Krasnodar Vs Arsenal Tula Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals – 18 August 2020

Will history repeat itself at Krasnodar Stadium

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Russian Federation Krasnodar Vs Arsenal Tula Russian Federation

Tuesday 18 August 2020 – 18:00 Kick-Off
Russian Premier League
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals
Odds: 20/23
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 15 August 2020)

Preview: Disappointing results last time out should serve to motivate these teams ahead of Tuesday’s meeting at Krasnodar Stadium. It was the home side who came out on top in last season’s corresponding fixture, though, Krasnodar maintaining their flawless record when hosting Arsenal Tula in the Russian Premier League with a 2-0 victory.

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Krasnodar – A return to home comforts can ensure swift revival?

A trip to the side which came home second in last season’s league campaign always looked challenging, and so it proved. Krasnodar (6th – W1 D0 L1) were firmly put to the sword at the RZD Arena by Lokomotiv Moscow on Saturday. The final scoreline, losing 1-0 to a goal scored minutes before the half-time break, was an unfair reflection on a contest dominated from start to finish by the home side.

The Black-Greens would make a far better fist of it in the preceding fixture, opening the new season with an emphatic 3-0 victory away at FC Ufa after netting all three goals after the interval. Now, following successive away matches, the team returns home to their fortress that is Krasnodar Stadium. In 2019-20, only eventual champions Zenit (35) accrued more points and lost fewer home games over the course of the season than Krasnodar (29 pts – W8 D5 L2).

However, both home defeats last time around occurred towards the end of the campaign, coinciding with a decline in results after the restart which seen them claim only three wins through the final eight matches (W3 D2 L3). It ultimately cost them a place in the 2020-21 Champions League. Krasnodar begun the season unbeaten in eleven at home, though, impressively winning five of the first six said matches.


Krasnodar Win To Nil



Arsenal Tula – Traveling a blessing rather than a hindrance?

A four-match unbeaten run in the league came to a shuddering and somewhat surprising halt at the weekend. Arsenal Tula (11th – W0 D1 L1) beaten on their own patch by FC Ufa, losing 3-2 to a side that amassed the same number of points last season as they did (38), and whom were beaten convincingly in their opening contest of this season by Krasnodar. The latter await Sergei Podpaly and his team here.

A worrying trend will be the concession of at least three goals in three of their previous four matches on home soil. That worry is for another day, though, as The Gunners are back on their travels for this, which can be seen as a positive. Arsenal Tula are currently unbeaten in four (W2 D2) away league games, having conceded only once across this run. They opened the campaign with a goalless draw in Akhmat Grozny.

In fact, this team were a far more competent outfit last season when it came to travelling, acquiring more points (0.53 more points per game), as well as wins (7 compared with 4), in such fixtures. Six of seven away victories were by a single goal margin, highlighting an ability to grind it out when necessary. Meanwhile, four were aided by the defence keeping a clean sheet.


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Krasnodar Vs Arsenal Tula Betting Advice

After disappointing results last time out – Krasnodar outclassed by Lokomotiv Moscow, losing 1-0, and Arsenal Tula losing 3-2 to FC Ufa, who netted fewer goals than all other sides last season, both these teams will be keen to bounce back immediately. The hosts are justifiably favourites, though: not only was their record at home in 2019-20 excellent, they have won the past five league encounters with Tuesday’s opponents.


Krasnodar Vs Arsenal Tula – Key Facts

  • Boasting the second-best record in home fixtures during the 2019-20 Russian Premier League season, Krasnodar secured six of eight victories in said matches whilst recording a clean sheet.
  • No defeat in four away league games for Arsenal Tula, who have shipped one goal across their last six hours of league football away from home.
  • Krasnodar have won the past five league meetings with Arsenal Tula, whose five visits in the league since 2014 all resulted in To Nil defeats.


Last season, Krasnodar were near-faultless at home in the early stages, racking off five wins in six home games. Among them was a 2-0 victory over Arsenal Tula, who are still searching for their first goal, let alone point, in this fixture having lost five consecutive away meetings without scoring since 2014. Moreover, Krasnodar secured six of eight home wins last term without conceding. Therefore, goals could be scarce.

Best Betting Odds – Krasnodar Vs Arsenal Tula

Krasnodar – 9/20 (BetVictor)
Draw – 10/3 (Bet365)
Arsenal Tula – 13/2 (Betfair)