As part of one of the matches of the 1st round of the Russian Football Championship, the players of the Yekaterinburg "Ural" and "Krasnodar"will come face to face. Will the Bulls be able to start the new season with a victory in the guest battle?
The players of the "bumblebees" have not been able to make a qualitative leap up for many years. The team is hanging out in the area of the second part of the standings. So last season, the "black-orange" finished only on the 12th line in the standings, but they secured a fairly calm end to the season, having secured their registration in the RPL in advance. Matveev's players also failed in the Russian Cup match, where they lost to Ufa with a score of 0 in the 1/8 final:3. In the off-season, Ural was not particularly active. The hosts held three meetings, managing to win twice.
The players of Krasnodar have had a very contrasting season. It is worth noting that the guest team can boast of the first ever performance at the group stage of the LCH. At the same time, the bulls failed in the domestic arena, showing only the 10th result and remaining without European cups. In the Russian Cup, the black-greens were also disappointed. The team of the south of Russia lost at the 1/8 final stage and was left out of the tournament.
Statistics and figures:
- Krasnodar is the favorite of the meeting;
- Ural has a 2-match winning streak;
- "Krasnodar" has a 5-match series without victories;
- The last face-to-face meeting between the rivals ended with a score of 2: 2;
- The opponents won 2 victories in 5 face-to-face games between the opponents.
Krasnodar had an extremely unimpressive pre-season tournament, and therefore I think that the bulls will not be able to win in Yekaterinburg. The Bumblebees have looked confident in recent meetings and will be able to extend their good form to the first match of the new championship.