Sochi vs Arsenal Tula match preview

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht (47659 seats)

The league table in Premier League tells a story about these teams so far, with Sochi leading Arsenal Tula by 19 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Sochi have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Arsenal Tula has the most conceded goals in the first half (16) in Premier League

Sochi and Arsenal Tula 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.

It's quite the trip for Arsenal Tula when visiting Sochi as the cities are 1400 kilometers apart.

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Sochi form and stats

22 points is a decent return from 10 Premier League games here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht for Sochi. The data says 6 wins, 4 draws and 0 losses. The Sochi fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht and will expect new points from this game. Sochi has played ten games in a row here without a defeat.

Sochi are confident in defense, having played 274 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Sochi enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Krasnodar's place. The match ended 2-1 with Joãozinho and A. Zabolotny scoring. Ahead of that match, Sochi won a home game hosting Dinamo Moskva (2-0).

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Sochi matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, one draw and zero defeats (from two games).

Sochi have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht with 17 goals in 10 league matches. Sochi have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Arsenal Tula form and stats

Arsenal Tula, who have the fewest points (1) away in Premier League, have only collected 1 point from their away games in the Premier League, after 0-1-9 (10 played). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in ten away games in a row. It's a growing despair in Arsenal as they have recorded three consecutive losses.

K. Panchenko was the last player to score for the away team. Arsenal Tula haven't scored a league goal in the last 535 minutes.

It's the second away game in a row for Arsenal, but there's smiles all around after the 2-1 victory versus Zenit (placed 1st) in the Russian Cup last time out. A 0-1 defeat away at Rotor Volgograd before that.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Arsenal when being an outsider away as they are today, we find four matches with the visitors losing one time, drawing two and winning one game.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Arsenal's away games in the league this season with only 5 goals from 10 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. For Arsenal, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Arsenal Tula - Sochi 3-2. Head-to-head totals (for the last three meetings): Sochi won zero games, one match ended with a draw and Arsenal Tula has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / one

Top Goalscorers

SochiC. Noboa Tello
C. Noboa Tello
8 goals
SochiN. Burmistrov
N. Burmistrov
5 goals
SochiA. Zabolotnyi
A. Zabolotnyi
4 goals

Sochi missing players

Arsenal Tula missing players

Sochi Arsenal Tula
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
19 10 3 Played P 3 10 19
9 6 0 Won W 0 0 3
6 4 3 Drew D 0 1 5
4 0 0 Lost L 3 9 11
28 17 2 Scored S 3 5 17
22 8 2 Conceded C 10 20 30
95% 90% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 89%
74% 80% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 60% 63%
42% 30% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 40% 37%
32% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 30% 32%
16% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 10% 21%
63% 60% 67% BTTS BTTS 100% 50% 53%
32% 40% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 21%
11% 10% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 37%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.6 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.7 3.3 3.4
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 3
 
13 13.8 14.7 Shots (avg) S ( 11.3 13.6 14.1
5.1 5.9 4.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.9 3.8
29% 29% 15% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 13% 23%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Arsenal Tula has the fewest clean sheets (0) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula has the fewest points (1) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula has the most conceded goals in the first half (16) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula has the most dropped points from leading position (13) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula has the the worst goal difference (-15) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Arsenal Tula have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Arsenal Tula have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Arsenal Tula have yet to win a game away.
  • Arsenal Tula haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Sochi have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Sochi have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Sochi have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Arsenal Tula have scored 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.