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FC Krasnodar meet visiting team Sochi at Krasnodar Stadium in this Premier League game on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for FC Krasnodar v Sochi can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Krasnodar will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Premier League success vs Rubin Kazan.
In that game, FC Krasnodar managed 62% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for FC Krasnodar was Aleksei Ionov (17'). On the other side, Rubin Kazan had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Fixtures with FC Krasnodar have often been exciting ones recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of these coming from Byki. That pattern might not be sustained into this next game, of course.
Their past results show that FC Krasnodar:
- have left without a victory over Sochi in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. That's never good.
Sochi will come into the clash after a 2-3 Premier League win vs Ufa in their most recent match.
In that match, Sochi managed 34% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Sochi, the scorers were Danila Prokhin (8'), Anton Zabolotny (14') and Christian Noboa (91'). At the other end, Ufa had 22 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Vyacheslav Krotov (19') and Timur Zhamaletdinov (78') scored for Ufa.
Showing their penchant for high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the prior 6 games in which Sochi have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have managed 9 of this grand total.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between the two was Premier League match day 9 on 26/09/2020 and the score finished Sochi 1-1 FC Krasnodar.
The match was refereed by Sergei Karasev.
Team News: FC Krasnodar
FC Krasnodar manager Viktar Hancharenka has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Sochi
Sochi boss Vladimir Fedotov has not got a full squad to pick from. Aleksey Pomerko (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Emanuel Mammana (Muscle Injury), Joãozinho (Muscle Injury), Soslan Dzhanaev (Pulled hamstring at the adductors), Ivelin Popov (Knee Problems) and Ivan Novoseltsev (Muscle Injury) are those who can’t be considered. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Ibragim Tsallagov and Ivan Miladinovic.
We’ve got the feeling that Sochi are likely to score a goal against this FC Krasnodar outfit, but it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for FC Krasnodar at the end of this one. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Krasnodar Stadium (35,074)
Captain: Alyaksandr Martynovich
Chairman: Sergey Galitsky
Manager: Viktar Hancharenka
Competitions: Premier League position 10, UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Rémy Cabella
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rémy Cabella was born in Ajaccio, France. Having made a first senior appearance for AC Arles Avignon in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 8 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.