Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula
Russia Premier League
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).
Despite showing a flair for three weeks in a row, Rubin Kazan have started to head south in the table with back to back losses. The hosts have lost their last two games in a row, one at home and the other away, by no less than a one-goal margin.
Arsenal Tula, on the other hand, have turned things around after getting off to a dismal start and have been tasting success for two games in a running. The squad’s last clash at home saw them edge it past Ufa with a narrow 1-0 win.
However, the visitors have picked up just one victory from their clashes on the road, and that too against the struggling debutants FC Tambov. Although they have been enjoying a positive run of form for the past two weeks, that alone is not going to cut it when they square up against Rubin Kazan who will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing losing streak.
Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have previously locked horns with each other eight times.
- Arsenal Tula have registered just one win against this opponent so far.
- Their last encounter finished in a stalemate.
- Arsenal Tula have kept four clean sheets, while Kazan have kept one more.
Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula Prediction
Kazan have lost just once on home soil in their new campaign, while their only other matchup here, which was against Akhmat Grozny, saw them come out on top with a 1-0 scoreline. In comparison, Arsenal Tula are faring much better in their trips on the road and have been emerging victorious in their last two outings.
It needs to be said though, that their previous two away games where against Samara and Tambov, both of whom are currently stranded in the bottom tier of the table. Rubin Kazan are without a doubt a much tougher side to take down. Additionally, Arsenal Tula have never beaten Kazan in their previous visits here and have succumbed to a defeat thrice as well.
Given the aforementioned and the home advantage that Kazan will be enjoying, it looks more than likely that the hosts will be bringing Arsenal Tula’s winning streak to a halt this weekend.
Out of their all-time meetings, a high scoring clash has occurred just twice. Also, three of their last four head to head games here featured less than 2.5 goals on the scorecards. With neither racking up the goals tally in their last two games as well, a low scoring clash is definitely in the reckoning.
Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula Betting tips
Full-time Result: Rubin Kazan @ 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).