PFC Sochi vs FC Rostov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/19:00 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi).
When PFC Sochi hosts FC Rostov for the first time in the league after getting promoted this season, expect both sides to see the back of the net in ninety minutes.
PFC Sochi vs FC Rostov Match preview
Sochi is on a three-game winning streak in the league, following a 2-0 win at home against Krasnodar in their prior encounter.
Significantly, all three wins were at home and the host will boot up for their fourth consecutive match at their turf. And at home, the Leopards have conceded only one goal in the recent three attempts showing powerful defense in the making.
Having 14 points more than the host will aid for FC Rostov to contradict their 1-3 loss at home against Lokomotiv Moscow last time out.
It was their only loss within the last five matches in the campaign. And on the road, the Selmashi has exhibited a mixed form that may work against the promoted side. Since they have been unbeaten in the last two road trips, it will not drastically affect their form in the game.
The visitor has more probability to win in the clash given they can use their top tier league experience over the host despite their minor hiccups recently.
PFC Sochi vs FC Rostov Head-to-head (h2h)
Their lone encounter in 2019 ended in a 2-0 home win for Rostov.
PFC Sochi vs FC Rostov Prediction
In the reverse fixture this season, Eremenko scored a brace to confirm the victory against Sochi in their maiden meeting. Since the Leopards are hosting this time, we can expect them to at the least score a goal, and their excellent form at home recently also supports that chance.
Even though Sochi came close to getting half the ball possession in that game, Rostov outnumbered them in the attacking stats such as shots on target and corner kicks. The promoted side will thus have a bigger fish to fry at Fisht Olympic Stadium to keep their winning streak intact.
The double chance will be the best bet for the punters to yield decent returns from the clash when it is favoring Rostov at 1.40 odds. The tip for BTTS with 1.80 will also be a suitable option in the game.
PFC Sochi vs FC Rostov Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or FC Rostov @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).