Premier League duel: Close contest expected between Rostov and Rubin Kazan'

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Rostov Arena

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Rostov in 8th and Rubin Kazan' in 7th place.

Insights:
  • Rostov have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Rubin Kazan' have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Rostov form and stats

Rostov have played 11 Premier League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-2-5 (wins-draws-losses).

A strong away win before that one, visiting Rotor Volgograd and winning 4-0.

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

Rostov are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 14 goals in 11 games. 12 goals have been conceded. It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Rubin Kazan' form and stats

7 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. That’s the product of Rubin Kazan' playing as the away team in the Premier League this season. Kazan' love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.

Preceding that, the 1-3 home loss versus Khimki.

World class coaching! That was the thoughts of manager L. Slutskiy when Khvicha Kvaratskhelia scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute.

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

Kazan' has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 18 goals from 12 games. Kazan' have conceded 14 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Rostov and Rubin Kazan' have met before this season: Rubin Kazan' - Rostov 0-2. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Rostov won five games, four matches ended with a draw and Rubin Kazan' has one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / eight

Top Goalscorers

Rubin Kazan'Đ. Despotović
Đ. Despotović
11 goals
Rubin Kazan'D. Makarov
D. Makarov
6 goals
RostovK. Hashimoto
K. Hashimoto
5 goals

Rostov missing players

Rubin Kazan' missing players

Rostov Rubin Kazan'
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
24 11 2 Played P 3 12 24
11 4 0 Won W 0 7 12
4 2 1 Drew D 0 1 4
9 5 1 Lost L 3 4 8
32 14 0 Scored S 3 18 33
26 12 2 Conceded C 8 14 29
92% 82% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
62% 64% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 79%
38% 45% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 58% 50%
29% 27% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 33% 29%
17% 18% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 8% 4%
29% 27% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 50% 50%
46% 45% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 42% 33%
33% 45% 100% Failed to Score F T 33% 17% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 1.5 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.3 3.2 3.2
5 1 1 Red cards R C 0 3 6
 
10.6 11 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 13.3 14.3 14
3.9 4.3 4.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.3 4.9 5.2
34% 30% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 23% 31% 26%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Rostov have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Rubin Kazan' 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 23 14 6 3 53 21 12 10 1 1 39 12 11 4 5 2 14 9 32 48
2 Spartak Moskva 24 14 5 5 49 28 12 7 3 2 28 12 12 7 2 3 21 16 21 47
3 CSKA Moskva 24 13 4 7 42 25 12 6 3 3 25 15 12 7 1 4 17 10 17 43
4 Lokomotiv Moskva 24 13 4 7 32 26 11 8 1 2 17 8 13 5 3 5 15 18 6 43
5 Dinamo Moskva 24 13 3 8 36 26 12 9 1 2 22 5 12 4 2 6 14 21 10 42
6 Sochi 24 11 7 6 38 26 12 8 4 0 26 8 12 3 3 6 12 18 12 40
7 Rubin Kazan' 24 12 4 8 33 29 12 5 3 4 15 15 12 7 1 4 18 14 4 40
8 Rostov 24 11 4 9 32 26 11 4 2 5 14 12 13 7 2 4 18 14 6 37
9 Khimki 23 10 5 8 30 32 12 7 1 4 15 13 11 3 4 4 15 19 -2 35
10 Krasnodar 24 10 4 10 44 35 13 7 3 3 31 18 11 3 1 7 13 17 9 34
11 Akhmat Grozny 24 9 5 10 27 29 12 5 3 4 15 11 12 4 2 6 12 18 -2 32
12 Ural 24 6 11 7 22 30 12 5 5 2 12 9 12 1 6 5 10 21 -8 29
13 Rotor Volgograd 24 4 6 14 12 38 13 2 2 9 4 20 11 2 4 5 8 18 -26 18
14 Arsenal Tula 24 4 5 15 19 42 11 4 4 3 14 14 13 0 1 12 5 28 -23 17
15 Ufa 24 3 5 16 15 41 11 1 3 7 8 15 13 2 2 9 7 26 -26 14
16 Tambov 24 3 4 17 15 45 13 2 2 9 8 19 11 1 2 8 7 26 -30 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.