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The Premier League fixture at Arsenal Stadium on Saturday will see home side Arsenal Tula lock horns with opponents Rubin Kazan.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Arsenal Tula v Rubin Kazan are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Arsenal Tula will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-2 Premier League loss in their previous game against Spartak Moscow.
In that match, Arsenal Tula had 39% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Spartak Moskva had 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. Aleksandr Sobolev (21'), Ilya Kutepov (45' Own goal) and Jordan Larsson (77') scored for Spartak Moscow.
An interesting trait of recent Arsenal Tula games is the number of nil scores.
From their prior 6 matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've been a loser.
Ahead of this clash, Arsenal Tula have not won against Rubin Kazan in their last 8 league games.
Rubin Kazan will go into the meeting following a 2-0 Premier League win versus Dynamo Moscow in their previous fixture.
In that game, Rubin Kazan had 40% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Rubin Kazan, the scorers were Đorđe Despotović (15') and In-Beom Hwang (80'). Dynamo Moskva got 24 shots on goal with 8 on target.
For 5 of the past six clashes involving Rubin Kazan, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a mere 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Tatáry standing at 1. Even so, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be maintained in this next game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Rubin Kazan:
- remain undefeated by Arsenal Tula when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 18/11/2017 shows us that Arsenal Tula have won 0 of these & Rubin Kazan 3, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 for Pryaniki and 7 coming from Tatáry. The average goals per game has been 1.67.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Premier League match day 13 on 31/10/2020 when it ended Rubin Kazan 3-1 Arsenal Tula.
The match was refereed by Vasili Kazartsev.
Team News: Arsenal Tula
Arsenal Tula boss Dmytro Parfenov does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Rubin Kazan
Rubin Kazan boss Leonid Slutskiy has to currently contend with reduced team options. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Problems with the left hip flexor) and Mitsuki Saito (Torn Ankle Ligament) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Ilya Samoshnikov and Oliver Abildgaard.
In our opinion, Arsenal Tula will have to perform well to breach the defence of this Rubin Kazan outfit who we reckon will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Rubin Kazan at the end of the 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arsenal Stadium (20,048)
Captain: Yevgeni Lutsenko
Chairman: Guram Adzhoyev
Manager: Dmytro Parfenov
Competitions: Premier League position 13
⭐ Star Player: Sergei Tkachyov
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sergei Tkachyov was born in Russia. Having made a first senior appearance for Krylia Sovetov in the 2009 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.