goal difference). They lost four on the spin away from home conceding as many as 15 goals and scoring just one in response along the way. Rubin have been a tough nut to crack in their own backyard for most teams in the competition.
Volzhane have a fine home record of 6 wins, 6 draws and 2 defeats in 14 games. They allowed just one goal in past three home outings in the league. Rubin to keep a clean sheet is thus the main betting option at 1.40 odds, while you can alternatively back the hosts to win by at least two goals difference at 1.65 odds.
Rubin Kazan vs Anzhi: Bet Tips
Rubin Kazan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.40 (2/5)
Rubin Kazan to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.65 (13/20).