Ural vs Krasnodar
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg.
Ural will be looking to fix the impression after a disappointing 0-1 loss at home to Anzhi on the opening Matchday of the new season. They are set to host Krasnodar in the first game of Saturday’s program at Ekaterinburg Arena. The visitors will also come into this off the back of a defeat in the inaugural match of the new campaign. They fell 2-1 away at Rubin Kazan, shipping two goals form Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun.
The trip to Ekateriburg should give a nice opportunity for the Bulls to rebound and get their campaign on track given that Ural are one of the main contenders for the drop into the second division at the end of the season. Dmytro Parfenov has big issues with forwards as he only has three of them on disposal for the entire campaign. Neither Vladimir Ilyin nor Artem Yusupov managed to create anything in the clash with the modest Anzhi side in the first round last weekend.
Ural vs Krasnodar: Head-to-head
Draw was the most frequent of outcomes in the history of head to head games between these two likes.
It happened on 6 occasions in 15 matches so far.
None of last three H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Two ended in a draw, while Krasnodar came on top (0-1) in the previous meeting with Uraltsy in November last year.
Ural vs Krasnodar: Prediction
Murad Musaev has an exciting attacking trio in his ranks and we can hardly see the struggling Ural side stopping it on Saturday. Fyodor Smolov, who helped the Russian national team en route to the World Cup quarterfinal, bagged team’s lone goal in the aforementioned defeat to Rubin Kazan. Pavel Mamaev and Wanderson Wamberto were also in the final third.
The quality is by far on Krasnodar’s side and we would be stunned to see anything else but the away win as the outcome here. You can have Krasnodar’s victory at 2.25 odds. The alternative bet will be Fyodor Smolov to score anytime for the visitors at the 2.62 odds.
Ural vs Krasnodar: Bet Tips
Krasnodar to win @ 2.25
Fyodor Smolov to score anytime @ 2.62.