Betting preview: Arsenal Tula vs Sochi should be interesting

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Arsenal (20074 seats)

The visiting Sochi side should be favourites in this visit to Arsenal Tula, as the away team holds a 10 point advantage from their seven league games this season.

It’s a hectic schedule for the away team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Russian Cup. That game, against Zvezda Perm, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for Sochi.

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1400 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Arsenal Tula form and stats

The story so far in the Premier League for Arsenal Tula at their home stadium (Stadion Arsenal) is 1 win, 2 draws and 1 defeat.

No payout for Arsenal in their previous match, an away game at Zenit that ended in defeat 1-3. A defeat was the result before that one, 1-2 away at Spartak Moskva.

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 Arsenal have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found six matches with the results: Won one, drawn three and lost two.

The manager S. Podpaly will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Salyut Belgorod in only three days.

Arsenal are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 5 goals in 4 games. Arsenal Tula have conceded 4 in these home matches.

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Sochi form and stats

Playing away, Sochi, who have the most points (10) away in Premier League, have won 3 games, drawn 1 and suffered 0 defeats in the Premier League this season. Sochi have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

The Sochi goalkeeper Soslan Dzhanaev is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 308 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Sochi play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 1-0 victory visiting Zvezda Perm. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Akhmat Grozny at their stadium, the result 1-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Sochi in our archives, and the results are: one win for Sochi, two draws and one defeat.

Sochi has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 6 goals from 4 games. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (3 so far).

Head 2 Head

Arsenal Tula-Sochi H2H statistics last two meetings regardless of arena: Arsenal Tula one win, Sochi zero wins, one draw. one of these two matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

SochiC. Noboa Tello
C. Noboa Tello
5 goals
ArsenalD. Lesovoy
D. Lesovoy
2 goals
SochiN. Burmistrov
N. Burmistrov
2 goals

Arsenal Tula missing players

Sochi missing players

Arsenal Tula Sochi
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
7 4 0 Played P 2 4 7
1 1 0 Won W 2 3 4
2 2 0 Drew D 0 1 3
4 1 0 Lost L 0 0 0
7 5 0 Scored S 3 6 10
11 4 0 Conceded C 1 3 6
86% 75% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 86%
86% 75% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 50% 57%
43% 25% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 43%
29% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 29%
14% 25% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 14%
57% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 57%
29% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 50% 43%
29% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 14%
 
5.3 6.5 0 Corners for (avg) C F 5 5.2 7
3.7 3.2 0 Corners against (avg) C A 1 2.2 3.4
3.9 4 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 2 1.9
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
105 66 0 Total Shots T S 33 56 94
27 16 0 Shots on Target S O 15 20 32
26% 31% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 30% 31%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Arsenal Tula has the most conceded goals in the first half (7) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Sochi has the most points (10) away in Premier League
  • Sochi have not yet lost a game.
  • Sochi have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sochi have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Sochi have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded.
  • Sochi have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Sochi haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Sochi is in the best form (4-2-0)

  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 7 5 1 1 13 4 3 3 0 0 9 3 4 2 1 1 4 1 9 16
2 Sochi 7 4 3 0 10 6 3 1 2 0 4 3 4 3 1 0 6 3 4 15
3 Spartak Moskva 7 4 2 1 11 8 4 3 1 0 8 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 3 14
4 CSKA Moskva 7 4 1 2 13 7 3 2 0 1 6 4 4 2 1 1 7 3 6 13
5 Rubin Kazan' 7 3 2 2 11 9 4 1 2 1 6 5 3 2 0 1 5 4 2 11
6 Dinamo Moskva 7 3 2 2 6 4 4 2 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 3 3 2 11
7 Rostov 7 3 2 2 4 5 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 3 3 -1 11
8 Akhmat Grozny 7 3 1 3 8 10 3 1 0 2 3 5 4 2 1 1 5 5 -2 10
9 Lokomotiv Moskva 7 2 3 2 7 6 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 1 2 1 4 3 1 9
10 Ural 7 2 3 2 6 6 4 2 1 1 5 4 3 0 2 1 1 2 0 9
11 Krasnodar 6 2 2 2 7 4 3 1 2 0 4 2 3 1 0 2 3 2 3 8
12 Tambov 7 2 1 4 7 10 4 2 0 2 3 2 3 0 1 2 4 8 -3 7
13 Arsenal Tula 7 1 2 4 7 11 4 1 2 1 5 4 3 0 0 3 2 7 -4 5
14 Ufa 7 1 2 4 5 13 4 0 2 2 2 6 3 1 0 2 3 7 -8 5
15 Khimki 7 0 3 4 5 11 3 0 1 2 2 5 4 0 2 2 3 6 -6 3
16 Rotor Volgograd 6 0 2 4 3 9 3 0 0 3 1 5 3 0 2 1 2 4 -6 2

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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.