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The Premier League clash at Rostov Arena on Wednesday will see home side FC Rostov prepare for the visit of opponents, FC Krasnodar.
View all FC Rostov v FC Krasnodar tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (including the best match odds).
FC Rostov are hoping to win again following a 2-1 Premier League success over Arsenal Tula.
For FC Rostov, the goals were scored by Pavel Mamayev (1') and Aleksei Ionov (17'). Yevgeni Lutsenko (58') was the scorer for Arsenal Tula.
It has been all too rare in recent games where FC Rostov haven’t conceded. The reality is that Rostov have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 18 goals during that time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Rostov:
- are unbeaten in the league by FC Krasnodar in their previous 3 matches.
- have not won against FC Krasnodar in their previous 11 league matches.
FC Krasnodar head into the game following a 0-3 Premier League win against Orenburg in their previous game.
Christian Noboa (47') and Andrei Mostovoy (90') scored for Sochi.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring FC Krasnodar has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Examining their last 6 meetings shows that this has occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 6 while Byki have scored 4.
Heading into this contest, FC Krasnodar have not emerged victorious against FC Rostov when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
Draws have become a regular occurrence between these two clubs. In their head to head meetings beginning from 03/04/2017, the records show 5 of these. That’s a really high 83 per cent of games finishing as draws.
14 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from Rostov and 8 coming from Byki. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Premier League match day 15 on 03/11/2019 when it ended FC Krasnodar 2-2 FC Rostov.
The match was refereed by Aleksei Eskov.
Team News: FC Rostov
FC Rostov boss Valery Karpin will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
We think that Rostov should make use of the 4-1-4-1 system for this one and select Sergey Pesyakov, Evgeny Chernov, Dmitri Chistyakov, Maksim Osipenko, Aleksandr Gapechkin, Danil Glebov, Khoren Bayramyan, Baktiyor Zaynutdinov, Pavel Mamaev, Aleksandr Saplinov and Aleksey Ionov.
Team News: FC Krasnodar
With a fully healthy squad ready to go, FC Krasnodar boss Sergey Matveyev does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We reckon that Byki could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, starting the game with Matvey Safonov, Sergei Petrov, Aleksandr Martynovich, Egor Sorokin, Cristian Ramirez, Kristoffer Olsson, Yuri Gazinskiy, Wanderson, Manuel Fernandes, Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov and Marcus Berg.
Here is a game where FC Rostov could well find it tough to find the net against this FC Krasnodar lineup who we think should be able to grind out a win.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for FC Krasnodar at the end of this one.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostov Arena (45,000)
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 3
🔑 Key Man: Aleksei Ionov
Generally used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Aleksei Ionov was born in Kingisepp, Russia. Having played his first senior match for Zenit in the 2008 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 6 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 20 appearances.