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FC Khimki will arrive at Krasnodar Stadium on Friday for the Premier League fixture with home team FC Krasnodar.
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FC Krasnodar go into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier League drawn result against FC Rostov.
The only scorer from FC Krasnodar was Marcus Berg (72'). Mathias Normann (64') was the scorer for FC Rostov.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where FC Krasnodar have taken part. In terms of the goal weighting during this period, opposition teams scored a total of 4 and Byki managed the sum of 7.
Their past results show that FC Krasnodar:
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
After a losing effort in their last game against Ural in Premier League competition, FC Khimki and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only player to score from FC Khimki was Arshak Koryan (52'). Eric Bicfalvi (15', 67') and Strandberg (22') scored for Ural.
FC Khimki have attacked well leading up to this encounter, having scored 5 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Khimki have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same outings. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Heading into this fixture, FC Khimki are without an away win for the past 20 league matches. They clearly need to do something about it.
Team News: FC Krasnodar
FC Krasnodar manager Murad Musayev does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
In all likelihood, Byki will possibly line up in a 4-1-4-1 formation this time and select Matvey Safonov, Cristian Ramirez, Aleksandr Martynovich, Kaio, Sergei Petrov, Yuri Gazinskiy, Viktor Claesson, Daniil Utkin, Tonny Vilhena, Wanderson and Marcus Berg.
Team News: FC Khimki
Owing to a completely healthy group to choose from, FC Khimki boss Dmitri Gunko does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
It’s our belief that Khimki seem likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup, starting the game with Ilia Lantratov, Kirill Bozhenov, Dmitri Tikhiy, Yevgeni Gapon, Brian Idowu, Artem Polyarus, Aleksandr Troshechkin, Islambek Kuat, Aleksandr Lomovickiy, Arshak Koryan and Vladimir Dyadyun.
Our feeling is that FC Krasnodar will, in all likelihood, dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
However, FC Khimki could well find it tough to get a goal of their own although we do reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage here.
We can therefore see a comfortable 3-1 win for FC Krasnodar when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Krasnodar Stadium (35,074)
Captain: Alyaksandr Martynovich
Chairman: Sergey Galitsky
Manager: Murad Musayev
Competitions: Premier League position 10
⭐ Key Player: Rémy Cabella
Mostly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rémy Cabella was born in Ajaccio, France. Having played his first senior match for AC Arles Avignon in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 4 appearances.