Rubin Kazan vs Ural
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK 18:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).
Rubin Kazan picked up their third win of the season on Monday when they saw off Krylya Sovetov 2-1 at home. Even though Perya were struggling badly before the Monday’s affair t Kazan Arena, Rubin struggled to make the difference all up until the 94th minute when their star man Sardar Azmoun notched the match-winner.
Iranian forward delivered a beautiful assist for the opener from Vyacheslav Podberezkin midway through the first half, while Maskim Kanunnikov brought Krylya Soveton back on level terms right after the interval.
We can thus hardly say it was an impressive showing or Rubin who just don’t seem to have consistency for challenging positions leading to European competitions next term. Volzhane did lose just one of nine games so far, but they drew as many as five which is only good enough for the sixth place in the league ladder at the moment.
Rubin Kazan vs Ural: Head-to-head
Rubin have a positive head to head record against Ural.
Volzhane won 7, drew just 1 and lost 4 of 12 matches against Ural.
Uraltsy, however, took four points from two H2H games with Rubin in the previous term of the Premier League.
Just one of last four H2H encounters saw three or more goals scored.
Rubin Kazan vs Ural: Prediction
Ural climbed up to 8th in the standings after back-to-back league wins over Yenisey and Arsenal Tula. Dmytro Parfenov’s men took advantage of the easier schedule to cancel the poor kick off to the campaign.
The visitors will thus come into this high on confidence aiming to keep such fine spell of form going and stay undefeated against Volzhane.
Ural, however, tend to concede loads. They allowed 16 goals in 9 games so far, which is by far the weakest defensive record in the entire league. It will be the music to the ears of Sardar Azmoun & company and we have to back the home win at 1.72 in spite of Rubin’s lack of consistency so far in the season.
Rubin Kazan vs Ural: Bet Tips
Rubin Kazan to win @ 1.72 (8/11)
Sardar Azmoun to score anytime @ 2.50 (6/4).