Rubin Kazan will be looking for their first win in four games when they welcome FC Ural for a matchup in the Russian Premier League at Central Stadium Kazan.
Kazan have been on the downfall for quite some years now and it's hard to see them snap their torrid run of form this season. They changed managers, went to the new seasons with revamped squads, but they have failed to far in touching those heights which landed them two consecutive Russian Premier League title in 2008 and 2009.
In fact, such has been Kazan's fall from grace that they failed to finish in the top half of the table in the last four seasons.
While the current season doesn't evoke good feelings about their season as they sit 9th on the table, without a win in the last four and a huge 11 points off top-four.
FC Ural, meanwhile, are on the up if we compare their current position with the last few seasons. They have already accumulated almost half the points they managed last season in just 13 games.
The Premier League match will be played between Rubian Kazan and FC Ural at Central Stadium Kazan, in Kazan, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 25,400.
The game will start at 10:00 PM (IST), on Friday, October 25.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Rubian Kazan – L L L D W D
FC Ural – W D W L L W
Rubian Kazan Team News:
Full-back Oleg Danchenko picked up a knock in the last league game and remains a doubt for this match.
While Kazan remains without the injured trio Silvije Begic, Carl Starfelt and Vladimir Granat for the home clash against FC Ural.
Likely changes and formation:
Eduardo Docampo made one change last week with Aleksandr Zuyev replacing Aleksandr Tashayev on the left-wing. Considering the team managed a shutout against Spartak Moskva and earned a point, it's likely that the manager will stick with the same playing 11 from the last game.
Rubian Kazan Probable XI:
Yuri Dyupin (GK), Vitality Denisov, Egor Sorokin, Filip Uremovic, Konstantin Pliev, Pavel Mogilevets, Igor Konovalov, Aleksandr Zuev, Vyacheslav Podberezkin, Vidar Kjartansson
FC Ural FC Team News:
Polish winger Michal Kucharczyk is expected to be out for at least one month after undergoing an appendix surgery last week.
Ural were forced to make a change last week after defensive midfielder Roman Emelyanov was deemed not fit to start the match. He picked up an ankle injury a fortnight ago and remains a doubt for this game.
Yaroslav Hodzyur replaced Oleg Baklov in goal last week and should get the nod here as well.
Andrei Yegorychev will once again start in the midfield if Emelyanov misses the match.
Vladimir Ilyin scored
FC Ural Probable XI:
Yaroslav Hodzyur (GK), Denys Kulakov, Varazdat Haroyan, Denis Polyakov, Mikhail Merkulov, Nikolay Dimitrov, Andrei Yegorychev, Rafal Augustyniak, Othman El Kabir, Eric Bicfalvi, Vladimir Ilyin
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
URY vs RBK Dream11 potential winner:
FC Ural should at least get a draw here.