Premier League preview: Can Akhmat Grozny edge out victory against Krylya Sovetov?

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Akhmat Arena (30597 seats)

Premier League: The mid-table spots tell a story of the journey Akhmat Grozny and Krylya Sovetov have taken so far. Both contenders are ready for the match; bring it on!

Insights:
  • Akhmat Grozny have the fewest points from losing position (3) in Premier League
  • Krylya Sovetov have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Akhmat Grozny can neither be promoted or relegated from Premier League. Sovetov are still fighting for top positions and their benefits.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1600 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

Both contenders have had sufficient rest since their previous effort on the pitch. Let's aim for an in-your-face match!

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Akhmat Grozny form and stats

When playing at home in the Premier League, Akhmat Grozny have managed 8 wins, 0 draws and suffered 6 defeats from 14 games.

Defensively the home team are doing well, with their goalkeeper Georgi Sheliya not having conceded a league goal in 186 minutes.

It's back home for Akhmat Grozny, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating FK Nizjni Novgorod away with the result 1-0. Troshechkin found the net in that victory. Utsiev was on the receiving end of a red card in the Akhmat Grozny-FK Nizjni Novgorod match, being sent off in the 53rd minute. The game was drawn at that point, but the home side still managed to pull off a 1-0 victory. Shelia, who guards the goal, was given a match rating of 7.85 out of 10 in that game. Shelia topped it up with a clean sheet.

Ahead of that match, Akhmat won a home game hosting CSKA Moskva (2-0).

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Akhmat Grozny handle that role? We have found eleven games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are five wins, four draws and two defeats.

A decent goal production from Akhmat Grozny in their home games so far, with 22 goals from 14 league matches. 17 goals have been conceded.

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Krylya Sovetov form and stats

As the visiting team in Premier League matches, Krylya Sovetov have produced an overall stat of 5-2-7 so far. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Krylya Sovetov are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Sovetov go into this game after a win, the home game against Dinamo Moskva that ended 5-2. A mental fixture with lots of goals last time out for Krylya Sovetov, as mentioned above. 7 goals in that one, will this fixture be as enjoying? Midfielder Sarveli was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.65. Sarveli scored one goal, signed up for two assists, hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Spartak Moskva's place.

We have checked recent matches where Krylya Sovetov have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those four games were one victory, zero draws and three defeats.

20 goals have been conceded by Krylya Sovetov in these games.

Head 2 Head

It's not the first time these two sides face each other this season, as the statistics show this recent fixture: Krylya Sovetov - Akhmat 1-2. Head-to-head numbers (for the prior ten meetings): Akhmat Grozny won seven games, two matches ended with a draw and Krylya Sovetov have one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: five / five

Top Goalscorers

Akhmat GroznyD. Utkin
D. Utkin
9 goals
Krylya SovetovV. Sarveli
V. Sarveli
9 goals
Krylya SovetovM. Glushenkov
M. Glushenkov
7 goals

Akhmat Grozny missing players

Krylya Sovetov missing players

Akhmat Grozny Krylya Sovetov
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 14 3 Played P 3 14 28
12 8 1 Won W 0 5 12
2 0 0 Drew D 0 2 5
14 6 2 Lost L 3 7 11
34 22 4 Scored S 1 14 39
37 17 4 Conceded C 5 20 34
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 96%
79% 86% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 64% 71%
54% 57% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 50% 46%
18% 21% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 21% 21%
11% 14% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 14%
54% 57% 33% BTTS BTTS 33% 57% 54%
21% 21% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 29% 32%
32% 21% 33% Failed to Score F T 67% 21% 18%
 
4.5 4.9 6 Corners for (avg) C F 6.7 4.8 4.6
3.9 3 2.7 Corners against (avg) C A 3 4.9 4.2
2.7 2.4 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 2.6 2.1
4 1 0 Red cards R C 0 4 4
 
14.3 16.6 16.3 Shots (avg) S ( 14 11.6 12.6
4.7 5.5 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 3.9 4.2
26% 29% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 8% 25% 33%
 
11.2 10.4 11.7 Shots against (avg) S A 14.3 14.8 12.6
3.6 3.3 5.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 6 5.8 4.9
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Akhmat Grozny have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Akhmat Grozny have the fewest points from losing position (3) in Premier League
  • Akhmat Grozny haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Krylya Sovetov have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than 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 Zenit 28 19 7 2 65 26 15 13 1 1 43 15 13 6 6 1 22 11 39 64
2 Sochi 28 16 4 8 49 29 14 8 2 4 29 16 14 8 2 4 20 13 20 52
3 Dinamo Moskva 28 16 4 8 49 33 14 7 3 4 24 14 14 9 1 4 25 19 16 52
4 CSKA Moskva 28 14 5 9 38 28 14 8 3 3 20 9 14 6 2 6 18 19 10 47
5 Krasnodar 27 13 6 8 39 28 13 7 2 4 17 12 14 6 4 4 22 16 11 45
6 Krylya Sovetov 28 12 5 11 39 34 14 7 3 4 25 14 14 5 2 7 14 20 5 41
7 Lokomotiv Moskva 27 11 8 8 38 36 13 8 1 4 21 14 14 3 7 4 17 22 2 41
8 Akhmat Grozny 28 12 2 14 34 37 14 8 0 6 22 17 14 4 2 8 12 20 -3 38
9 Spartak Moskva 28 10 7 11 35 38 14 6 4 4 21 16 14 4 3 7 14 22 -3 37
10 Rostov 27 9 7 11 45 46 14 5 2 7 26 25 13 4 5 4 19 21 -1 34
11 Khimki 28 6 11 11 31 44 14 3 8 3 19 18 14 3 3 8 12 26 -13 29
12 FK Nizjni Novgorod 28 7 8 13 25 39 14 3 3 8 11 19 14 4 5 5 14 20 -14 29
13 Rubin Kazan 27 8 5 14 33 50 14 5 2 7 18 23 13 3 3 7 15 27 -17 29
14 Ural 28 6 9 13 22 34 14 2 6 6 8 14 14 4 3 7 14 20 -12 27
15 Ufa 27 4 11 12 25 38 13 2 7 4 14 16 14 2 4 8 11 22 -13 23
16 Arsenal Tula 27 5 7 15 27 54 13 3 6 4 15 19 14 2 1 11 12 35 -27 22

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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.