Ural Vs Krasnodar Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 22 August 2020

Improving visitors can extend their stranglehold on this fixture

Varazdat Haroyan / Ural ©imago images / ITAR-TASS 08/10/2020

Russian Federation Ural Vs Krasnodar Russian Federation

Saturday 22 August 2020 – 12:00 Kick-Off
Russian Premier League
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 9/10
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 20 August 2020)

Preview: This weekend’s Russian Premier League action kicks off around midday on Saturday, in Yekaterinburg, the residence of FC Ural who will be bidding to clinch their first set of three points of the season when Krasnodar pay them a visit inside Ekaterinburg Arena.

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Ural Preview – Have Uraltsy established a foothold after successive draws?

Beginning this season in much the same way as they did the last are Ural (11th – W0 D2 L1), who at least had the excuse of being assured of safety when seeing out 2019-20 with three consecutive league defeats. That quickly became four in a row once this season got underway, coming unstuck first time out at home to Dinamo Moscow in a 2-0 scoreline, before a couple of draws snapped the negative streak.

The most recent of those should help instil some belief into the squad. Taking on a Lokomotiv Moscow outfit harbouring title aspirations once more, Ural would come the closest yet to ending their wait for a win, which now stands at six matches (D3 L3) after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in Yekaterinburg, taking a 74th minute lead through midfielder Andrei Yegorychev only to be pegged back three minutes from the end.

The Orange and Black have another opportunity in familiar surroundings. It is, however, worth noting that Ural are now winless on their own patch in four, losing three, while 2019-20 produced only five wins at home (W5 D2 L8). Intriguingly, no team could rival Ural for entertainment inside their own stadium: an average of 3.33 goals per home game was comfortably the highest in the Russian top-flight last season.


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Krasnodar Preview – Promising opening hints at potential title tilt?

It remains early, however, Krasnodar (4th – W2 D0 L1) have made an encouraging start to the new term, at least when compared to their exploits at the tail end of the last league campaign. The Black-Greens endured a stuttering finish to 2019-20, with their eight league fixtures between the resumption, at the end of June, and the season finishing garnering as many losses as it did wins (3) – and it might still end up costing them dearly.

Krasnodar missed out on second spot, and with it automatic qualification into the 2020-21 Champions League group stage. The qualifying rounds await instead. In the meantime, the Premier League has made a brisk return and, after three outings thus far, they can boast a healthy, if imperfect, six points from nine following victories over FC Ufa (0-3) and Arsenal Tula (2-0) either side of losing away to Lokomotiv Moscow (1-0).

Murad Musayev, the Krasnodar manager, is preparing his troops for their third away encounter of the campaign. No doubt looking to record back-to-back away victories in the league for the first time since September 2019. Their away record last time around (W6 D5 L4) was mixed to say the least, while they ended it winning one of their final five said fixtures (W1 D2 L2) in a run which seen them blank on three occasions.

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Ural Vs Krasnodar Betting Advice

Goals were a frequent and reliable occurrence at FC Ural‘s Ekaterinburg Arena in 2019-20, with the 50 goals scored there in total (22 for and 28 against) at least five more than any other Premier League ground. Over 2.5 Goals returned a very healthy 87 per cent of the time. It is a trend which has quickly been bucked this season, however, losing 2-0 and drawing 1-1 at home to the Moscow duo of Dinamo and Lokomotiv respectively.


FC Ural Vs Krasnodar – Key Facts

  • More goals were scored in FC Ural‘s home matches during 2019-20 than any other Premier League outfit, with these games averaging 3.33 goals a game.
  • However, only a third of Krasnodar‘s away fixtures last season featured more than two goals, with the Green-Blacks recording two wins across their past seven said matches (W2 D2 L3).
  • Recent meetings suggest a win for the visitors. Krasnodar have won the previous five league meetings and would prevail 4-2 on last season’s visit to Ural.


Krasnodar made it a league double last season, winning home and away to extend their grip on this fixture by winning for the fifth successive league meeting. Ural’s last victory dates back to 2015 (9 games). So it makes sense to back the visitors, who have also made the brighter start with two wins out of three. Combining a Krasnodar win with Over 2.5 Goals appeals at the odds (6/4 Betfair).

Best Betting Odds – FC Ural Vs Krasnodar

FC Ural – 9/2 (Betfair)
Draw – 29/10 (BetVictor)
Krasnodar – 8/13 (Bet365)