Krylya Sovetov Samara vs Krasnodar
Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Samara Arena.
Russian Cup witnesses an exciting quarter final line-up in the form of Samara vs FC Krasnodar.
Sovetov Samara currently stands 13th in the Russian Premier League while Krasnodar is one of the toppers of the table, at second position.
Viktor Claesson and Ari are the top goal scorers for Krasnodar with five and four goals each. Ari has been equally good in assisting too. The visitors will be pinning their hopes on this in-form duo.
Sergei Kornilenko and Maksim Kanunnikov occupies the lead scorer spot for the hosts with two goals each. The defence of the Samara team has performed better than their attack so far in the season. Especially Taras Burlak has been setting an example with his dedication and skill on the field.
Samaran players will be low in confidence after losing their last game against Zenit St. Petersburg at home. Both the lead strikers returned with empty hands though lot of shots were fired. In the 22nd minute Leandro Parades scored the lone goal of the game and the lead was preserved till the end.
Both Ari and Viktor Claesson orchestrated a come-back away victory for Krasnodar last week against CSKA Moscow. After a goalless first half Krasnodar conceded in the 54th minute by Nikola Vlasic. The team from Moscow smelled victory and defended like crazy to get the three points. But two goals in two minutes by the dynamic duo totally annihilated the hopes of the home crowd.
Krylya Sovetov Samara vs FC Krasnodar Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last three victories in a row have been for Krasnodar when these two teams met.
- Samara has just two wins in last ten matches, three in last 15 and four in last 19.
- Krasnodar won eight out of their last 11 matches, which also included a seven-match winning streak.
- Samara has just two wins in their last nine home matches, which included a five-match winless streak.
- Krasnodar is unbeaten in eight out of last 11 away matches and eleven out of last 15. The stretch of games also included a seven-match unbeaten streak on the road.
Krylya Sovetov Samara vs FC Krasnodar Prediction
The away team come out as the favourites in this match-up. They have performed extremely well against Samara in recent pairings. They have the ability to handle pressure well. They have an excellent record on the road and they come into the game after a thrilling come-back win away from home.
Samara has the home advantage. But that’s all they can boast of in this tie. Their defence will have a hard time dealing with the exceptional talents that are Ari and Claesson.
Krasnodar is exceptionally good in scoring from set pieces as well as defending them. They like to take a lot of long shots and also prefer attacking down the wings.
Expect a win for the visitors in which goals will be scored in either halves.
Krylya Sovetov Samara vs FC Krasnodar Betting Tips
FC Krasnodar to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 2.5 ft goals @ 2.40 (7/5).