Balanced ball game between Avangard Kursk and Znamya Noginsk expected

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Competition: Russia Pfl
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Trudovye Reservy (11329 seats)

Avangard Kursk hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 10 points and a 13th position in the Pfl table. Visiting Znamya Noginsk holds 10th place with 13 pts.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Avangard Kursk form and stats

The story so far in the Pfl for Avangard Kursk at their home stadium (Stadion Trudovye Reservy) is 2 wins, 3 draws and 0 defeats.

No payout for Avangard in their previous match, an away game at Fakel II that ended in defeat 0-1. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Kaluga that ended 1-1.

This is expected to be a close game, with Avangard Kursk perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Avangard as a small favourite), we find three games. Avangard Kursk has won zero of these, drawn two and lost one.

Avangard have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stadion Trudovye Reservy with 8 goals in 5 league matches. From these home matches, Avangard Kursk have conceded only 4 goals.

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Znamya Noginsk form and stats

2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. That’s the product of Znamya Noginsk playing as the away team in the Pfl this season.

There were no winners in Noginsk's previous match, a Pfl home game that ended 1-1 vs Sokol Saratov (placed 1st). Preceding that game was the away victory against Metallurg Vidnoye with the score of 2-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Znamya Noginsk playing away and similar expectations, we found three relevant matches. Results were one Noginsk win, one draw and one defeat.

Noginsk have scored 8 goals on their travels this season, from 6 away games in the league. Znamya Noginsk have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

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Avangard Kursk missing players

Znamya Noginsk missing players

Avangard Kursk Znamya Noginsk
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
10 5 1 Played P 3 6 10
2 2 0 Won W 2 2 3
4 3 1 Drew D 1 3 4
4 0 0 Lost L 0 1 3
9 8 1 Scored S 5 8 14
14 4 1 Conceded C 2 7 12
80% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 83% 90%
70% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 83% 90%
40% 40% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 50% 60%
20% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 33% 20%
20% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
40% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 67% 83% 80%
30% 40% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 17% 20%
50% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 17% 10%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 1.8 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 3 2.8
3 1 1 Red cards R C 2 3 4
 
117 75 13 Total Shots T S 22 40 67
49 34 5 Shots on Target S O 13 21 37
12% 15% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 38% 38% 30%
Key stats in Pfl this season:
  • Avangard Kursk has the fewest scored goals in the first half (1) in Pfl
  • Avangard Kursk have not yet lost a game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sokol Saratov 11 7 3 1 20 5 5 4 1 0 11 0 6 3 2 1 9 5 15 24
2 Saturn Ramenskoye 10 6 2 2 21 7 5 5 0 0 13 0 5 1 2 2 8 7 14 20
3 Salyut Belgorod 11 5 4 2 16 5 6 3 2 1 12 3 5 2 2 1 4 2 11 19
4 Metallurg Lipetsk 10 5 3 2 17 12 6 2 3 1 10 5 4 3 0 1 7 7 5 18
5 Krasnyy-SGAFKST 10 4 4 2 12 6 6 2 2 2 7 5 4 2 2 0 5 1 6 16
6 Ryazan 10 5 1 4 15 12 6 3 1 2 10 7 4 2 0 2 5 5 3 16
7 Khimik Novomoskovsk 10 4 4 2 12 10 5 3 1 1 7 5 5 1 3 1 5 5 2 16
8 Strogino 10 4 2 4 10 14 5 2 2 1 7 6 5 2 0 3 3 8 -4 14
9 Kvant 10 4 2 4 10 17 5 3 1 1 6 4 5 1 1 3 4 13 -7 14
10 Znamya Noginsk 10 3 4 3 14 12 4 1 1 2 6 5 6 2 3 1 8 7 2 13
11 Kaluga 10 4 1 5 11 10 4 2 0 2 7 5 6 2 1 3 4 5 1 13
12 Khimki 2 10 4 0 6 13 24 5 3 0 2 7 5 5 1 0 4 6 19 -11 12
13 Avangard Kursk 10 2 4 4 9 14 5 2 3 0 8 4 5 0 1 4 1 10 -5 10
14 Metallurg Vidnoye 10 3 0 7 11 17 5 2 0 3 7 8 5 1 0 4 4 9 -6 9
15 Fakel II 10 2 0 8 8 21 5 2 0 3 7 9 5 0 0 5 1 12 -13 6
16 Sakhalin 10 1 2 7 6 19 4 1 1 2 5 4 6 0 1 5 1 15 -13 5

Read more about Pfl

The Professional Football League (PFL) is the third level of Russian football. It is divided into five divisions (or zones) based on the team’s location. The divisions have a varying number of teams, in total about 60. The top team of each league table is promoted while the bottom team is relegated.