Rubin Kazan vs Yenisey
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).
Rubin Kazan will be hoping to end the three-draw streak on Saturday when they host Premier League debutants Yenisey in the first game of the day. The match should finally give the opportunity for Kurban Berdyev to get a three-pointer on board after a series of very tough fixtures in the last couple of weeks.
Volzhane played the likes of Dynamo Moscow, Zenit (their lone defeat of the season), Akhmat Grozny, CSKA Moscow and Rostov in last five outings. Rubin found it tough to score in these matches even though they have a deadly line-up of attackers led by Sardar Azmoun and Dmitriy Poloz. This duo still managed to combine the four-goal tally so far in spite of such hard schedule and they will no doubts be a major threat to Yenisey’s goal here.
Rubin Kazan vs Yenisey: Head-to-head
This will be the first official head to head encounter in the league between the two teams.
They met each other in Russian Cup back in 2012 when Yenisey surprisingly picked up a 2-1 victory in front of the home crowd.
Rubin Kazan vs Yenisey: Prediction
The visitors made a major success by earning the promotion into the top flight of the Russian football for the first time in their history. They certainly lack quality to stay competitive at this level, but the side led by Dmitri Alenichev will head into this in high spirits after winning four points from last two home games against Krylya Sovetov and Arsenal Tula.
Problems, however, appear on the road where Yenisey conceded five goals without scoring a single in two defeats to Akhmat Grozny and Rostov. They’ll be up against a highly-motivated and super strong opposition and we just can’t see them preventing the third straight loss on travels. The home win is a banker at 1.61, while you can also back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 1.80.
Rubin Kazan vs Yenisey: Bet Tips
Kazan to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Kazan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80 (4/5).