Ufa vs Yenisey
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Neftyanik (Ufa).
The bottom two sides are set to lock horns in a low-profile ninth round clash at Stadion Neftyanik. Whilst the relegation scrap was kind of expected from recently-promoted Yenisey, not many experts predicted Ufa’s struggles at the start of the new season.
Gorozhane obviously find it tough to adjust to life without Sergei Semak on the bench. The former Russian international did a phenomenal job with Ufa in the previous term of Premier League, guiding them to a sixth-place finish.
The team just can’t seem to catch the right rhythm at the start of the new campaign under the new manager Sergey Tomarov. They took just five points from eight games so far and will come into this winless in ten straight games in all competitions.
Ufa vs Yenisey: Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head clash since 2014 for these two sides.
They last met in the last 32 round of Russian Cup back in September 2014 when Ufa won 2-3 after extra-time.
Overall, Gorozhane lead the head to head tie by two wins.
They won two and lost one of three home games against Yenisey.
Ufa vs Yenisey: Prediction
The visitors are certainly feeling the strength of a higher division football right at the very start of the campaign. They have huge problems in the build-up play moving forward. They notched only three goalsin eight affairs so far.
Knowing that the hosts have also struggled for goals so far in the season (only bagged four), the Under 2.5 goals FT seems to be the best of betting options. It can be backed at the odds of 1.40 here.
This fixture should finally provide an opportunity for Ufa to bag their second win of the campaign against one of the weakest sides in the league. Nevertheless, instead of going for the home win, we’ll rather back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at 2.10.
Ufa vs Yenisey: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.40 (2/5)
Ufa to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10 (11/10).