Sovetov Samara vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 12th April 2019
Kick-off at 16.30 UK/ 17.30 CET
Venue: Samara Arena (Samara).
The Russian Premier League has been giving new meaning to competition, as with just eight games remaining, the last European spot, and the first relegation position is separated by a mere 12 points. Samara is on the relegation line, with 24 points so far, while their closest competitor Dynamo Moscow is just below them, in the zone, with the same 24 points.
Samara needs to take advantage of their form at home, to rectify this tense situation. They are taking on Kazan, who was winless in 13 of their last 15 games and is going through one of the worst phases of their season. They do have a six-point lead over Sovetov, but the team is on the road, where they have posted just a single official win all season.
Sovetov Samara vs Rubin Kazan Head-to-head (h2h)
- Teams at home registered six of the last eight wins.
- Kazan returned just a single goal from their last three visits to this stadium.
- Since 2010, only once has Kazan won at this venue.
- Samara found the back of the net in the last two games.
Sovetov Samara vs Rubin Kazan Prediction
Kazan has a glaring weakness in their arsenal, and that is their inability to record wins on the road. It has been so extent, that this season, all they could manage was a single victory away from a home. Just the last match-day, they were held to a draw on the road by the worst team in the league, Yenisey. After that, they are taking on a Samara, who won seven of their last nine home ties and was unbeaten in eight.
Also, keep in mind that the team found the back of the net in nine of their last eleven home fixtures, and did so twice or more in four of their last six attempts.
Going on, Samara needs this win to eliminate the relegation threat they are currently facing. They are on the cut-off line, with the same number of points as the squad below. The setting is in Samara’s favor though.
Dynamo Moscow is pitted against Krasnodar in their next fixture, and if Sovetov can convert their home advantage to three points, they can bid goodbye, at least for now, to the exit fears.
Count on Samara to get on top of things right away, against Kazan, who is notoriously bad away from home.
Sovetov Samara vs Rubin Kazan Betting Tips
Sovetov Samara to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.83 (5/6).