PFC Sochi vs Ural
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 30 August 2020
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi)
The home team was lucky enough to stay at the top for one more season. They ended up 12th last year and after just five games they are third at present. They are one of the few teams that have been unbeaten so far. So they will be happy to play Ural at home on Sunday. Currently, they have a three-match winning streak going on of which the latest was against Tambov.
Ural has only one win in this campaign so far. They have two defeats and two draws from the five games. The only match they won was at home against Krasnodar. But they have been inconsistent even though they defeated the second runners up of last season.
Sochi vs Ural: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides have a win each in their two previous meetings across all venues.
- In the only head to head game at this ground the home team won.
- Sochi has never failed to score against this opposition.
Sochi vs Ural: Prediction
One can argue that the home team has not faced tougher opponents this season, but for a team that was not in top ten last year, they have done well. Based on their form so far, this match would be easy for them especially because they are playing in front of their home crowd. In the last head to head fixture at this ground, the hosts won by a final score of 2-0. Also, they have not lost in any home game since early March 2020.
Even though the Blue Whites are on an unbeaten run, they have issues in defense like many teams in the league. They have given away goals in five recent home fixtures. So I think Ural will get some chances and they may convert some of them as they did against Rubin Kazan and Ufa in recent weeks. So I am backing the home side to win with goals at both ends of the field.
Sochi vs Ural: Betting Tips
Sochi to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.95 (10/11).