Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Kick off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Kazan’ Arena.
Rubin Kazan’ have had a pretty tough schedule at the start of the new Premier League campaign, but the third round of the competition will finally give them an opportunity to clinch their first points in the new season.
Rubin do not possess the depth to compete star-studded likes of Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow and Zenit as they entered the season with modest ambitions.
The most positive thing ahead of the new campaign is the return of their long-term head coach Kurban Berdyev to the bench.
The team had a shocking lead in St Petersburg against Zenit last weekend, but they failed to hold on to it losing 2-1 at the end.
The visitors will likely spend another season down in the relegation battle as they again seem to have huge troubles with the efficiency in the final third.
The team has a new manager (Montenegrin Miodrag Bozovic) who celebrated his first victory with Arsenal last weekend when the team saw off the league’s newcomers SKA Khabarovsk 1-0 on the home ground.
Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula: Head to head
Interestingly, none of four previous head to head encounters between the two sides produced more than a single goal as home teams snatched three wins with the same 1-0 scoreline.
This is just exactly the scenario we expect to witness this time around as we doubt the visitors will be able to score their first goal in Kazan’.
Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula: Prediction
One should not have to be the smartest man in the world to conclude that this is a firm Under.
Arsenal will park the bus as try and keep it goalless for as long as possible and we can only see two possible scenarios including the scores of 0-0 and 1-0.
Rubin Kazan vs Arsenal Tula: Bet Tips
The Under 2.5 goals FT is a banker bet at the odds of 8/15.
Rubin Kazan’ to keep a clean sheet is paid at 4/5.