Rubin Kazan will look for their first win in six league games when they host Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Premier League at Central'nyj stadion Kazan', in Kazan, Russia.
Four wins, five draws and six defeats; that's how Rubin Kazan have performed this season. A return of just 17 points from 15 games has left this club at 12th on the points table, but this has been the story of Kazan's seasons in the last decade or so. Not only the club has failed drastically in keep pace with the now bigger clubs, but Kazan have fallen so much that they struggle to finish in the top half of the table. It's something unimaginable a decade ago when they were a regular in the Champions League and fighting for the top prizes in the Russian Premier League.
Dinamo Moscow are also struggling this season, currently sitting below Kazan on the points table. Their current run of three games without a defeat is the best this season, and they will hope to stretch it by one more game.
Kazan are without a defeat in the last five games – four draws and one win, while Dinamo Moscow head into this match with two draws and a win from the last three league games.
The hosts will miss the services of center-back Vladimir Granat. The 32-year-old defender hasn't played for Kazan this season as the knee injury keeps him out from the action. Kazan are without another center-back in the form of Silvije Begic who nurses an ankle injury.
Igor Konovalov is suspended for the home team due to the accumulation of yellow cards, while Carl Starfelt and Oleg Danchenko are listed as questionable and will be monitored before the game.
Charles Kabore picked up two yellow cards in the last league game and is suspended as a result. Sylvester Igboun is expected to miss the game as well.
Anton Sosnin lacks match fitness and may not be involved here while Toni Sunjic and Sergey Parshivlyuk are both doubtful for the match.
Rubin Kazan: Yuri Dyupin (GK), Konstantin Pliev, Filip Uremovic, Egor Sorokin, Vitaliy Denisov, Pavel Mogilevets, Evgeny Bashkirov, Zurab Davitashvili, Vyacheslav Podberezkin, Aleksandr Tashaev, Vidar Kjartansson
Dinamo Moscow: Anton Shunin (GK), Grigory Morozov, Ivan Ordets, Zaurbek Pliev, Vladimir Rykov, Konstantin Rausch, Sebastien Szymanski, Roman Neustadter, Artur Yusupov, Kirill Panchenko, Maximilian Philipp
RBK vs DYM Dream11 Teams:
Goalkeeper: Y Dupin
Defenders: K Pliev, K Rausch, Z Pliev
Mid: Yusupov, Podberezkin, Neustadter, Szymanski, Davitashvili
Att: Philipp (VC), Kjartansson (C)
RBK vs DYM Dream11 Team Prediction:
Rubin Kazan are without a defeat in the last 14 home matches against Dynamo Moscow. But the visitors will take heart from the fact that Kazan have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 league games.
But we see both the teams canceling each other out here.