Amkar Perm vs Tosno
Relegation play-off between Amkar Perm and FC Tambov(it's not Tosno).
Amkar is the big favorite to save themselves and stay in the Russian Premier league. They play with 5-4-1 and I doubt Tosno will have big chances to score here without their captain. Amkar finished at 13th position in the Premier league, while thier opponents were 4th in the 1st Division in Russia. With such a defensive tactic that Amkar have and the importance not to receive a goal at home ground I doubt we will see more than 1 or 2 goals here. Tambov are in good form but they know Amkar is from better class than the teams in 1st division and they will look for a goal, which can be really important before the 2nd leg in Tambov, but I doubt they will get it. Hosts will rely on Forbes and Gaschenkov to have an advantage before the next match between them, while the visitors will look for a goal especially by the help of Biryukov.
Suspended for the hosts is Darko Bodul, while really important player like Samuel Olanare is doubtful and maybe he won't be risked here and will start in the 2nd leg(he scored 2 goals against the champions Loko Moscow). Aleksandr Salugin will miss both games. When we see the opponent's team- their captain Aleksandr Dutov(defensive midfielder) is suspended for this match and that's a big blow for them in the 1st leg, because he's really important in midfield area. Winger Anton Kilin is also out for both games.
I doubt we will see more than 1 or 2 goals, that's why I puck under 2.5 goals here. 1:0/2:0/1:1/0:0..so much results are in my head for this match, but not Tambov win or over.
Amkar Perm vs Tosno prediction
|under 2.5 goals||Bet365||1.53||10||2-0 WON (+5.3 units)|