Evenly matched teams: Akhmat Grozny vs Dinamo Moskva match preview

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 13:30 (UTC)
Venue: Akhmat Arena (30597 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Premier League table so far. Here's the Akhmat Grozny - Dinamo Moskva latest:

Insights:
  • Akhmat Grozny has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Premier League
  • Dinamo Moskva has the fewest points from losing position (0) in Premier League

Akhmat Grozny and Dinamo Moskva should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

These teams have little in common geographically as Dinamo Moskva have to travel 1800 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Akhmat Grozny form and stats

The story so far in the Premier League for Akhmat Grozny at their home stadium (Akhmat Arena) is 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats.

Akhmat are anxiously hoping for a goal as it's been 397 minutes since the last one in league fixtures. (Scored by B. Berisha).

Akhmat Grozny enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Rostov's place. The match ended 1-0 with B. Berisha scoring. In the match before that, Akhmat Grozny hosted Rubin Kazan and drew the Premier League game 0-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Akhmat have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won five, drawn two and lost four.

The Akhmat fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 12 in 10 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Akhmat Grozny have only conceded 9 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Dinamo Moskva form and stats

Dinamo Moskva have only collected 8 points from their away games in the Premier League, after 2-2-6 (10 played). The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on S. Schwarz, the Dinamo Moskva manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

Dinamo won their last game, 2-0 versus Spartak Moskva played at home. A 0-2 defeat away at Sochi before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Dinamo Moskva playing away and similar expectations, we found two relevant matches. Results were zero Dinamo wins, one draw and one defeat.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Dinamo as they have only managed to score 9 times from 10 away games in the league. As for defending, Dinamo rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 18 goals from these away matches. It's worth mentioning that 9 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Dinamo Moskva - Akhmat 1-0 entered in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Akhmat Grozny two wins, five draws and Dinamo Moskva three victories. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), eight games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Akhmat GroznyB. Berisha
B. Berisha
6 goals
AkhmatV. Ilyin
V. Ilyin
4 goals
Dinamo MoskvaD. Lesovoy
D. Lesovoy
4 goals

Akhmat Grozny missing players

Dinamo Moskva missing players

Akhmat Grozny Dinamo Moskva
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
19 10 3 Played P 0 10 19
7 4 1 Won W 0 2 9
5 3 2 Drew D 0 2 3
7 3 0 Lost L 0 6 7
19 12 2 Scored S 0 9 24
21 9 0 Conceded C 0 18 21
84% 80% 33% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 95%
63% 60% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 90% 68%
37% 40% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 40% 32%
21% 30% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 30% 26%
5% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 10% 11%
32% 30% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 60% 42%
32% 40% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 10% 37%
53% 50% 67% Failed to Score F T 0% 30% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.1 2 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2.6 3.3
6 1 0 Red cards R C 0 2 6
 
13.8 15.9 13.3 Shots (avg) S ( 0 14.7 15.2
4.7 5.3 5.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 6.2 5.6
21% 23% 12% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 15% 23%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Akhmat Grozny has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Premier League
  • Akhmat Grozny have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Dinamo Moskva has the fewest points from losing position (0) in Premier League
  • Dinamo Moskva have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Dinamo Moskva haven’t played a single 0-0 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 Zenit 19 12 5 2 43 15 10 9 0 1 33 10 9 3 5 1 10 5 28 41
2 CSKA Moskva 19 11 4 4 35 17 10 5 3 2 21 12 9 6 1 2 14 5 18 37
3 Spartak Moskva 19 10 5 4 33 21 9 5 3 1 17 8 10 5 2 3 16 13 12 35
4 Sochi 19 9 6 4 28 22 10 6 4 0 17 8 9 3 2 4 11 14 6 33
5 Rostov 19 10 2 7 24 20 9 4 1 4 12 9 10 6 1 3 12 11 4 32
6 Krasnodar 19 9 3 7 35 19 10 7 2 1 27 8 9 2 1 6 8 11 16 30
7 Dinamo Moskva 19 9 3 7 24 21 9 7 1 1 15 3 10 2 2 6 9 18 3 30
8 Rubin Kazan 19 8 4 7 24 25 9 3 3 3 11 11 10 5 1 4 13 14 -1 28
9 Lokomotiv Moskva 19 8 4 7 21 25 9 6 1 2 12 7 10 2 3 5 9 18 -4 28
10 Akhmat Grozny 19 7 5 7 19 21 10 4 3 3 12 9 9 3 2 4 7 12 -2 26
11 Khimki 19 7 4 8 24 30 10 5 1 4 12 12 9 2 3 4 12 18 -6 25
12 Ural 19 4 9 6 16 23 9 3 4 2 9 9 10 1 5 4 7 14 -7 21
13 Arsenal Tula 19 3 5 11 17 30 9 3 4 2 12 10 10 0 1 9 5 20 -13 14
14 Rotor Volgograd 19 3 5 11 9 30 10 2 1 7 4 14 9 1 4 4 5 16 -21 14
15 Tambov 19 3 4 12 13 29 10 2 2 6 6 10 9 1 2 6 7 19 -16 13
16 Ufa 19 3 4 12 14 31 9 1 3 5 8 11 10 2 1 7 6 20 -17 13

Read more about Premier League

The Premier League, or the Russian Football Championship, is the top level football league in Russia. It has 16 teams who play each other home and away for a total of 30 matches each. After this the top team in the league table is the champion, the bottom two relegated directly while two teams play a relegation playoff.