FC Ufa vs FC Rostov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23 August 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Neftyanik Stadium (Ufa).
After the 0-3 loss at home against Krasnodar in the opening match, FC Ufa has been unbeaten in the last two fixtures in the campaign this season.
With the host struggling to find the points in the league, the home ground advantage will be a hard concept to factor in for the encounter. Their previous encounter was at home and they shared the spoils with Spartak Moscow with a 1-1 draw.
FC Rostov, on the other hand, couldn’t carry on their win from the opening match into the season. They are on a two-game losing streak in the campaign, following a 2-0 loss on the road against Dynamo Moscow last time out in the schedule.
It is hard to judge whether Valeri Karpin will get enough time to pick up his team from that loss into another away game.
FC Ufa vs FC Rostov Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in their last four meetings.
- Both teams have scored in only one of the last five clashes.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for Ufa.
- Only one of their last five fixtures has ended in a draw.
- The teams have averaged 3.6 goals in their matches since 2014.
FC Ufa vs FC Rostov Prediction
It has not been the most entertaining clashes when these two sides meet. Their combined average in the last six years of their h2h meetings rounds to only 1.6 goals from the 12 clashes. Their recent two h2h encounters had at least two goals in each, which backs the tip for over 1.5 goals in the game.
Ufa hasn’t been the best recently and was also behind the visitors in the table last season. However, Rostov has suffered two consecutive losses in the campaign. Besides, the host hasn’t lost in their h2h clashes with Selmashi for the past four fixtures. So, the double chance favoring FC Ufa will probably be the best bet for the punters.
FC Ufa vs FC Rostov Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Double chance: FC Ufa or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7).