Ural vs Akhmat Grozny
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK
Venue: Ekaterinburg Arena (Ekaterinburg).
Ural and Akhmat Grozny are going to open the Saturday’s action of the Russian Premier League fifth round.
The hosts are having a disappointing start of the season as they managed to snatch just a point from their first four clashes. They’ve been very bad in the back and their defence is conceding two goals per match in average.
Ural’s forwards are unable to compensate that bad defensive record and Dmytro Parfenov should be working with his team on defensive positioning improvement.
Home side have been playing pretty good in the pre-season period, but their form dropped, and they need to get back on the track as soon as possible.
Akhmat Grozny are a bit more successful than their rivals as they’ve picked up four points so far.
Although their forwards haven’t been too productive, the visitors are not bad inn defending their net.
However, Ablay Mbengue and the lads suffered two defeats at away pitches and they are looking for their first away points.
Akhmat Grozny’s main goal of the season is keeping their place in the top flight.
Ural v Akhmat Grozny: Head-to-head
Both sides have been equally successful in their head to head clashes as they booked three wins each in the last nine encounters. Interestingly, they have been producing high scoring matches very often, however in the last two occasions the crowd wasn’t able to see more than two goals.
Ural v Akhmat Grozny: Prediction
Another tight clash is ahead of us and this one is pretty tough to predict. The fairest outcome in this one might be a draw as Ural are looking for the improvement, while Akhmat Grozny are more than capable of remaining undefeated in this match.
These two teams have been involved in efficient clashes lately and this one shouldn’t be much different. According to their tradition, we should expect both sides to find the back of the opposition’s net at least once in the match.
Ural v Akhmat Grozny: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
BTTS Yes @ 2.10