Bottom-placed clubs FC Orenburg and PFC Sochi will play each other in the first game of round-6, with both the teams looking for their first win of the 2019 Russian Premier League season.
It's understandable to some degrees that PFC Sochi are struggling to cope with the demand of the top division, having come to existence only in June 2018.
But Orenburg's current situation is a shocker as not only they are a settled club, but a better start was expected from them after finishing the last season at a commendable 7th position.
It may be too early in the season but the game carries six points for either team.
The Russian Premier League match will be played between Orenburg and PFC Sochi at Gazovik Stadium, in Orenburg, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 7,500.
The game will start at 08:30 PM (IST), on Friday, August 16.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Orenburg – D L L L L D
PFC Sochi – W L L L D D
Orenburg Team News:
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Orenburg Probable XI:
Rudenko (GK), Sivakov, Shakhov, Kozlov, Kulishev, Afonin, Miskic, Ricardo Alves, Terekhov, Fameyeh, Despotovic
PFC Sochi FC Team News:
Possible ins or outs of this game:
PFC Sochi Probable XI:
Dzhanaev (GK), Novoseltsev, Yurganov, Kudryashov, Nabiullin, Lagator, Tsallagov, Christian Noboa, Margasov, Dmitriy Poloz, Zabolotny
Potential Game Changers:
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Joel Fameyeh: The 22-year-old Ghanian broke his duck with two goals in the last game. Nothing can give a striker more confidence than the goals, and the young Ghanian will definitely be looking to add more to his tally here.
Đorđe Despotović: Orenburg's No-9 is the team's main player as far as the scoring is concerned. The 27-year-old Serbian is a good option for the captain in your Dream11 teams.
Sergey Terekhov: Much of Orenburg's struggles are down to the inconsistency shown by their creative players this season, and amongst them is the 29-year-old Sergey Terekhov. He can certainly play better than he did in the first five games of the season.
Anton Zabolotny: Not only PFC Sochi have failed to win in the first five games, but they are without goals as well. But the club is making noise in the transfer market, adding a host of new players to their roster, including striker Anton Zabolotny.
Christian Noboa: One of the new arrivals was Christian Noboa. He was Sochi's man of the match in the last game against CSKA Moscow.
ORN vs SO Dream11 potential winner:
PFC Sochi should at least get a draw here.