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Ural meet visiting rivals Arsenal Tula at Central Stadium Yekaterinburg in the Premier League tie on Sunday.
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Ural will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 5-1 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Spartak Moscow.
In that match, Ural had 43% possession and 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Ural was Eric Bicfalvi (55'). Spartak Moskva got 16 shots at goal with 9 on target. Jordan Larsson (12', 57'), Quincy Promes (26') and Aleksandr Sobolev (45', 97') scored for Spartak Moscow.
Over their past 6 games, Yuri Matveyev's Ural have netted a combined total of 7 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Their past results show that Ural:
- have left without a victory over Arsenal Tula in their previous 4 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Terek Grozny in Premier League action, Arsenal Tula and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Arsenal Tula managed 54% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Terek Grozny got 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Andrei Semyonov (33') and Vladimir Ilyin (47') scored for Terek Grozny.
It is worth noting that Arsenal Tula have had real problems scoring goals over their previous 6 clashes, contributing the poor return of only 2. In those fixtures, Pryaniki have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 12.
Going into this contest, Arsenal Tula haven’t won away from home in the past 13 league games. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings going back to 08/12/2017 tells us that Ural have won 1 of these and Arsenal Tula 2, with the number of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 from Bumblebees and 7 netted by Pryaniki. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Premier League match day 11 on 18/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Arsenal Tula 1-0 Ural.
The match was refereed by Sergey Lapochkin.
Team News: Ural
Ural boss Yuri Matveyev will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Arsenal Tula
Due to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Arsenal Tula boss Dmytro Parfenov has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game. Evans Kangwa is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Arsenal Tula are likely to score a goal against this Ural team, however it is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Ural after 90 minutes. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Central Stadium Yekaterinburg (35,061)
Captain: Denys Kulakov
Chairman: Grigori Ivanov
Manager: Yuri Matveyev
Competitions: Premier League position 12
🔑 Star Player: Eric Bicfalvi
Normally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Eric Bicfalvi was born in Carei , Romania. Having played his first senior match for Tom Tomsk in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 18 appearances.