Rubin Kazan vs Krasnodar
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 15:30 UK/ 16:30 CET
Venue: Kazan’ Arena.
Krasnodar will enter the new season with high expectations having kept the core of the last year’s team signing RB Salzburg’s right winger Wanderson at the same time.
They are set to open the new Premier League campaign this Sunday against Rubin Kazan’ in one of the most interesting clashes of the round.
The hosts will come into the game after suffering a demolishing 0-4 defeat to Arminia Bielefeld in the last pre-season test.
The most significant change between the two seasons includes the return of their long-term manager Kurban Berdyev who became a synonym for Rubin having led them for more than 12 years before leaving the team in December 2013.
The visitors have been much more successful in pre-season friendlies as they won four and drew two of their tests.
Igor Shalimov has sky-high expectations in both Premier League and Europa League.
The last test saw the team playing a 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow on the road last Sunday.
Rubin Kazan vs Krasnodar: Head to head
Krasnodar have been one of the trickiest rivals for Rubin Kazan’ who only managed to claim two wins in 12 matches.
The visitors won seven of last eight H2H encounters with Rubin having kept clean sheets in both of their meetings in the last term.
Rubin Kazan vs Krasnodar: Prediction
The value has to be with Krasnodar who have a much better head to head record and who showed much better displays in pre-season friendlies.
Krasnodar not to lose the match seems to be the bet you can’t go wrong with, while the braver punters can search the value in backing Shalimov’s side to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 9/4.
Rubin Kazan vs Krasnodar: Bet Tips
The first bet is Krasnodar or Draw double chance at the odds of 4/6.
The second bet will be Krasnodar to keep a clean sheet at 9/4.