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The Premier League meeting at Rostov Arena on Sunday will see home team FC Rostov playing against opponents Orenburg.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Rostov v Orenburg, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Rostov will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-0 Premier League success versus FC Khimki.
In that game, FC Rostov had 58% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for FC Rostov was Nikolay Komlichenko (40'). For their opponents, Khimki had 12 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over their preceding six fixtures, Valery Karpin's FC Rostov have hit the back of the net a combined total of 6 times, with that being an average number of goals scored per match of 1.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Spartak Moscow in Premier League competition, Orenburg will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Orenburg had 44% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Orenburg was Ivan Bašić (55'). For their opponents, Spartak Moskva got 24 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Christopher Martins (2'), Aleksandr Sobolev (12') and Quincy Promes (38', 94') scored for Spartak Moscow.
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Orenburg have amassed the sum of 11 goals. Orenburg have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve had 11 goals scored by their opponents. We will find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes dating back to 30/07/2016 shows that FC Rostov have won 2 of these & Orenburg 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 10 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 3 from Rostov and 7 coming from Orenburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Premier League match day 28 on 12/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Orenburg 0-0 FC Rostov.
The referee was Yegor Panin.
Team News: FC Rostov
The FC Rostov boss Valery Karpin has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash with a fully healthy group available to select from.
It looks as if FC Rostov will probably employ a 4-3-3 system for this one and select Sergey Pesyakov, Andrey Langovich, Viktor Melekhin, Maksim Osipenko, Evgeniy Chernov, Aleksey Mironov, Daniil Utkin, Danil Glebov, Dmitry Poloz, Nikolay Komlichenko and Khoren Bayramyan.
Team News: Orenburg
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Orenburg manager Marcel Lička does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We are inclined to think that Orenburg could decide to elect for a 4-1-4-1 system, settling for Evgeny Goshev, Andrey Malykh, Mikhail Sivakov, Danila Khotulev, Aleksandr Ektov, Timur Ayupov, Stepan Oganesyan, Ivan Basic, Lucas Vera, Jimmy Marín and Dmitri Vorobyev.
In this game, Orenburg certainly have the ability to put one past this FC Rostov side, although that is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for FC Rostov at the end of the match. Looking forward to this.
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)
Captain: Danil Glebov
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 6
🔑 Star Man: Nikolay Komlichenko
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Nikolay Komlichenko was born in Russia. After making a first senior appearance for FC Krasnodar in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has managed 3 league goals in this Premier League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.