Sochi supporters put their faith in manager V. Fedotov to deliver victory against Rostov

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

Premier League: First-class against not good enough, at least based on the league table. Sochi - Rostov. Home victory or a shock result?

Insights:
  • Sochi have the the best goal difference (+6) at home in Premier League
  • Rostov have the most conceded goals (20) in Premier League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

Rostov have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1800 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Sochi form and stats

3 victories, 0 draws and 1 defeat. That’s what Sochi, who have the the best goal difference (+6) at home in Premier League, have to build on here at Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht in the Premier League.

A strong away win for Sochi against Zenit the last match, as Sergey Terekhov and Mateo Cassierra were on target. Midfielder Ibragim Tsallagov was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.62 (out of ten) in that game. Tsallagov dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 47 successful passes (of 51 total).

Heartbreak before that as Sochi lost 0-3 at Krasnodar's place.

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

With an average of more than two goals per home game in the league (8 in 4 games), Sochi's attacking play is working. As for guarding their own goal, Sochi have only let in 2 goals at home.

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Rostov form and stats

2-2-1 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Rostov, who have the most conceded goals (20) in Premier League, in their Premier League matches away.

Rostov play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting Lokomotiv Moskva (placed 6th). The attacker Dmitri Poloz got a match rating of 7.95 in that game. Poloz scored one goal, hit five key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times.

Preceding that, the 1-2 home loss versus Akhmat Grozny.

Rostov are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is four wins, four draws and two defeats. From a total of ten matches.

Rostov has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 8 goals from 5 games. Rostov have conceded 8 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head statistics (for the former four meetings): Sochi won two games, one match ended with a tie and Rostov have one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: two / two

Top Goalscorers

SochiI. Popov
I. Popov
3 goals
RostovD. Poloz
D. Poloz
3 goals
RostovN. Komlichenko
N. Komlichenko
3 goals

Sochi missing players

Rostov missing players

Sochi Rostov
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
10 4 3 Played P 0 5 10
6 3 3 Won W 0 2 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 2 3
4 1 0 Lost L 0 1 5
14 8 8 Scored S 0 8 13
10 2 1 Conceded C 0 8 20
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
70% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 100%
60% 50% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 60% 60%
10% 25% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 20% 30%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 20% 20%
40% 25% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 90%
20% 50% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
40% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 10%
 
5.2 5.8 5 Corners for (avg) C F 0 4.6 3.7
3.9 3.8 3.7 Corners against (avg) C A 0 4.6 4.5
2.1 1 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
15.4 17 15.3 Shots (avg) S ( 0 12.4 11.9
4.8 6.5 6.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 4.6 4.3
29% 31% 42% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 35% 30%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • All of Rostov's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Rostov have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their matches.
  • Rostov have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Rostov have the fewest matches under the total-line (1) in Premier League
  • Rostov have the most conceded goals (20) in Premier League
  • Rostov have the most conceded goals in the second half (10) in Premier League
  • Rostov have the most dropped points from leading position (9) in Premier League
  • Rostov have won significantly more corners away than at home.
  • Rostov haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sochi have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Sochi have the the best goal difference (+6) at home in Premier League
  • Sochi haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  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 10 7 2 1 22 12 5 4 0 1 10 6 5 3 2 0 12 6 10 23
2 Dinamo Moskva 10 6 1 3 14 9 5 2 1 2 6 5 5 4 0 1 8 4 5 19
3 Sochi 10 6 0 4 14 10 4 3 0 1 8 2 6 3 0 3 6 8 4 18
4 Krasnodar 10 5 2 3 17 9 4 3 0 1 8 3 6 2 2 2 9 6 8 17
5 CSKA Moskva 10 5 2 3 13 8 5 3 1 1 5 2 5 2 1 2 8 6 5 17
6 Lokomotiv Moskva 10 4 5 1 13 8 5 3 1 1 9 5 5 1 4 0 4 3 5 17
7 Spartak Moskva 10 5 1 4 11 8 5 3 0 2 8 5 5 2 1 2 3 3 3 16
8 Rubin Kazan' 10 4 2 4 13 11 6 3 1 2 9 6 4 1 1 2 4 5 2 14
9 Olimpiyets 10 4 2 4 12 13 5 1 0 4 5 9 5 3 2 0 7 4 -1 14
10 Krylya Sovetov 10 4 1 5 12 13 4 2 0 2 6 5 6 2 1 3 6 8 -1 13
11 Akhmat Grozny 10 4 0 6 11 16 5 2 0 3 5 7 5 2 0 3 6 9 -5 12
12 Rostov 10 2 3 5 13 20 5 0 1 4 5 12 5 2 2 1 8 8 -7 9
13 Arsenal Tula 10 2 3 5 12 19 5 1 3 1 5 7 5 1 0 4 7 12 -7 9
14 Ural 10 2 3 5 5 13 6 1 3 2 4 6 4 1 0 3 1 7 -8 9
15 Ufa 10 2 2 6 11 17 6 1 2 3 8 10 4 1 0 3 3 7 -6 8
16 Khimki 10 1 5 4 8 15 5 0 4 1 4 6 5 1 1 3 4 9 -7 8

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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.