As part of one of the matches of the Russian Football Championship, the main forces of Sochi and Krasnodar will clash. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? LiveResult.Ru gives a forecast for the southern derby.

"Sochi"

The Sochi team did not lose in 3 of the 4 previous matches of the national championship, having managed to get 2 wins and 1 draw in these meetings. It is also worth noting the fact that the "bars" play actively in attack, but sometimes forget to defend, as evidenced by the fact that the Southerners missed in each of the 12 matches of the championship. At the end of October, Sochi residents in Tula were able to snatch a victory from the local Arsenal with a score of 2:1, and November began with the fact that they were able to defeat CSKA on their own field with a result of 4:1. In the last meeting, the team lost to Rubin and drew with Ural. After 16 rounds of the RPL, Sochi are in 3rd place, with 28 points to their credit.

Krasnodar

The Krasnodar team did not win in 3 of the 4 previous matches of the Russian Championship, losing twice and drawing in one case. At the same time, the Bulls did not lose away in 5 of the 6 previous duels, which should add optimism to the fans of the Krasnodar team. At the end of October, the Bulls lost to the Wings on their own field with a score of 0:1, and in early November Dynamo were beaten with a score of 0:1. In the last meetings, Gancharenko's team beat Spartak on their field, and also drew with Khimki, giving out a real thriller on the opponent's field – 3:3.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:
Terekhov (leg) – Sochi. Vanderson (ankle), Gazinsky (leg), Cordoba (muscle injury) – all Krasnodar.

Statistics and figures:

  • The opponents have approximately equal chances to win;
  • Sochi cannot win in the last 2 matches;
  • Krasnodar does not lose in 2 consecutive meetings;
  • The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 3:0 in favor of Krasnodar.

Forecast

Interestingly, Sochi has been looking confident in recent matches in the games against the Bulls. "Bars" were able to defeat the opponent in 3 out of 5 previous meetings. For sure, Sochi residents will want to take revenge on their opponent for the defeat in the first round and will throw all their strength at the next home match of the Russian championship.