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The Premier League tie at Rostov Arena on Sunday sees home team FC Rostov welcome guests Tambov.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Rostov v Tambov, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Rostov are hoping to win again following the 1-0 Premier League success over Arsenal Tula.
In that match, FC Rostov managed 65% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Rostov was Dmitriy Poloz (74'). Arsenal Tula had 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
In their past 6 fixtures, Valery Karpin's FC Rostov have celebrated scoring 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Lokomotiv Moscow in Premier League competition, Tambov and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Tambov managed 31% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Tambov, goals were scored by Azer Aliyev (45') and Denis Kaykov (78'). Lokomotiv Moskva got 26 attempts on goal with 12 of them on target. Grzegorz Krychowiak (40', 60'), Fyodor Smolov (47'), Murilo Cerqueira (74') and Maciej Rybus (79') scored for Lokomotiv Moscow.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Tambov, three or more goals have been struck. The overall average goals scored per game during that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Tambov coming out as 0.5. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Going into this one, Tambov are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these clubs was Premier League match day 1 on 08/08/2020 when it ended Tambov 0-1 FC Rostov.
The referee was Stanislav Vasilyev.
Team News: FC Rostov
FC Rostov boss Valery Karpin has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Tambov
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Tambov gaffer Sergei Pervushin to contend with. David Tosevski (Knee Injury) won’t be in action. Yuri Bavin will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s likely that Tambov could find it really hard going to break down a FC Rostov team who have the capability to dominate this game and make it count on the scoreboard.
We’re expecting a thumping 4-0 margin which could even be higher for FC Rostov at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostov Arena (45,000)
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 9
🔑 Star Man: Dmitriy Poloz
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Dmitriy Poloz was born in Stavropol, Russia. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Rostov in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 26 appearances.