Rubin Kazan vs Krylya Sovetov
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).
Krylya Sovetov confounded their pre-season ambitions with a solid start on the return to the elite class football. However, they’ve run into quite a big stumbling block of late as the visitors conceded seven goals without response in back-to-back defeats to Arsenal Tula and Krasnodar. Will they be able to rebound from such a poor streak on Monday when Andrei Tikhonov’s men are to tackle Rubin Kazan in the last match of the round at Kazan Arena?
The hosts lost just one of eight games so far in the season, but they only sit eighth in the league ladder. The reason can be found in the number of draws. Volzhane shared spoils on as many as five occasions so far in the season. They drew in four of last five Premier League outings.
Rubin Kazan vs Krylya Sovetov: Head-to-head
The Russian Cup draw joined these two sides together in the last 16 round in the 2017/18 campaign.
Krylya Sovetov stunned Rubin 1-2 on the road even though they featured the lower-division football back then.
Overall, Rubin were much more successful in the history of H2H matches between the two sides.
Volzhane won 13, drew 8 and lost only 5 of 26 encounters against Perya.
Rubin Kazan vs Krylya Sovetov: Prediction
Krylya Sovetob have really been on a poor run of results of late. They lost for of last five league matches without scoring at all in these defeats. Given they also have a poor away record in H2H games against Volzhane (10 defeats, 2 draws and 2 wins in 14 ties), we don’t need to think much about backing the home win as a banker at 1.57.
Rubin should be able to keep things quiet at the back against such a struggling opposition here. The hosts shipped just three goals in four home games so far even though their schedule has by no means been easy (clashes against the likes of Krasnodar, Zenit, CSKA Moscow and Yenisey).
Rubin Kazan vs Krylya Sovetov: Bet Tips
Rubin Kazan to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Rubin Kazan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80 (4/5).