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The Premier League fixture at Neftyanik Stadium on Sunday will see hosts Ufa doing battle with Ural.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ufa v Ural, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Ufa won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 3-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Terek Grozny.
The only player to score from Ufa was Azer Aliyev (56'). Bernard Berisha (14', 77') and Vladimir Ilyin (68') scored for Terek Grozny.
It’s not been often in recent games that Ufa have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Gorozhane have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 13 goals in the process. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Their past results show that Ufa:
- haven't beaten Ural in their last 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 10 league matches. No joy for the home fans.
In their previous fixture, Ural drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Tambov.
The forward players for Ural have struggled for goals in their past six encounters, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those fixtures, Bumblebees have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 7.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Ural:
- are winless against Ufa when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 29/07/2017 shows us that Ufa have won 2 of these games and Ural 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined sum of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 11 of them from Gorozhane and 7 netted by Bumblebees. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league contest between these sides was Premier League match day 26 on 05/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Ufa 1-1 Ural.
The referee was Sergey Lapochkin.
Team News: Ufa
Ufa boss Rashid Rakhimov will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Ural
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Ural boss Yuri Matveyev to be concerned about. Oleg Baklov (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Danijel Miskic and Vladimir Rykov.
We are of the inclination to think that Ural and Ufa should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a score draw at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Neftyanik Stadium (15,234)
Captain: Pavel Alikin
Chairman: Marat Magadeyev
Manager: Rashid Rakhimov
Competitions: Premier League position 16