FC Ufa vs PFC Sochi
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019
Kick-off at 08:30 UK / 09:30 CET
Venue: Neftyanik Stadium (Ufa).
FC Ufa have been deprived of a win for quite some time now. However, with the hosts welcoming a struggling PFC Sochi into their midst, the FC Ufa faithful have every reason to have their hopes up this weekend.
FC Ufa vs PFC Sochi Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent encounter was the reverse fixture of their clash, which ended in a stalemate.
FC Ufa vs PFC Sochi Prediction
FC Ufa had to be content with no more than a point for the second time in a row after Orenburg managed to hold them to a goalless draw on the road. Despite the two teams being inseparable, it needs saying that their counterparts were much the better side in that clash.
The hosts were far from convincing in the final third and finished the game with zero shots on target, as opposed to their foes who garnered three. With just four points from their last six fixtures, FC Ufa are currently sitting tenth in the league with eighteen points to their name.
On the other hand, PFC Sochi have hit rock bottom on the table. The Premier League debutants are on a dismal losing streak of their own at the moment. Their most recent matchup, which was at home, saw them at the losing end of a 3-2 scorecard against CSKA Moscow. While on the road, they lost to FK Rostov by a 2-0 scoreline.
Furthermore, the visitors have not had a taste of success in their last three outings in all competitions. On the other hand, the hosts are unbeaten in their previous two clashes here. That too against the likes of Lokomotiv Moscow and CSKA Moscow, both of whom are currently dwelling in the top four.
Given that they have also stumbled just twice in their past eight matchups on home soil, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of FC Ufa in this one. Be that as it may, the hosts have been sharing the spoils in half of their last six clashes overall.
Taking into account that their only other h2h meeting was also a tie, a draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt.
Additionally, the hosts have looked tame in the final third. They have not scored more than a goal in each of their last six clashes at Neftyanik Stadium. PFC Sochi have not been successful in racking up their goals tally either. And have found the back of the net just once in their previous three trips on the road.
With their maiden h2h clash ending in a stalemate as well, count on goals to be scarce this Sunday.
FC Ufa vs PFC Sochi Betting tips
Draw no bet: FC Ufa @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).