Sovetov Samara vs FC Krasnodar
Russia – Premier League
Date: Monday, 24 September 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Samara Arena (Samara)
Krasnodar travel to Samara Arena on Monday afternoon looking to impress against struggling Krylya Sovetov and snatch important points building on a three-game winning streak seen since early September. They’ve been rock-solid defensively and Murad Musaev will hope they can take confidence from it too!
Bulls have beaten Lokomotiv Moskva in a narrow clash in front of the home crowd and kept two clean sheets on the road after it, as they snatched points at Anzhi and Akhisarspor in Europa League. They now sit just a point behind both 3rd placed Spartak Moskva and 2nd placed Rostov and will surely be very motivated to challenge the rivals as soon as this week.
Sovetov Samara have proven themselves a tough side to beat at this ground on some occasions but they have struggled for points and we’ve seen them suffer three losses in their last four outings. It’s thus difficult to see the 1-0 win over rock-bottomed Anzhi along the way much of a boost to their confidence and we don’t see them building on it!
Sovetov Samara vs Krasnodar: Head-to-head
The sides have last met in 2016 and shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Stadion FK Krasnodar.
Sovetov Samara haven’t bagged a win over Krasnodar since 2014 and their Cup clash.
Krasnodar have earned two wins and two draws since then and now look set to build on the records.
Sovetov Samara vs Krasnodar: Prediction
We will now back Krasnodar to build on such records and snatch all three points at Samara Arena once again, going for an Away win at 2.10. They’ve impressed at the back defensively and the home side could have their hands full as they try to break them down.
Bulls have kept two clean sheets in their last two outings and Murad Musaev has obviously found their best shape at the back. With that in mind, we’ll now also back the visitors to keep a clean sheet on the day and go for it at 2.20 – which has caught a lot of attention with those in the know as well.
Sovetov Samara vs Krasnodar: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Krasnodar to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).