Ural vs PFC Sochi
Russia – Premier League
Date: Monday, 26 August 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg).
Despite starting off on the right foot, Ural have been hit by a sharp decline in form and are winless in their last four games in a row. The squad’s last clash at home saw them lose to Samara by a 3-1 scoreline while on the road, they succumbed to four unanswered goals against Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Premier League debutants finally ended their goal drought by scoring a goal past Orenburg in their last trip on the road and were subsequently held to their third straight draw in the new campaign.
PFC Sochi are by far the worst offensive team in the league and are unlikely to cause any threat to Ural who have lost just once at home so far.
Ural vs PFC Sochi Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously locked horns with each other.
Ural vs PFC Sochi Prediction
The hosts have lost three of their last four games. However, to their defense, two of those three were on the road. At home, Ural have picked up the win twice and have admitted defeat on just one occasion.
Furthermore, Sochi have been a struggling bunch in the league and are currently just one point shy of hitting rock bottom in the table. It took the visitors six games to just find the back of the net, and it certainly is going to take them that many or more to get them their first three points this season.
The away side have not shown any conviction in the final third at all, and are by no means a contender to challenge Ural, especially on home soil.
All nine of the goals that the hosts have racked up as of now have come from their clashes at this venue. Taking into consideration that six of those nine found their way into the back of the net in the latter forty-five minutes of the game, there is certainly reason to back Ural to get their names on the scoresheet post the restart.
Ural vs PFC Sochi Betting tips
Full time result: Ural @ 2.30 (13/10)
Ural to score in second half @ 1.70 (7/10).