FC Ufa vs Anzhi Makhachkala
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 6th August 2018
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 UK
Venue: Neftyanik Stadium (Ufa).
The matchday 2 of the 2018/19 Premier League season presents Ufa with a familiar opponent Anzhi Makhachkala, a tight clash on the cards with visitors starting their campaign with an away win 7 days ago.
Ufa started the season on song with a goal-less draw against defending champions Lokomotiv Moscow.
The confident start was carried on over the midweek in the 1-1 draw at Domzale which took the Gorozhane to the third round of Europa League in the debut campaign.
Anzhi had to go through relegation play-offs last season after finishing 14th in the 16 team table.
The team started the new season with fresh hopes and a new head-coach and cannot complaint how it went in the first outing after a 1-0 win away at Ural.
Ufa vs Anzhi Makhachkala Head-to-head
The teams met 6 times in the Premier League since Ufa’s promotion to top tier in 2015.
Ufa lead the h2h with 4 wins while drew and lost 1 each.
Anzhi’s lone win came last week at their own backyard by 1-0 margin.
The corresponding league fixture of last season resulted in a 3-2 Ufa win.
Also, the 5 goal-thriller at Neftyanik Stadium is their only h2h meeting that saw both teams scoring as well as over 2.5 goals.
Ufa had won at the four competitive meetings against Anzhi at home far, 3 in the league and 1 in a domestic cup game.
Ufa vs Anzhi Makhachkala Prediction
Coming to the prediction, we believe Ufa have a strong chance to bag their first win of the season on Monday.
The team managed by Sergei Tomarov likes to sit back patiently and strike teams on the break. Over the seasons, they are the one of the toughest to break down in the league.
Thus, goals will be at a premium here, also considering Anzhi will be on the cautious mood as well prompt by their poor h2h record against their Monday’s hosts.
Ufa vs Anzhi Makhachkala Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.60
Ufa to win at 1.69
Correct Score: 1-0 home win at 5.25.