Ural vs FC Ufa
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg).
Ufa took the toughest of routes the last season, to ensure their survival in the league, and it really was a close call. They ended up in the relegation zone and had to wade through the playoffs to get their berth for this year.
With just five wins all through their last campaign, the team definitely must aim for higher this time around, or else, in all probability once more face the guillotine next summer.
Their counterparts Ural had posted a respectable 38 points from their 30 fixtures, but intense competition in the Premier League led them to have just the tenth spot in league standings. A marginally improved points-tally could have seen them taking a much better position, which will be their prime objective this time.
Considering they have the home advantage for their opener, against a lighter opponent, the chance to have a great opening is quite high.
Ural vs FC Ufa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four wins went to Ufa.
- Five of the last six victories went to the teams at home.
- Three of the last four clashes had goals from both teams.
- Three of the last four wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Ural vs FC Ufa Prediction
Ufa was one of the worst of the lot the last season and could manage just five wins from their total attempts. Even at present, their form has not shown any indication of rising. They lost seven of their last ten games and can boast of just six wins from their last 30 ties.
On the road, their record is terrible in the best case scenario. They lost their last five road trips and is winless in their last 17. They were also winless in 23 of their last 24 such clashes.
Meanwhile, Ural had won three of their last five home ties and was unbeaten in four of their last five. In overall games, they are on a winning run of three fixtures and avoided a loss in six of their last seven. Coupled with the home advantage, they should ride to the three points this weekend.
Coming to goals though, Ufa will be determined to not repeat the story of last season. They will put forth the best of their efforts, and the hosts of the day, who could return just three clean sheets from their last 21 appearances in front of the home crowd will struggle to keep their nets clean.
Ural vs FC Ufa Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Ural @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).