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The Premier League clash at Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday will see hosts Sochi playing Rotor Volgograd.
Our Sochi v Rotor Volgograd predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Sochi fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-3 Premier League triumph vs FC Krasnodar.
In that match, Sochi had 32% possession and 11 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Sochi, the goalscorers were Christian Noboa (5', 90') and Anton Zabolotny (86'). For their opponents, FC Krasnodar got 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Dmitriy Stotsky (59') was the scorer for FC Krasnodar.
Fixtures involving Sochi have proved to be lively encounters of late with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 14 of them belonging to Belo-sinie. Having said that, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend will continue on here in this match or not.
Rotor Volgograd will go into this encounter following on from a 1-0 Premier League win vs Terek Grozny in their previous outing.
In that game, Rotor Volgograd managed 45% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Rotor Volgograd was Aleksey Shchotkin (23'). Terek Grozny got 20 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Rotor Volgograd has become apparent of late. Checking on their last six meetings reveals that this has happened 6 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 17 while Rotor have scored 1.
Ahead of this clash, Rotor Volgograd are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league match between these sides was Premier League match day 4 on 22/08/2020 when it finished Rotor Volgograd 1-2 Sochi.
The match was refereed by Sergey Ivanov.
Team News: Sochi
Nikita Burmistrov (Unknown Injury), Soslan Dzhanaev (Pulled hamstring at the adductors), Emanuel Mammana (Muscle Injury), Aleksey Pomerko (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ivan Novoseltsev (Muscle Injury) aren’t available for Sochi boss Vladimir Fedotov. Sergey Terekhov cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Rotor Volgograd
Due to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Rotor Volgograd boss Yuri Baturenko does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
It looks to us like Rotor Volgograd will surely find it tough to break down a Sochi team who should be able to win well here.
We’re therefore predicting a very comfortable 3-0 winning scoreline for Sochi when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fisht Olympic Stadium (47,659)
Captain: Soslan Dzhanayev
Chairman: Dmitry Rubashko
Manager: Vladimir Fedotov
Competitions: Premier League position 5
⭐ Key Player: Anton Zabolotny
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Anton Zabolotny was born in Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for Tosno in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has struck 9 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 25 appearances.