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Ural will take to the pitch with visiting rivals FC Krasnodar at Central Stadium Yekaterinburg in the Premier League tie on Sunday.
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Ural will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Lokomotiv Moscow.
In that match, Ural managed 32% possession and 1 attempts at goal with 0 on target. Lokomotiv Moskva had 23 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Dmitry Rybchinskiy (89') scored for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where Ural have been participants. With regard to the goal split during this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 while Bumblebees managed a tally of 4.
FC Krasnodar will go into the encounter following on from a 1-3 Premier League win as they beat FC Rostov in their last outing.
In that match, FC Krasnodar managed 60% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For FC Krasnodar, goals were scored by Kristoffer Olsson (45'), Yuri Gazinskiy (49' Own goal), Wanderson (60') and Kaio Pantaleão (97'). FC Rostov got 15 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and FC Krasnodar have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. In defence, Byki have been far from perfect. That kind of trend might not be carried forward here, however.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes going back to 04/08/2018 tells us that Ural have won 1 of these games and FC Krasnodar 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A total of 19 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for Bumblebees and 13 created by Byki. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league game between these clubs was Premier League match day 20 on 28/02/2021 which finished with the scoreline of FC Krasnodar 2-2 Ural.
That day, FC Krasnodar managed 54% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The goalscorers were Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov (12') and Rémy Cabella (85').
On the other side, Ural got 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. Rafał Augustyniak (52', 59') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Sergei Karasev.
Team News: Ural
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Ural boss Yuri Matveyev to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Roman Emeljanov (Surgery) won’t play.
Team News: FC Krasnodar
Thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from, FC Krasnodar boss Viktar Hancharenka doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
Our assessment is that Ural have enough to find the back of the net against this FC Krasnodar lineup, however a single goal likely won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’ve gone for a narrow 1-2 advantage for FC Krasnodar at full-time. Could easily go either way, this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Central Stadium Yekaterinburg (35,061)
Captain: Denys Kulakov
Chairman: Grigori Ivanov
Manager: Yuri Matveyev