Ural vs Dynamo Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 10 August 2018
Kick-Off at 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
Venue: Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg.
Ural are looking to grab their first points of the new season on Friday when they host Dynamo Moscow in the third round of Premier League at Ekaterinburg Arena.
It will be the third consecutive home fixture for the team led by the Ukrainian manager Dmytro Parfenov, following back-to-back defeats to Anzhi and Krasnodar in Ekaterinburg.
Dynamo Moscow are still unbeaten in the new campaign, but they are also yet to clinch their first victory after drawing to both Arsenal Tula and Rubin Kazan so far.
The visitors rely heavily on the rock-solid defensive line which only allowed one goal so far in the season, meaning Parfenov’s troops might likely encounter troubles breaking the deadlock in the first game of the third round.
Ural vs Dynamo Moscow: Head-to-head
Uraltsy are undefeated in last three H2H meetings with Dynamo Moscow, two of which ended without a winner.
Overall, it’s Belo-Golubye who lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into ninth head to head match against Ural.
Only one of last four H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Ural vs Dynamo Moscow: Prediction
We are likely in for another low-scoring contest between these two sides, at least judging by performances they showed at the very start of the new season.
Dmitry Khokhlov’s favours a defensive-minded approach with five men at the back and a sole striker up front.
Against Rubin it was Evgeniy Lutsenko, later substituted by Evgeni Markov. Dynamo’s lone goal in two games came from Lithuanian right-winger Fedor Cernych early on against Rubin last weekend.
Ural have one of the most modest squads in the top flight. They are thus among the main contenders for the drop to the second tier at the end of the season after finishing the previous term at the 13th place in the league ladder.
We can hardly see the hosts hurting the rock-solid five-man defense of Dynamo’s here which is why the main bet will be Dynamo Moscow to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.75. Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker at 1.44.
Ural vs Dynamo Moscow: Bet Tips
Dynamo Moscow to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44.