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FC Khimki will be visiting Rostov Arena on Saturday for the Premier League clash with home team FC Rostov.
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FC Rostov prepare for this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Premier League drawn game vs Ufa.
In that game, FC Rostov had 49% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Ufa got 11 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Valery Karpin's FC Rostov have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 11 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Their prior results show that FC Rostov:
- have not registered a win against FC Khimki in their last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Zenit St Petersburg in Premier League competition, FC Khimki will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, FC Khimki had 32% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Zenit got 15 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Ivan Sergeyev (13') was the scorer for Zenit St Petersburg.
Looking at their form, and FC Khimki have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. In defence, FC Khimki seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Ahead of this clash, FC Khimki are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/09/2007 shows that FC Rostov have won 2 of these and FC Khimki 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined sum of 9 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Rostov and 5 for Khimki. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The last league match featuring the two was Premier League match day 3 on 08/08/2021 when the final score was FC Khimki 1-1 FC Rostov.
On that day, FC Khimki managed 51% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Denis Glushakov (70').
For their opponents, FC Rostov had 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Nikolay Komlichenko (14') scored.
The referee was Pavel Shadykhanov.
Team News: FC Rostov
The FC Rostov manager Valery Karpin will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
We are thinking that FC Rostov will probably employ a 4-3-3 formation in the match and select Yegor Baburin, Aleksandr Silyanov, Maksim Osipenko, Andrey Langovich, Igor Kalinin, Khoren Bayramyan, Danil Glebov, Kirill Shchetinin, Roman Tugarev, Egor Golenkov and Dmitry Poloz.
Team News: FC Khimki
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, the FC Khimki boss Sergei Yuran does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We are inclined to think that FC Khimki will likely make use of a 3-4-3 system, giving starts to Ilya Lantratov, Zakhar Volkov, Dmitri Tikhiy, Giya Grigalava, Kirill Bozhenov, Butta Magomedov, Denis Glushakov, Brian Idowu, Ilya Kukharchuk, Ilya Sadygov and Aleksandr Rudenko.
We’re of the opinion that FC Khimki have the firepower to score a goal against this FC Rostov outfit, however that may not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 win for FC Rostov at the end of the match. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostov Arena (45,000)
Captain: Maksim Osipenko
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 10
🔑 Star Player: Nikolay Komlichenko
Normally taking up the Striker position, Nikolay Komlichenko was born in Russia. After having played his first senior match for FC Krasnodar in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 8 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.