Event: Russia Premier League
Start time: 17:00
Game: Anzhi Machackala v Orenburg
Pick: Anzhi (-0,25) AH @2,30 or more!
Bookies Offer: Pinnacle @2,31!
After last seasons`s incredbile escape, Anzhi looked to be set for a midtable finish this year, but unfortunately for them, things went to worse in the autumn and so they are once again fighting against relegation. A losing streak before the winter break cost their previous manager his job and they appointed Aleksandr Grigoryan as a new coach. But again, things did not improve in the spring and two more losses were added to their statistics (0-1 against Rubin and 0-1 against Spartak). Still, Anzhi did not look so bad and their defensive display was solid. Now they will finally play against an oponent which is beatable and against Orenburg I expect Anzhi to win their first match after November...
Orenburg on the other side are doing pretty well back in Premier League. Currently 13th they are still 2 places below their oponents and most importantly, they are a team that can not win away games. Only three draws and 4 scored goals in 9 away games are not enough and it will be those away performances that might cost them Premier League status at the end of the season.
Important fact is, Anzhi don`t have important missings for this match, they will also have influential defender Parshivlyuk back for this match.
Machackala is a tough place to go: a beautiful stadium but crazy fans and I expect home team to start their usual spring revival. My call is 1-0 home win!