FC Ufa vs FC Krasnodar
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Neftyanik Stadium (Ufa)
The home side will take on last year’s second runners-up Krasnodar in their season opener. This will be a tough opposition to start with. So a winning start will be easier said than done for the team that finished 9th last time around.
Krasnodar was one of the standout performers of last season. They finished third with just five points between them and Lokomotiv Moscow. The Bulls will be looking to emulate a similar performance this time also. They have a strong attacking unit which netted 49 goals which were only behind Zenit in terms of total goals scored. But like most of their peers, the defense needs to improve big time.
FC Ufa vs Krasnodar: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Bulls has a two-match win streak going on against this opposition.
- They have three wins and a defeat in five previous meetings across all venues.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in four of those five games between them.
- The visitors picked up back to back wins in all three previous visits to this ground.
- They kept a clean sheet in three of their last five head to head games here.
- Ufa is winless in their last four home matches in the league.
FC Ufa vs Krasnodar: Prediction
There is very little chance that the hosts may score in this game. They have failed to score in two previous league matches overall. Ufa has also not troubled the scores in three recent home matches. Against these visitors, they were unable to net goals in three previous head to head matches here. So we can expect only one team to get in the score sheet on Sunday.
Ufa cannot win this one for sure in the current form they are in the League. Nothing much has changed in their squad compared to last year. So we can expect the visitors to win as they did in both the legs last season. Also, with a winning streak going on at this ground, I am backing them to start the campaign with a win.
FC Ufa vs Krasnodar: Betting Tips
FC Krasnodar to win @ 1.90 (9/10).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.81 (9/11).