Open game expected at Arena Khimki: Khimki vs Ufa preview

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Khimki (30457 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Premier League, with both Khimki and Ufa experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 11th and the visitors in 16th place.

Insights:
  • Khimki is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • Ufa has the most conceded goals (31) in Premier League

Khimki and Ufa 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.

Ufa have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1300 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Khimki form and stats

Overall Premier League stats at home this season for Khimki are 5-1-4 (wins-draw-losses). Ever since the Zenit game Khimki has been unbeatable here at Arena Khimki producing four straight wins.

Khimki's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-2 versus Krylya Sovetov. Ahead of that match, Khimki won a home game hosting Lokomotiv Moskva (3-2).

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

The Khimki fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 12 in 10 matches. Khimki's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 12 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Ufa form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Ufa, who have the most conceded goals (31) in Premier League, so far with only 7 points returning home. The records show 2-1-7 (win-draw-lose). The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Ufa have lost on their last two travels.

Ufa are looking to quickly end their 200 minutes long goal drought in the Premier League.

Ufa lost away at Krasnodar (0-1) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. Prior to that match, the Ufa manager R. Rakhimov faced defeat when travelling to Krasnodar and losing 0-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found ten similar matches played by Ufa in our archives, and the results are: three wins for Ufa, four draws and three defeats.

After this away game Ufa return home for a Russian Cup game against Ural. That game is only four sleeps after this.

The attacking power of Ufa when travelling is not overwhelming with 6 goals scored from 10 league matches away. The Ufa manager R. Rakhimov has some worries about the defense as 20 goals have been conceded in these travels. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Ufa - Khimki 1-2.

Top Goalscorers

KhimkiA. Koryan
A. Koryan
4 goals
KhimkiI. Kukharchuk
I. Kukharchuk
4 goals
KhimkiR. Mirzov
R. Mirzov
4 goals

Khimki missing players

Ufa missing players

Khimki Ufa
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
19 10 2 Played P 3 10 19
7 5 1 Won W 1 2 3
4 1 1 Drew D 0 1 4
8 4 0 Lost L 2 7 12
24 12 2 Scored S 3 6 14
30 12 1 Conceded C 5 20 31
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
79% 70% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 60% 63%
42% 30% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 40% 42%
26% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 30% 21%
16% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 20% 11%
58% 40% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 30% 37%
26% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 10% 16%
16% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 60% 53%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.4 3.3 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4.7 3.2 3.2
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
12.6 14.9 13 Shots (avg) S ( 7.7 7.2 8.6
4.6 5.2 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.3 2.9
27% 23% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 26% 25%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Khimki haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Khimki is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • Ufa has the fewest clean sheets (3) in Premier League
  • Ufa has the fewest matches under the total-line (7) in Premier League
  • Ufa has the most conceded goals (31) in Premier League
  • Ufa has the most conceded goals in the second half (19) in Premier League
  • Ufa have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Ufa 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

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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.