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FC Krasnodar will face off against the visiting FC Khimki at Krasnodar Stadium in the Premier League game on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the FC Krasnodar v FC Khimki match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
FC Krasnodar will be hoping for a better result after the 4-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against CSKA Moscow.
In that game, FC Krasnodar managed 64% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Krasnodar was Cristian Ramírez (47'). For their opponents, CSKA Moskva had 14 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Jorge Carrascal (30'), Fyodor Chalov (45'), Jesús Medina (62') and Adolfo Gaich (91') scored for CSKA Moscow.
Aleksandr Storozhuk's FC Krasnodar have hit the back of the net 12 times over their preceding six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Krasnodar:
- are winless against FC Khimki in their last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
In their last fixture, FC Khimki drew 0-0 in the Premier League match with Krylia Sovetov.
In that game, FC Khimki managed 59% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Krylia Sovetov Samara got 14 attempts at goal with 7 on target.
Proving their appetite for fruitful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the prior six matches in which FC Khimki have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals per clash. Opposition teams have managed 14 of those goals. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Coming into this meeting, FC Khimki have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Premier League match day 16 on 27/11/2021 which ended up with the score at FC Khimki 3-3 FC Krasnodar.
In that match, FC Khimki had 43% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Elmir Nabiullin (54'), Denis Glushakov (56') and Aleksandr Dolgov (71').
At the other end, FC Krasnodar got 14 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Viktor Claesson (6'), Rémy Cabella (67') and Vladimir Ilyin (80') scored.
The referee was Pavel Shadykhanov.
Team News: FC Krasnodar
The FC Krasnodar manager Aleksandr Storozhuk will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
It seems likely that Byki may well kick off with a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Matvey Safonov, Sergey Volkov, Kaio, Sergey Borodin, Cristian Ramirez, Mihajlo Banjac, Nikita Krivtsov, Joao Batxi, Eduard Spertsyan, Olakunle Olusegun and Aleksey Ionov.
Team News: FC Khimki
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the FC Khimki manager Nikolai Pisarev doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We are inclined to think that FC Khimki might make use of a 3-4-2-1 lineup, choosing Ilya Lantratov, Oleksandr Filin, Dmitri Tikhiy, Zakhar Volkov, Ilya Kukharchuk, Butta Magomedov, Mory Gbane, Aleksandr Zuev, Nemanja Glavčić, A. Lomovitskiy and Aleksandr Dolgov.
We feel that FC Khimki are dangerous enough to put a goal past this FC Krasnodar side, although it realistically won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 advantage for FC Krasnodar at full-time. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Krasnodar Stadium (35,179)
Captain: Matvei Safonov
Chairman: Sergey Galitsky
Manager: Aleksandr Storozhuk
Competitions: Premier League position 4
🔑 Key Man: Olakunle Olusegun
Regularly played in the Striker position, Olakunle Olusegun was born in llorin, Nigeria. After making a first senior appearance for FC Krasnodar in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Premier League 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 8 appearances.