Premier League preview: Can Ufa edge out victory against Arsenal Tula?

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sat 14.May
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)

Premier League: We're looking at an exciting and key battle starring Ufa and Arsenal Tula. Both teams need the win!

Insights:
  • Ufa have the fewest scored goals in the first half (6) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the most conceded goals (55) in Premier League

Ufa are fighting like crazy to avoid relegation and desperately need points in this fixture. Arsenal Tula are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

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

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.

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Ufa form and stats

With 2 Premier League wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Ufa are certainly not brimming with confidence. Two draws in a row at home now for Ufa.

The spoils were shared in Ufa's previous game, also at home. Visiting Rostov (placed 10th) travelled back with a draw after a 0-0 scoreline. Midfield player Kabutov got a match rating of 7.82 in that game, the max score being 10. Kabutov hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times.

A 1-1 draw away before that, with Khimki the opponent.

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

Ufa have conceded 16 in these home matches. Ufa has at home met teams with this table position (low), four times. It has ended with less than 2.5 goals 3 of 4 times.

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Arsenal Tula form and stats

There's been little loot from Arsenal Tula's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 14 away games in the Premier League. Arsenal Tula only have 2 wins to counter their 11 defeats and 1 draw. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Arsenal Tula, who have now gone eleven games without a victory. The Khimki game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since.

There were no winners in Arsenal's previous match, the home game that ended 1-1 vs Krasnodar (placed 5th). Tkachev got a match rating of 8.11 in that game, top player of the team. Tkachev served one assist and hit seven key passes.

Preceding that match was the 2-2 draw at home vs Olimpiyets.

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

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Arsenal as they have only managed to score 12 times from 14 away games in the league. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. The Arsenal Tula manager Božović has some worries about the defense as 35 goals have been conceded in these travels.

Head 2 Head

This isn't the first time these parties meet on the pitch this season, as the fixture list show this recent fixture: Arsenal Tula - Ufa 0-0. Last ten meetings involving these contenders: Ufa won four, Arsenal Tula triumphed in three and we saw three draws. four games with over 2,5 goals, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

UfaG. Agalarov
G. Agalarov
18 goals
Arsenal TulaE. Kangwa
E. Kangwa
3 goals
Arsenal TulaK. Kangwa
K. Kangwa
3 goals

Ufa missing players

Arsenal Tula missing players

Ufa Arsenal Tula
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
4 2 1 Won W 2 2 5
12 8 2 Drew D 0 1 8
12 4 1 Lost L 2 11 15
25 14 4 Scored S 5 12 28
38 16 4 Conceded C 6 35 55
89% 86% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 89%
79% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 93% 86%
36% 29% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 71% 68%
14% 14% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 43% 36%
7% 14% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 21% 14%
64% 71% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 61%
14% 21% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 11%
32% 21% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 50% 39%
 
4.4 5.1 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 6.2 4.2 4.1
5 4 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 6.4 5.7
2.8 3.2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.6 2.8
7 3 1 Red cards R C 0 3 4
 
11.3 12.7 13.5 Shots (avg) S ( 13.5 9.1 10
3.3 3.6 4.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.8 2.9 3.4
27% 27% 21% Goal Efficiency G E 26% 30% 29%
 
13.6 11 11.2 Shots against (avg) S A 12.8 17.1 15.5
4.8 3.9 3.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5.5 6.9 5.9
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • 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 the fewest clean sheets (0) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the fewest points (7) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the most conceded goals (35) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the most conceded goals (55) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the most matches over the total-line (13) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the the worst goal difference (-23) away in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula have the the worst goal difference (-27) in Premier League
  • Arsenal Tula haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Arsenal Tula is in the worst form (0-3-3)
  • Ufa have the fewest scored goals in the first half (6) in Premier League

  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 28 19 7 2 65 26 15 13 1 1 43 15 13 6 6 1 22 11 39 64
2 Sochi 28 16 4 8 49 29 14 8 2 4 29 16 14 8 2 4 20 13 20 52
3 Dinamo Moskva 28 16 4 8 49 33 14 7 3 4 24 14 14 9 1 4 25 19 16 52
4 CSKA Moskva 28 14 5 9 38 28 14 8 3 3 20 9 14 6 2 6 18 19 10 47
5 Krasnodar 28 13 7 8 40 29 13 7 2 4 17 12 15 6 5 4 23 17 11 46
6 Lokomotiv Moskva 28 12 8 8 39 36 14 9 1 4 22 14 14 3 7 4 17 22 3 44
7 Krylya Sovetov 28 12 5 11 39 34 14 7 3 4 25 14 14 5 2 7 14 20 5 41
8 Akhmat Grozny 28 12 2 14 34 37 14 8 0 6 22 17 14 4 2 8 12 20 -3 38
9 Spartak Moskva 28 10 7 11 35 38 14 6 4 4 21 16 14 4 3 7 14 22 -3 37
10 Rostov 28 9 8 11 45 46 14 5 2 7 26 25 14 4 6 4 19 21 -1 35
11 Khimki 28 6 11 11 31 44 14 3 8 3 19 18 14 3 3 8 12 26 -13 29
12 Olimpiyets 28 7 8 13 25 39 14 3 3 8 11 19 14 4 5 5 14 20 -14 29
13 Rubin Kazan 28 8 5 15 33 51 14 5 2 7 18 23 14 3 3 8 15 28 -18 29
14 Ural 28 6 9 13 22 34 14 2 6 6 8 14 14 4 3 7 14 20 -12 27
15 Ufa 28 4 12 12 25 38 14 2 8 4 14 16 14 2 4 8 11 22 -13 24
16 Arsenal Tula 28 5 8 15 28 55 14 3 7 4 16 20 14 2 1 11 12 35 -27 23

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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.