PFC Sochi vs FC Orenburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi).
The Premier League debutants have found life to be tough in the top flight. And now, with FC Orenburg showing promise in their recent trips on the road, another defeat is certainly looming large for PFC Sochi this Sunday.
PFC Sochi vs Orenburg Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous meeting was the reverse fixture of this matchup which ended in a 1-1 draw.
PFC Sochi vs Orenburg Prediction
PFC Sochi managed to bring about a change in fortune last week on the road by forcing Ufa to share the spoils with them. The hosts were in control for the most part of the game though, with an early goal through Dmitri Poloz. They would have come away with all three points as well, had it not been for a late equalizer from Andres Vombergar.
Nevertheless, with just one point garnered from their last four games on the trot, the home side are stuck to the bottom of the ladder.
On the other hand, FC Orenburg are on a miserable streak of their own. The visitors have not had a taste of success in any of their previous two matchups, the most recent of which saw them admit defeat to Akhmat Grozny at home. Be that as it may, the away side are still sporting a five-point cushion over their counterparts for the weekend.
Additionally, Orenburg have not been at the losing end in any of their past four outings in the first division. Impressively, they have also secured ten points from a possible twelve in the process.
Meanwhile, PFC Sochi have lost all of their past three clashes at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. Hence, the favorites to come out on top in this one would have to be FC Orenburg.
However, the visiting contingent have dropped points in five of their previous eight trips on the road. Taking into account that their previous h2h meeting was also a tie, the safest punt would be backing a double chance.
Furthermore, it goes without saying that PFC Sochi have hardly been a threat in the final third. They have just five goals to their name on home soil as of now. The visiting contingent have not scored more than two goals in each of their outings this season as well.
With their previous h2h encounter also turning into a low scoring affair, count on not more than a goal or two at the most on the final scorecards this weekend.
PFC Sochi vs Orenburg Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or FC Orenburg @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).