The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg, aka Ekaterinburg Arena will host FC Ural and Orenburg tomorrow evening in the ongoing Russian Premier League.
FC Ural seek turnaround; winless since last two games
Sitting sixth in the table, FC Ural has five wins, three draws and six defeats in fourteen outings so far. They have shown strength in the last couple of outings but still, need better execution. Their last win came on 19th October against FC Tambov and have managed to play draws against Rubin Kazan and Arsenal Tula in the last two encounters.
FC Orenburg tottering in the second half of the table
With just four wins in fourteen encounters, FC Orenburg is sitting at the twelfth spot in the table. Their last win came almost a month ago when they managed a 2-0 win against Dinamo Moscow on October 05. In the last three games, they have faced two defeats and one draw.
FC Ural last five encounters –
FC Ural vs Arsenal Tula: 2-2
FC Ural vs Rubin Kazan: 0-0
FC Ural vs FC Tambov: 2-1
FC Ural vs FC Zenit: 1-3
FC Ural vs CSKA Moscow: 0-3
FC Orenburg last five encounters –
FC Orenburg vs Khimki: 1-2
FC Orenburg vs FC Krasnodar: 1-1
FC Orenburg vs S Sovetov Samara: 0-1
FC Orenburg vs Dinamo Moscow: 2-0
FC Orenburg vs Spartak Moscow: 2-1
Match Timing: 04 November at 04:30 PM IST
Venue: The Central Stadium of Yekaterinburg
Hosts: FC Ural
Visitors: FC Orenburg
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Last five head to head encounters:
FC Orenburg vs FC Ural: 2-2
FC Orenburg vs FC Ural: 1-2
FC Orenburg vs FC Ural: 0-2
FC Orenburg vs FC Ural: 0-1
FC Orenburg vs FC Ural: 1-1
FC Ural vs Orenburg Team news:
Andrei Yegorychev was held out of the game against Rubian Kazan last week for the precautionary reasons after he picked up a knock during Orenburg's 1-2 win over Tambov a fortnight ago.
In addition, midfielder Roman Yemelyanov, who missed the last three league games with an ankle injury, remains on the sideline. No other reported injury concerns for the hosts.
How FC Ural may line-up?
Yaroslav Hodzyur has moved ahead of Oleg Baklov in the pecking order and will continue in goal following some impressive displays, including a shutout against Rubin Kazan last week.
The backline should remain the same from the last game with Merlukov, Palyakow, Haroyan, and Kulakov starting from the off.
If Yegorychev is not fit, Artyom Fidler and Rafał Augustyniak will once again form the base in the midfield.
Vladimir Ilyin will lead the attack. Eric Bicfalvi should start behind him in the no-10 role, with Othman El Kabir and Andrei Panyukov providing the width.
The visitors will be traveling without their star striker Đorđe Despotović who serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Israeli defender Edi Gutliv remains out injured due to a long-term knee injury. He hasn't featured since August this year.
Likely changes and formation:
Head coach Vladimir Fedotov will likely go with a three-man backline of Uros Radakovic, Vitali Shakhov and Sergey Terekhov with Georgi Zotov and Andrey Malykh flanking on the left and right side respectively.
Expect Joel Fameyeh to replace Despotović in the playing 11. Ricardo Alves should be behind him in the playmaker role with Filip Rogic, Timur Ayupov, and Danijel Miskic in the midfield.
FC Ural vs Orenburg probable playing 11:
Godzyur (GK), Merkulov, Polyakov, Haroyan, Kulakov, Panyukov, Fiedler, Augustyniak, Kabir, Bicfalvi, Vladimir Ilyin
Klimovich (GK), Malykh, Radakovic, Shakhov, Terekhov, Zotov, Miskic, Ayupov, Rogic, Alves, Fameyeh
URY vs ORN Dream11 fantasy teams:
Defenders: Kulakov, Terekhov, Malykh
Midfielders: Dimitrov, Bicalfi (C), Kabir, Miskic, R Alves
Attackers: Femeyeh, Pogrebnyak (VC)