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PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Prediction

PFC Sochi

August 18

16:00

3 : 2
Rubin Kazan

PFC Sochi

Rubin Kazan

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Rubin Kazan will hope to snap a six-game winless streak, when they travel to face Sochi on Tuesday afternoon. After two rounds of Russian Premier League fixtures in a new 2020-21 campaign, both sides remain without a victory. Will either side manage to earn their first here?

Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Betting Tips

Two first-half penalty strikes saw Kazan share the spoils against Ural during a frenetic clash on Saturday.

It seemed typical that fullback Mikhail Merkulov was given his marching orders after the half-hour mark. The 26-year-old, who previously played for the visitors in 2015, picked up two bookings in ten minutes. Rubin Kazan had to play for 60 minutes with ten men, though Ivan Ignatiev's spot-kick shortly afterwards sealed their equaliser.

VAR review came to their aid, cancelling Andrey Egorychev's close-range rebounded finish on the hour mark. A few short minutes later, Roman Emelyanov received the same fate as Merkulov – sent off for two bookable offences.

Considering they had 21 shots, missed two big chances and won more total duels (62) than Ural, Leonid Slutskiy's men were left frustrated. That links nicely for their clash against a Sochi side who are unbeaten in two previous H2H meetings, both in 2019.

Since their remarkable 10-1 thumping victory over Rostov in mid-June, Vladimir Fedotov's side have won just once (1-0 vs. Spartak Moscow) since. They've played seven games (L1, D5) but needed late heroics to avoid defeats – with Christian Noboa's impact felt from midfield.

Watch to see how many changes both managers make here, as Kazan have the aforementioned suspension headache to overcome. Sochi meanwhile, had impactful displays from the bench with Anton Zabolotnyi and defender Emanuel Mammana (on-loan from Zenit) last time out.

Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Correct Score Predictions

As mentioned, Sochi will be confident of earning a positive result here – their H2H record and Noboa's form are encouraging. However, Rubin Kazan – poor form aside – are capable of the same. I'm predicting BTTS between two sides who need a victory to kickstart the season after a frustrating start.

Last matches

PFC Sochi

12-09-2020

0 - 1 Akhmat Grozny

L
30-08-2020

0 - 0 Ural

D
25-08-2020

0 - 1 Tambov

L
22-08-2020

1 - 2 Rotor Volgograd

L
18-08-2020

3 - 2 Rubin Kazan'

W
14-08-2020

1 - 1 Khimki

D
09-08-2020

2 - 2 Spartak Moskva

D
11-07-2020

1 - 0 Spartak Moskva

W
08-07-2020

2 - 1 Zenit

L
04-07-2020

0 - 0 Lokomotiv Moskva

D

Rubin Kazan

L

- Spartak Moskva

20-09-2020
W

-

16-09-2020
W

- Dinamo Moskva

13-09-2020
D

- Tambov

30-08-2020
W

- Ufa

26-08-2020
W

- CSKA Moskva

22-08-2020
L

- Sochi

18-08-2020
D

- Ural

15-08-2020
L

- Lokomotiv Moskva

11-08-2020
L

- Spartak Moskva

22-07-2020
PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Head-to-Head (H2H)
18-08-2020

Sochi

3
2

Rubin Kazan'

08-12-2019

Sochi

1
1

Rubin Kazan'

31-08-2019

Rubin Kazan'

0
3

Sochi

PFC Sochi
vs
Rubin Kazan
Predicted Lineup
PFC Sochi vs Rubin Kazan Predicted Lineup

Dzhanaev

Margasov

Mammana

Mevlja

Terekhov

Burmistrov

Noboa

Tsallagov

Zaika

Poloz

Zabolotnyi

Dyupin

Samoshnikov

Uremovic

Starfelt

Makarov

Konovalov

Abildgaard

Tarasov

Bakaev

Ignatiev

Kvaratskhelia

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-0 vs Akhmat Grozny (A)

W

0-0 vs Ural (H)

D

1-0 vs Tambov (A)

W

2-1 vs Rotor Volgograd (A)

W

3-2 vs Rubin Kazan' (H)

W

1-1 vs Khimki (H)

D

2-2 vs Spartak Moskva (A)

D

1-0 vs Spartak Moskva (H)

W

1-2 vs Zenit (A)

L

0-0 vs Lokomotiv Moskva (A)

D
L

0-2 vs Spartak Moskva (H)

W

4-2 vs (A)

W

1-0 vs Dinamo Moskva (A)

D

2-2 vs Tambov (H)

W

3-0 vs Ufa (H)

W

2-1 vs CSKA Moskva (A)

L

2-3 vs Sochi (A)

D

1-1 vs Ural (H)

L

0-2 vs Lokomotiv Moskva (H)

L

1-2 vs Spartak Moskva (H)

12

Goals Scored

16

4

Over 2.5 Goals

6

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-0 vs Ural (H)

D

3-2 vs Rubin Kazan' (H)

W

1-1 vs Khimki (H)

D

1-0 vs Spartak Moskva (H)

W
L

0-2 vs Spartak Moskva (H)

D

2-2 vs Tambov (H)

W

3-0 vs Ufa (H)

D

1-1 vs Ural (H)

L

0-2 vs Lokomotiv Moskva (H)

L

1-2 vs Spartak Moskva (H)

5

Goals Scored

7

1

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-0 vs Akhmat Grozny (A)

W

1-0 vs Tambov (A)

W

2-1 vs Rotor Volgograd (A)

W

2-2 vs Spartak Moskva (A)

D

1-2 vs Zenit (A)

L

0-0 vs Lokomotiv Moskva (A)

D
W

4-2 vs (A)

W

1-0 vs Dinamo Moskva (A)

W

2-1 vs CSKA Moskva (A)

L

2-3 vs Sochi (A)

7

Goals Scored

9

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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