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Ufa will be the visitors at Kazan Arena on Wednesday for the Premier League showdown with home side Rubin Kazan.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Rubin Kazan v Ufa game - plus the latest match odds.
Rubin Kazan will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-2 Premier League victory over CSKA Moscow.
For Rubin Kazan, the scorers were Soltmurad Bakayev (37') and Denis Makarov (90'). Nikola Vlašić (39') scored for CSKA Moscow.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Rubin Kazan have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Tatáry have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals during that time. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained here, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Rubin Kazan:
- are unbeaten in the league by Ufa in their previous 5 games.
- haven't won against Ufa in their previous 6 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Rostov in Premier League competition, Ufa and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Kento Hashimoto (79') scored for FC Rostov.
Looking at their form, and Ufa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. Defensively, Gorozhane have been far from perfect.
Taking a look at their past results, Ufa:
- remain undefeated by Rubin Kazan in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Drawn results are a common outcome in games between these two clubs. In their head to head clashes going back to 30/10/2017, the records show 5 of these. That’s a comparatively high 83% of games being drawn.
Those games were notable for their low tally of goals, too, with a tally of 5 scored between them in total.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 25 on 01/07/2020 when it ended Ufa 0-0 Rubin Kazan.
The match was refereed by Evgeny Turbin.
Team News: Rubin Kazan
Rubin Kazan manager Leonid Slutskiy will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
In our view, Tatáry will possibly employ a 4-2-3-1 system for this one and select Yuri Dyupin, Mikhail Merkulov, Filip Uremovic, Carl Starfelt, Ilya Samoshnikov, Darko Jevtic, Oliver Abildgaard Nielsen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Oleg Shatov, Soltmurad Bakaev and Ivan Ignatjev.
Team News: Ufa
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Ufa gaffer Vadim Evseev to be concerned about. Dmitri Sysuev (Fitness) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, Gorozhane appear most likely to make use of a 3-5-2 lineup using Aleksandr Belenov, Pavel Alikin, Aleksey Nikitin, Ionut Nedelcearu, Aleksandr Sukhov, Olivier Thill, Artem Golubev, Cătălin Carp, Azer Aliev, Gamid Agalarov and Timur Zhamaletdinov.
Our feeling is that Ufa must be fancied to find the back of the net against this Rubin Kazan side, but that may not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 winning score for Rubin Kazan when the full-time whistle blows. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kazan Arena (45,379)
Chairman: Rustem Saymanov
Manager: Leonid Slutskiy
Competitions: Premier League position 13
🔑 Star Man: Ivan Ignatyev
Normally taking up the Striker position, Ivan Ignatyev was born in Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Krasnodar in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 4 appearances.