TBI vs ORN Dream11: It's a six-pointer this weekend in the Russian Premier League as two relegation rivals, FC Tambov and FC Orenburg, come face-to-face for this crunch match at Mordovia Arena, in Saransk, Mordovia, Russia.
Form – Who will win Today Match?
The situation with FC Tambov is a tad more acceptable considering they only got promoted in the summer. The transition takes more than just naming the best playing 11, for there is a psychological barrier always playing back in the mid of both the players and the coaches. The y were part of the relegation scrimmage right from the off after losing the first two games in the season.
That said, FC Tambov may be second from bottom, but they have given themselves impetus for the fight ahead. In fact, they have been so good in recent weeks, that their points tally of 10 points from the last 5 league games is bettered only by leaders Zenit Saint Petersburg and Dynamo Moscow.
But FC Orenburg are only themselves to blame for the precarious position they are in the league. Having finished 7th last season, the only sign of improvement fir Orenburg was up, but they are not even close to where they were last season and have fallen into the relegation pit.
Orenburg have just one win in the last five league games. They could drip into the bottom two if they come empty-handed from this game.
Teams: FC Tambov and FC Orenburg
Competition: Russian Premier League
Match Timing: December 07, @04:30 PM
Match Venue: Mordovia Arena
Stadium Capacity: 44,442
Tambov have won 3 and lost 6 times in 9 home games this season.
Orenburg have done better in away games, than at home. Ten of the total 19 points have come from 8 away games.
Tambov are the 2nd worst defensive team in home matches.
Only five teams have scored more than Orenburg's 11 goals in away games.
FC Orenburg are being seen as slightly favourite to get the win here. But don't expect either team to have a clean sheet.
FC Tambov to win: 2.87 (187/100), Probability to happen: 34.84%
FC Orenburg to win: 2.55 (31/20), Probability to happen: 39.22%
Draw: 3.10 (21/10), Probability to happen: 32.26%
FC Tambov: George Melkadze, Maksim Osipenko, Mikhail Kostyukov
FC Orenburg: Djorde Despotovic, Filip Rogic, Georgi Zotov
George Melkadze: 5 goals
Vladimir Obukhov: 4 goals
Mikhail Kostyukov: 4 goals
Djorde Despotovic: 6 goals
Artem Kulishev: 3 goals
Joel Fameyeh: 3 goals
FC Tambov team news: Ishkhan Geloyan is lacking match fitness and may not be rushed in this game.
Anton Kilin is a major doubt for this game after picking up an injury in the last weekend's match against FC Krasnodar.
FC Orenburg team news: Edi Gutliv is the only layer on FC Orenburg's injury list for this game.
FC Tambov: Shelia (GK), Gritsaenko, Ade, Osipenko, Rybin, Karasev, Tetrashvili, Ciuperca, Melkadze, Kostyukov, Obukhov
FC Orenburg: Klimovich (GK), Malykh, Radakovic, Shakhov, Terekhov, Zotov, Miskic, Alves, Rogic, Despotovic, Fameyeh
Defenders: Osipenko, Malykh, Terekhov, Zotov
Midfielders: Karasev, Miskic, R Alves
Attackers: Obukhov, Despotovic (C), Fameyeh (VC)
As mentioned above, FC Orenburg have fared better on road this season. Maybe they feel less pressure in away games, but we back the trend here and see them getting something from this game.