Arsenal Tula Vs Akhmat Grozny Betting Tip: Both To Score – 9 August 2020

Wolves seeking another memorable outing at Arsenal Stadium

Felipe Vizeu / Akhmat Grozny ©imago images / ITAR-TASS 07/15/2020

Russian Federation Arsenal Tula Vs Akhmat Grozny Russian Federation

Sunday 9 August 2020 – 15:00 Kick-Off
Russian Premier League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: Evens (1/1)
Bookmaker: Sportingbet
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 6 August 2020)

Preview: The start of a fresh season brings with it fresh opportunities. Can either of Arsenal Tula or Akhmat Grozny, both of whom will be keen to improve upon last term’s relatively disappointing showings, prevail first time out at Arsenal Stadium?

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Arsenal Tula Preview – Last season hinted at better things to come?

Considering how well the Red-Yellows negotiated the closing stages of 2019/20, there should be plenty of excitement and optimism amongst supporters ahead of the start of the latest Russian Premier League season. That’s because under new management, in the shape of 56-year-old former defender Sergei Podplay, Arsenal Tula wrapped up the previous term by winning three of their final five fixtures, finishing unbeaten in three.

Ultimately, though, the previous campaign was one of disappointment and regression as the club secured its lowest finishing position (8) since marking their return to the top-flight in 2016-17. It means that contrary to this time last year, preparations will focus solely on their upcoming league endeavours. This after they were narrowly denied a place in the Europa League qualifying rounds by two places and three points.

Arsenal’s 2019/20 renaissance was undoubtedly eye-catching – they lost five on the spin prior to picking up 10 of their last 15 available points. However, it did come with a notable disclaimer: four of their final five fixtures were away from home. Results at Arsenal Stadium had been underwhelming all season meanwhile, registering only four victories (W4 D3 L8) of which only one arrived in their final five said matches (W1 L4).


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Akhmat Grozny Preview – Another term flirting with the drop beckons?

It was much too close for comfort last season for The Wolves, who were indebted to the league’s head-to-head rule for preserving their status at the top level. The club scrambled over the line in the end, picking up only four points across their final five fixtures (W1 D1 L3) to finish in 13th – level on points and posting a far inferior goal difference than a relegated Krylia Sovetov.

On that evidence, this season could be another arduous slog. Last season seen them win their opening assignment, though, edging out Krasnodar, who would later go on to finish in third, 1-0 at home. It was a different story on their travels, however, where they initially endured a six-game winless run, losing five, before turning things right around to win five of their remaining nine away encounters (W5 D1 L3).

Among those five away success stories – which were three more than they managed at home throughout the whole of 2019/20, as their away form really formed the basis for their survival – was a 3-1 scoreline at the Arsenal Stadium in July. A maiden Premier League win away to Arsenal Tula, who have now failed to get the better of Akhmat Grozny in their most recent three league meetings (D1 L2).

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Arsenal Tula Vs Akhmat Grozny Betting Advice

These teams concluded the 2019/20 Premier League in Russia in vastly contrasting fashions. Arsenal winning three and losing one of their final five fixtures while Akhmat Grozny could only muster a solitary victory across the same period, losing their last two matches by a 7-0 aggregate. On this basis, then, quotes of 7/5 about an Arsenal Tula win seem more than reasonable.


Arsenal Tula Vs Akhmat Grozny – Key Facts

  • During last season’s league campaign, Arsenal Tula recorded the majority of their eleven wins (7) away from their Arsenal Stadium, where they have lost four of the last five (W1).
  • Conversely, Akhmat Grozny produced their better work on their travels in 2019-20, registering five of seven victories away from home.
  • Arguably the stand out away performance from Akhmat Grozny last term came in this same fixture, scoring three in a 3-1 victory at Arsenal Stadium after the restart – the second of three consecutive away victories for The Wolves.


Furthermore, Arsenal Tula accumulated seven more points across last season, so clearly offered greater consistency. Yet it is now three head-to-head encounters without winning, losing two, including as hosts as recently as July. Akhmat Grozny netted three that day, and have now scored in six of their last nine away. Up next, meanwhile, is a defence that kept a paltry two home clean sheets all of last season. Expect goals at both ends.

Best Betting Odds – Arsenal Tula Vs Akhmat Grozny

Arsenal Tula – 7/5 (Betfair)
Draw – 11/5 (Sportingbet)
Akhmat Grozny – 21/10 (Bet365)