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Rubin Kazan will be at Rostov Arena on Saturday for the Premier League clash with home team FC Rostov.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Rostov v Rubin Kazan, scroll down including the latest game odds.
FC Rostov will be hoping for a better result following a 2-3 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Spartak Moscow.
In that game, FC Rostov managed 50% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for FC Rostov was Georgy Makhatadze (32'). For their opponents, Spartak Moskva had 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Victor Moses (23'), Pavel Maslov (27' Own goal) and Aleksandr Sobolev (44', 58') scored for Spartak Moscow.
Valery Karpin's FC Rostov have hit the target 9 times over their last 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 9.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Rostov:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Rubin Kazan in their last 6 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league matches. That's never good.
Rubin Kazan come into this meeting following on from a 1-0 Premier League win with the downing of Sochi in their previous outing.
In that game, Rubin Kazan managed 43% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Rubin Kazan was Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (71'). Sochi got 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
A series of accomplished performances from the Rubin Kazan defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 clashes combined. During the same period, their forwards have scored 9. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen whether the trend might be replicated in this next match.
Pre-game facts show that Rubin Kazan:
- haven't beaten FC Rostov when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/04/2018 shows us that FC Rostov have won 3 of these games and Rubin Kazan 0, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
11 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from Rostov and 3 netted by Tatáry. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league game featuring the two was Premier League match day 15 on 22/11/2020 when the final score was Rubin Kazan 0-2 FC Rostov.
The match was refereed by Pavel Kukuyan.
Team News: FC Rostov
FC Rostov boss Valery Karpin has zero fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Rubin Kazan
Rubin Kazan boss Leonid Slutskiy has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. In-beom Hwang (Fitness), Aleksey Gritsaenko (Muscle Injury) and Mitsuki Saito (Torn Ankle Ligament) will miss out on this game. Georgi Zotov will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Looking at these two, we feel that Rubin Kazan and FC Rostov could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. That’s why our selection here is for a tight encounter with a score draw when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostov Arena (45,000)
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 8
🔑 Key Man: Dmitriy Poloz
Generally played in the Striker position, Dmitriy Poloz was born in Stavropol, Russia. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Rostov in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has struck 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.