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Nizhny Novgorod vs Sochi Live Stream, Predictions
The Premier League clash at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Monday sees hosts Nizhny Novgorod prepare for the visit of Sochi.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Nizhny Novgorod v Sochi match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
📏 Form Guide
Nizhny Novgorod will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Fakel Voronezh.
In that game, Nizhny Novgorod had 54% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Fakel Voronezh had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Roman Akbashev (67') was the scorer for Fakel Voronezh.
Nizhny Novgorod have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Nizhny Novgorod have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 9.
Sochi will come into the match following a 1-0 Premier League win vs FC Rostov in their previous outing.
In that game, Sochi had 53% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for Sochi was Timofey Shipunov (89'). On the other side, Rostov had 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Sochi have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, Sochi have been far from perfect. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
🤜🤛 Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 4 on 07/08/2022 when it ended Sochi 2-1 Nizhny Novgorod.
In that game, Sochi managed 66% possession and 35 attempts on goal with 14 of them on target. The goals were scored by Christian Noboa (33') and Artur Yusupov (38').
Nizhny Novgorod got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ibrokhimkhalil Yuldoshev (83') scored.
The match was refereed by Anton Frolov.
📋 Team News: Nizhny Novgorod
The Nizhny Novgorod manager Sergei Yuran will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
🗞️ Team News: Sochi
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the Sochi manager Kurban Berdyev doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Sochi will need to put in a solid display to register a score against this Nizhny Novgorod lineup who we think should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Nizhny Novgorod at the end of the 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Peter Guest, 00:46 18/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (45,319)
Captain: Kirill Gotsuk
Chairman: Ravil Izmailov
Manager: Sergei Yuran
Competitions: Premier League position 14
🔑 Key Man: Timur Suleymanov
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Timur Suleymanov was born in Derbent, Russia. Having made a first senior appearance for Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 10 league goals in the Premier League 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 25 appearances.
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