Ural vs Krasnodar: how will the Bulls start the season?
Ural did not lose to Krasnodar last season, but will the favorite be able to win on July 25? Look out for our answer in the prediction below. What to expect from this game?
Ural played very poorly last season - the Bumblebees didn't leave the bottom of the table throughout the tournament. However, Dmitry Parfenov's team avoided the relegation battle: due to the difficult situation of Tambov and the weak performance of Rotor, Ufa, and Arsenal, the Bumblebees comfortably finished on the 12th line.
The club is not very active at the transfer market - Igor Kolisnichenko has arrived from Kairat. In test matches, the Bumblebees played against other Russian clubs. Ural beat Krylia Sovetov twice (3: 1 and 1: 0), won over Rubin with a score of 2: 0, and then also lost 1:3 to the same Rubin in an experimental game of three periods of 45 minutes.
Krasnodar was the main disappointment of the last season of the Russian Premier League. The team, then led by Murad Musaev, made its debut in the Champions League and even managed to win third place in the group, but they didn't have any strength left for the Premier League. As a result, the Bulls finished tenth under the new manager, Viktor Goncharenko.
Obviously, this season Krasnodar will strive to win a ticket to the Champions League again, and for this purpose, the club has made several major transfers. Jhon Córdoba was bought from Hertha for 20 million euros - the Colombian football player is to replace Marcus Berg. Also, Vladimir Ilyin left Akhmat and joined the Bulls. He will either play in the same position as Cordoba or move to the wing.
The last two away matches of Krasnodar in the league ended with this score.
Krasnodar have scored in each half in three out of the last four games.
In the last three home games against Krasnodar, Ural scored in the first half.
Krasnodar intend to give their best in the new season. The team was strengthened and has set very ambitious goals. A successful start to the season is very important, and the Bulls are going to Yekaterinburg to win, although Ural is not an easy opponent. They have a disadvantage in class, plus the Bumblebees still have to get in form.
We believe that the hosts have no chance. Our prediction - Krasnodar to win.
Krasnodar is trying to build their game from attack and undoubtedly will strive to win - it will be very difficult for the hosts to stay dry. We don't that the hosts will be able to keep a clean sheet. At the same time, Ural can score themselves, so it makes sense to expect an exchange of goals.
Our second bet - both to score.