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Ufa meet away team FC Rostov at BetBoom Arena in this Premier League fixture on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Ufa v FC Rostov are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Ufa prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 Premier League drawn game against FC Khimki.
In that game, Ufa managed 71% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ufa was Gamid Agalarov (92'). At the other end, FC Khimki had 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Ilya Kukharchuk (31') scored for FC Khimki.
It has not been often in recent times where Ufa have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Ufa have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Their past results show that Ufa:
- haven't lost in the league to FC Rostov in their last 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of FC Krasnodar in Premier League action, FC Rostov and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, FC Rostov managed 62% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For FC Rostov, the goalscorers were Nikolay Komlichenko (4') and Ihor Kalinin (16' Own goal). FC Krasnodar got 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Nikita Krivtsov (14') scored for FC Krasnodar.
In their last half-dozen clashes, FC Rostov have bagged a tally of 12 goals. FC Rostov have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they have had 8 goals scored by their opponents. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 07/04/2019 tells us that Ufa have won 4 of them & FC Rostov 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 8 of them from Gorozhane and 4 netted by Rostov. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league clash between these clubs was Premier League match day 15 on 21/11/2021 when the final score was FC Rostov 2-2 Ufa.
On that occasion, FC Rostov managed 55% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Dmitriy Poloz (21') and Pontus Almqvist (59').
Ufa got 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Gamid Agalarov (16', 57') scored.
The referee was Yevgeni Kukulyak.
Team News: Ufa
Timur Zhamaletdinov (Surgery) and Aleksandr Belenov (Ankle Injury) will not be able to play for Ufa boss Aleksei Stukalov. Dilan Ortíz is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It’s our opinion that Gorozhane will probably opt for a 3-5-2 system in the match, utilising Anton Chichkan, Yuri Zhuravlev, Konstantin Pliev, Aleksey Nikitin, Dmitriy Kabutov, Vladislav Kamilov, Oston Urunov, Ruslan Fishchenko, Bojan Jokic, Gamid Agalarov and Vyacheslav Krotov.
Team News: FC Rostov
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the FC Rostov manager Valery Karpin does not have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We are inclined to think that FC Rostov seem likely to utilise a 4-3-3 system, going with Sergey Pesyakov, Andrey Langovich, Maksim Osipenko, Viktor Melekhin, Aleksandr Silyanov, Khoren Bayramyan, Danil Glebov, Danila Sukhomlinov, Roman Tugarev, Nikolay Komlichenko and Dmitry Poloz.
When taking all factors into account, FC Rostov and Ufa are both capable of scoring here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BetBoom Arena (15,234)
Captain: Bojan Jokič
Chairman: Rostislav Murzagulov
Manager: Aleksei Stukalov
Competitions: Premier League position 15
🔑 Star Player: Gamid Agalarov
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Gamid Agalarov was born in Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for Anzhi Makhachkala in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 18 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 season to date in 26 appearances.