Pfl match prediction and preview for Zenit Izhevsk vs Ural 2 clash

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Competition: Russia Pfl
Competition: Sat 17.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Kupol (19100 seats)

Zenit Izhevsk hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 7 points and a 12th position in the Pfl table. Visiting Ural 2 holds 9th place with 15 pts.

Ural 2 could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Pfl game only four sleeps ago. That game was also an away game, at KAMAZ. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.

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Zenit Izhevsk form and stats

Zenit Izhevsk have played 5 Pfl games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 2-0-3 (wins-draws-losses). It's trouble wherever Izhevsk are playing these days as they have suffered four straight defeats now, regardless of arena. They really need to get back to winning ways. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Zenit Izhevsk, their manager S. Emeljanov and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

Zenit Izhevsk haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 270 minutes ago. N. Kasatkin scored that one.

The Izhevsk crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 0-1 to Chelyabinsk here at Stadion Kupol in a Pfl match.

The Izhevsk fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 6 in 5 matches. Zenit Izhevsk's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 6 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Ural 2 form and stats

The visitors are W2-D1-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Pfl. Ural 2 has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Two travels in a row for Ural 2, whose manager D. Klyuev could celebrate last time after the Pfl win against KAMAZ. Preceding that game was the away victory against Krylya Sovetov Samara II with the score of 2-1.

Ural are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 8 times in 5 away games so far. The Ural 2 manager D. Klyuev has some worries about the defense as 10 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

As for the last four games between these two teams, there's two Izhevsk victories, one draw and one Ural 2 wins. Over/under statistics; one of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Zenit IzhevskD. Sobolev
D. Sobolev
3 goals
Ural 2A. Golubtsov
A. Golubtsov
3 goals
Ural 2E. Tatarinov
E. Tatarinov
2 goals

Zenit Izhevsk missing players

Ural 2 missing players

Zenit Izhevsk Ural 2
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 1 5 10
2 2 1 Won W 1 2 4
1 0 0 Drew D 0 1 3
8 3 1 Lost L 0 2 3
8 6 2 Scored S 2 8 14
19 6 1 Conceded C 1 10 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
73% 60% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 90%
36% 40% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 80% 60%
18% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 60% 30%
18% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 10%
27% 20% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 80% 80%
9% 20% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 10%
64% 60% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 20% 10%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.8 1.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
80 33 20 Total Shots T S 9 32 82
26 8 8 Shots on Target S O 8 18 43
31% 75% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 44% 33%
Key stats in Pfl this season:
  • All of Ural 2's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Ural 2 have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Ural 2 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Ural 2 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 played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Zenit Izhevsk haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 10 8 1 1 16 6 4 3 0 1 4 1 6 5 1 0 12 5 10 25
2 Novosibirsk 11 6 5 0 17 7 4 1 3 0 6 5 7 5 2 0 11 2 10 23
3 Volga Ulyanovsk 10 6 3 1 12 3 5 3 1 1 5 1 5 3 2 0 7 2 9 21
4 Volna Kovernino 10 6 2 2 13 9 5 3 1 1 4 2 5 3 1 1 9 7 4 20
5 KAMAZ 10 6 1 3 28 10 4 3 0 1 16 3 6 3 1 2 12 7 18 19
6 Chelyabinsk 10 6 0 4 20 7 6 4 0 2 16 4 4 2 0 2 4 3 13 18
7 Dinamo Barnaul 11 5 2 4 16 14 5 2 1 2 7 8 6 3 1 2 9 6 2 17
8 Zvezda Perm 9 4 3 2 17 12 5 3 2 0 10 6 4 1 1 2 7 6 5 15
9 Ural 2 10 4 3 3 14 15 5 2 2 1 6 5 5 2 1 2 8 10 -1 15
10 Nosta 11 4 1 6 18 19 6 2 1 3 14 12 5 2 0 3 4 7 -1 13
11 Lada SOK 9 2 2 5 8 12 5 1 2 2 3 4 4 1 0 3 5 8 -4 8
12 Zenit Izhevsk 11 2 1 8 8 19 5 2 0 3 6 6 6 0 1 5 2 13 -11 7
13 Orenburg II 10 2 1 7 8 20 6 1 0 5 4 13 4 1 1 2 4 7 -12 7
14 Krylya Sovetov Samara II 11 1 1 9 11 28 5 1 0 4 9 10 6 0 1 5 2 18 -17 4
15 Lada Tolyatti 9 1 0 8 5 30 6 1 0 5 4 17 3 0 0 3 1 13 -25 3

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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.