A very principal match will be held on the upcoming Thursday within the fifth round of the RFPL. Akhmat from the city of Grozny will host Krasnodar at their home ground. The principality of the match lies in the person of Akhmat’s head coach, Oleg Kononov, who very recently and trained the Bulls. There is a great number of footballers in Krasnodar squad, which played under Kononov, i.e. Akhmat have an advantage in knowing the opponents, although Krasnodar have somewhat transfigured under Shalimov.
Akhmat have started the 2017-18 Russian football championship dashingly. The Gruzners won all three starting matches against Amkar, Rostov and Dynamo Moscow, but in the fourth round, in an away match against Ufa, Akhmat could not stand it and lost to the opponents with a score of 2:3, although they had been leading during almost all second half. Akhmat have nine points in the asset and the third place in the RFPL peloton.
Krasnodar also couldn’t win in the fourth round of the 2017-18 RFPL season. Shalimov’s team hosted Ural at their home ground, conceded a goal on the 15th minute already, equalized on 90+4 minute of the match, and the result is 1:1 draw. Prior to that, they defeated Tosno and Rubin, as well as lost to Spartak with a result of 0:2. Prior to the upcoming game, Krasnodar are situated on the fifth position in the RFPL tournament table.
Akhmat and Krasnodar have very decent lines of defense, both are highly motivated, both would like to enter the Eurocup zone for the future season. There is a big probability of a defensive result in the couple.
Prediction for the match: Under 2.5 goals in the match