15.07.202217:00 FC Khimki FC Zenit St Petersburg 1 tips
16.07.202212:00 CSKA Moscow FC Ural Yekaterinburg 14:30 FC Orenburg FC Krylia Sovetov Samara 17:00 Republican FC Akhmat Grozny FC Spartak Moscow
17.07.202212:00 FC Torpedo Moscow PFC Sochi 14:30 FC Lokomotiv Moscow FC Nizhny Novgorod 17:00 FC Krasnodar FC Fakel Voronezh 17:00 FC Dinamo Moscow FC Rostov
22.07.202217:00 FC Zenit St Petersburg FC Krylia Sovetov Samara
23.07.202212:00 CSKA Moscow PFC Sochi 14:30 FC Orenburg FC Ural Yekaterinburg 17:00 FC Krasnodar FC Spartak Moscow
24.07.202212:00 FC Khimki FC Nizhny Novgorod 14:30 FC Dinamo Moscow FC Torpedo Moscow 17:00 FC Lokomotiv Moscow FC Rostov 17:00 Republican FC Akhmat Grozny FC Fakel Voronezh
Since the Russians shifted from playing only in the summer to the schedule with some classical winter break in the middle of the season, the season usually starts in the middle of July. The league consists of 16 teams which play 2 times against each other, with the bottom 2 teams getting relegated, 13th and 14th will play in the playout games, while top 5 will reach European qualification.
Considering the number of titles since the end of the Soviet era, one team is by far the most successful – Spartak, who won 10 titles so far, the last time being crowned in 2017. After them, CSKA won 6, title defenders Zenit won 5 and Lokomotiv won 3 titles. Rubin Kazan with 2 titles had written an interesting story as well when they won the league two consecutive times.
This is one of the craziest leagues for betting, so backing the underdogs is recommended because the odds on the favourites are really too low, especially at home. We don't see many goals there, so it's a good idea to back the underdogs with Asian handicaps.
The first favourites are Zenit again, who were leading from the beginning till the end of the last season. They didn't make any significant changes, mostly some player came back after loan spells where they gained experience elsewhere. Last weekend they played against the runner-ups and cup winners Lokomotiv, who managed to beat them 3-2 in the Super cup game.
They didn't have any significant transfer either, but we will point out the acquirement of 22-year old central defender Murilo from Cruzeiro. The 3rd favourites are CSKA Moscow who bought perspective young attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic from Everton, who was on loan at CSKA during the last season and played one of the key roles for this team.
There are two teams who can become dark horses. Actually, they could be set as favourites as well, but then it would be a little bit too much to have 5 favourites. The first of them are Spartak, who had a poor last season. They sold one of the best players, striker Ze Luis to Porto, but signed Ezequiel Ponce from Roma who spent his last season on loan in AEK. The second team, in our opinion much more interesting, are Krasnodar. They have been consistent for the last few years, but they never had a great season in which they would stand out and grab the title. With some new reinforcements, they seem to be really optimistic about the new campaign.
In the 2018-2019 season Yenisey and Anzhi were relegated, and by „the good old tradition“ the playout games ended in favour of Premier league teams Ufa and Krylya Sovetov, who knocked out Tom and Volga quite easily. Tambov and Sochi were promoted, but their season is going to be really tough. Most of the pundits agree they are practically safe to be relegated by the end of the season. So follow these teams matches for the best Russian Premier League betting tips. Last season both of the relegated teams could only win eight matches in sixty potential ones.
Traditionally betting odds for over 2.5 on Russian Premier League are higher than many European Leagues. It’s not surprising when you consider a low amount of goals. After the 2015/2016 season the average number of goals are around 2.25. There are more than 2.5 goals scored only in %41 of matches in 2018/2019 season. Of course, a low number of goals doesn't mean you should bet on under – classical under 2.5 usually comes with the odds of 1.40-1.50 and there is no value, but you should look for value in games that could potentially go to over and cover yourself a little bit with some bets like over 2 goals. Most frequent total goal number is two and more than 25% matches ended with only two goals. So if you can cover 2 goals in your bets you can increase your chances of win.
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