An important duel in the bottom section of the Pfl, with both Essentuki and Tuapse experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 15th and the visitors in 17th place.
Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.
Essentuki form and stats
Overall Pfl stats at home this season for Essentuki are 1-0-3 (wins-draw-losses).
No payout for Essentuki in their previous match, an away game at Inter Cherkessk that ended in defeat 0-2. Preceding that match was the home game against Urozhay that was lost 1-5.
The Essentuki fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 6 goals in 4 league matches. Neutralizing the opposition is a challenge, Essentuki having conceded 10 goals here so far.
Tuapse form and stats
It's not happening yet for Tuapse on their Pfl travels, with zero points from their first 2 away games. Maybe today will be different? Tuapse seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?
The manager S. Lezhentsev was unhappy after their last game, a Pfl match played at their home ground. Tuapse suffered a 1-5 loss to Kuban Kholding (placed 1st).
Tuapse lost the plot completely in their previous game, as mentioned above. They need to recover quickly from that 1-5 beating and focus on this one.
The visitors will be packing their bags again in only two days as another away game awaits: The Pfl trip to Krasnodar 3.
It's early days yet, but Tuapse has scored 2 and conceded 9 goals from their travels in the league so far (2 games).
Head 2 Head
Essentuki missing players
Tuapse missing players
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|100%||100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%||100%|
|89%||100%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||100%||100%||100%|
|44%||75%||100%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||100%||100%||88%|
|22%||50%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||100%||100%||50%|
|22%||50%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||100%||100%||50%|
|11%||25%||0%||Clean Sheets||C S||0%||0%||0%|
|44%||0%||0%||Failed to Score||F T||0%||50%||25%|
|0||0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0||0|
|0||0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0||0|
|2||2||0||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||0||4||4|
|0||0||0||Red cards||R C||0||0||0|
|39||20||0||Total Shots||T S||0||15||61|
|11||7||0||Shots on Target||S O||0||4||18|
|55%||71%||0%||Goal Efficiency||G E||0%||0%||22%|
- All of Essentuki's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
- All of Tuapse's away-matches have had more than 4,5 goals.
- Essentuki have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
- Essentuki have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
- Essentuki have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Tuapse have scored away.
- Essentuki have scored in all their home matches so far.
- Essentuki haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
- Tuapse has the fewest matches under the total-line (1) in Pfl
- Tuapse has the fewest points (0) away in Pfl
- Tuapse has the most conceded goals (28) in Pfl
- Tuapse has the most conceded goals in the second half (14) in Pfl
- Tuapse has the the worst goal difference (-21) in Pfl
- Tuapse have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
- Tuapse have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
- Tuapse have lost all their away matches so far.
- Tuapse haven’t played a single 0-0 game.