Match preview Pfl: Chelyabinsk - Zenit Izhevsk at Stadion Central'nyj

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Competition: Russia Pfl
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Central'nyj (15000 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Chelyabinsk are in the 6th position while the guesting Zenit Izhevsk worry at 13th.

Insights:
  • Chelyabinsk have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Zenit Izhevsk have yet to win a game away.

Zenit Izhevsk could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Pfl game only four sleeps ago. That game, against Ural 2, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for Zenit Izhevsk.

This pitch has artifical turf, which is not Zenit Izhevsk's usual surface at their own ground. When playing on artifical turf Zenit Izhevsk have performed like this: Played 13 matches resulting in 2 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats with the goal stats 7-19 (scored/conceded).

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Chelyabinsk form and stats

18 points is a decent return from 9 Pfl games here at Stadion Central'nyj for Chelyabinsk. The data says 6 wins, 0 draws and 3 losses. Chelyabinsk has recorded two wins in a row here at Stadion Central'nyj, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

Chelyabinsk lost their last game at KAMAZ (placed 3rd) after a 1-3 scoreline. In the preceding match a 1-0 victory visiting Ural 2.

Chelyabinsk are showing their attacking force in their league home games this season, scoring more than 2,5 goals per game on average (25 goals in 9 games). Chelyabinsk have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Zenit Izhevsk form and stats

There's been little loot from Zenit Izhevsk's travels as they have only collected 2 points from 9 away games in the Pfl. Zenit Izhevsk only have 0 wins to counter their 7 defeats and 2 draws. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Izhevsk, who have now gone ten games without a victory. The Nosta game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since.

Izhevsk has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Ural 2 for a Pfl game that ended a draw (0-0). Prior to that match, the Zenit Izhevsk manager K. Kaygorodov faced defeat when travelling to KAMAZ and losing 1-3.

Izhevsk are seemingly not capable of scoring regularly on their travels in the league. They have only managed 3 goals from 9 away games. The Zenit Izhevsk manager K. Kaygorodov has some worries about the defense as 18 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Zenit Izhevsk - Chelyabinsk 0-1 earlier this season. Chelyabinsk-Zenit Izhevsk H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Chelyabinsk three wins, Zenit Izhevsk four wins, three draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ChelyabinskI. Belyakov
I. Belyakov
7 goals
ChelyabinskM. Shaymordanov
M. Shaymordanov
4 goals
Zenit IzhevskD. Sobolev
D. Sobolev
4 goals

Chelyabinsk missing players

Zenit Izhevsk missing players

Chelyabinsk Zenit Izhevsk
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
16 9 2 Played P 2 9 16
9 6 2 Won W 0 0 2
1 0 0 Drew D 1 2 3
6 3 0 Lost L 1 7 11
32 25 13 Scored S 1 3 11
15 8 0 Conceded C 4 18 28
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 89% 94%
69% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 78% 75%
62% 89% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 38%
31% 33% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 22% 25%
12% 22% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 11% 12%
38% 33% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 38%
38% 44% 100% Clean Sheets C S 50% 11% 12%
25% 22% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 67% 56%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.6 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.2 2.3
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.4 12.3 18.5 Shots (avg) S ( 12.5 8.4 8.9
4.8 5.7 10.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.5 3.9 3.5
47% 55% 62% Goal Efficiency G E 9% 9% 21%
Key stats in Pfl this season:
  • Chelyabinsk have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Chelyabinsk have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Chelyabinsk have scored more than double the goals of Zenit Izhevsk.
  • Chelyabinsk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Zenit Izhevsk have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Zenit Izhevsk have yet to win a game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Tyumen 16 11 3 2 26 11 8 5 1 2 11 4 8 6 2 0 15 7 15 36
2 Novosibirsk 15 10 5 0 31 10 7 4 3 0 14 6 8 6 2 0 17 4 21 35
3 KAMAZ 16 11 1 4 44 16 8 6 0 2 26 8 8 5 1 2 18 8 28 34
4 Zvezda Perm 16 9 4 3 34 20 8 5 3 0 20 9 8 4 1 3 14 11 14 31
5 Volga Ulyanovsk 16 9 4 3 19 8 8 4 2 2 8 3 8 5 2 1 11 5 11 31
6 Chelyabinsk 16 9 1 6 32 15 9 6 0 3 25 8 7 3 1 3 7 7 17 28
7 Volna Kovernino 16 7 3 6 20 19 8 3 1 4 6 8 8 4 2 2 14 11 1 24
8 Dinamo Barnaul 14 7 2 5 20 19 7 4 1 2 11 8 7 3 1 3 9 11 1 23
9 Nosta 15 5 3 7 23 26 7 3 1 3 18 12 8 2 2 4 5 14 -3 18
10 Ural 2 16 4 6 6 18 24 8 2 4 2 8 8 8 2 2 4 10 16 -6 18
11 Lada SOK 15 3 5 7 19 17 7 1 4 2 4 5 8 2 1 5 15 12 2 14
12 Krylya Sovetov Samara II 14 3 1 10 18 34 7 2 0 5 13 16 7 1 1 5 5 18 -16 10
13 Zenit Izhevsk 16 2 3 11 11 28 7 2 1 4 8 10 9 0 2 7 3 18 -17 9
14 Orenburg II 16 2 2 12 8 35 9 1 1 7 4 19 7 1 1 5 4 16 -27 8
15 Lada Tolyatti 15 2 1 12 9 50 8 2 0 6 7 25 7 0 1 6 2 25 -41 7

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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.