FC Rostov will be looking for their 3rd win in five games when they host Krylya Sovetov in the Russian Premier League on Monday night (IST).
If the hosts manage to stretch their unbeaten run beyond the next international break, there’s no reason why the club should not aim for the European places.
That said, two of their next four fixtures are against Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow, easily two of the biggest names of the Russian football. So much as considering Rostov’s good start to the season, it’s hard to look them going past those two fixtures without avoiding a defeat.
Krylya Sovetov are staring at the other side of the table, for they look very much part of the relegation battle.
FC Rostov vs Krylya Sovetov
August 12, 10:30 (IST)
FC Rostov: W L W D W D
Krylya Sovetov: W W W L L L
ROS vs KSS DREAM11 Team News:
The hosts have a full-strength team available for selection. That means, no player will be missing the game with either injury or suspension.
It’s worth mentioning that the 26-year-old Russian midfielder Artem Shchadin has left the club for Belarusan side Torpedo Zhodino last week.
And we expect Rostov head coach Valery Karpin to stick with the same playing 11 which played out a 2-2 against FC Ural last week.
FC Rostov playing 11 (Probables): Sergey Pesjakov (GK), Aleksey Kozlov, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Dmitri Chistyakov, Evgeni Chernov, Mathias Normann, Khoren Bayramyan, Ivelin Popov, Aleksey Ionov, Roman Eremenko, Eldor Shomurodov
Taras Burlak has been ruled out for the visitors. The 29-year-old centre-back is recovering from a muscle injury and is expected to return at the end of this month.
Despite Krylya Sovetov losing the last three games, manager Miodrag Božović is expected to name a similar XI which lost 1-2 to Lokomotiv Moscow in the last game.
However, if a change is seen, it will most probably come in the midfield.
Radu Gînsari and Anton Zinkovsky are both pushing for a start, while Aleksandr Sobolev will continue to start in attack, which means, Dejan Radonjić will have to contend with a place on the bench.
Krylya Sovetov Playing 11 (Probable): Sergei Ryzhikov (GK), Alexander Anyukov, Maxim Karpov, Nikita Chernov, Dmitri Kombarov, Alexandru Gatcan, Srdjan Mijailovic, Dmitri Kabutov, Artem Timofeev, Maksim Kanunnikov, Aleksandr Sobolev
ROS vs KSS DREAM11 Fantasy Picks:
Roman Eremenko: So far Rostov’s best player in the opening four games. Against an opponent struggling for identity both at the back and in the attack, Eremenko can dominate the proceedings.
Eldor Shomurodov: Rostov’s super striker is scoring for fun in the league. we back him to add to his four goals tally after the final whistle at Rostov Arena.
Aleksey Ionov: Another in-form player in this Rostov team is Aleksey Ionov. The 30-year-old has made a good start to the season and looks a very good bet to have an impact in this game.
Krylya Sovetov’s Srdjan Miljailovic:
No doubt, the visitors have very slim chances of getting anything out of this game. But if they do, chances are that midfielder Srdjan Miljailovic will have a good game.
ROS vs KSS Dream11 teams:
To be updated!