SO vs KRS Dream11 Match Preview: FC Krasnodar will be eager to continue their positive run and narrow the gap with table toppers Zenit St. Pietersberg once they take a trip to the Fisht Stadium to face PFC Sochi. FC Krasnodar is currently at the second spot with 41 points while being six points away from Zenit and are also on the back of consecutive wins versus FC Ufa and Spartak Moskva. PFC Sochi on the other end is 14th in the Russian Premier League with 21 points but have recently found some momentum by beating Arsenal Tula and FC Ural recently. Having said that, the upcoming fixture could turn out to be an intriguing affair.
Date- Sunday, March 15
Kick-Off- 4:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Fisht Stadium
Adil Rami is on the sidelines due to a knee injury and should not be available for selection. Nikita Burmistrov didn’t feature against FC Orenburg due to a knock that he sustained and remains doubtful to start. Aleksandr Kookorin has done impressively well lately and should start up front alongside Anton Zabolotny and Andrey Mostovoy. Zaika, Tsallagov, Noboa and Margasov should feature in midfield.
Ari sustained a muscle injury against Spartak Moscow and is in doubt to start for the away side. Aleksandr Martynovich and Uros Spajic are ruled out as a result of injuries. Dmitriy Stotsky wasn’t a part of the game at Otkrytie Arena due to injury and is also in doubt to start for his side. Wanderson, Fernandes and Suleymanov should feature in the advanced role, while Marcus Berg should start up top.
PFC Sochi (Expected Playing 11)- Dzhanaev; Novoseltsev, Miladinovic, Mevlja; Zaika, Tsallagov, Noboa, Margasov; Mostovoy, Zabolotny, Kokorin
FC Krasnodar (Expected Playing 11)- Safonov; Petrov, Kaio, Sorokin, Ramirez; Olsson, Chernikov; Wanderson, Fernandes, Suleymanov; Berg
Aleksandr Kokorin has made a big impact ever since being introduced to the starting lineup for PFC Sochi. The 28-year-old has three goals from three appearances for his side with a pass accuracy of 82.4%. Kokorin’s inclusion in the Dream11 Match Prediction team could earn the user a decent amount of points.
Shapi Suleymanov has impressed for FC Krasnodar. Sulyemanov has scored four goals, four assists and has a pass accuracy of 82.5% from 1171 minutes in the league this season. Having Suleymanov in the today match prediction could earn the user some valuable points.
Christian Noboa has been pivotal in midfield for PFC Sochi. The veteran midfielder has three goals, three assists and has a pass accuracy of 74.9% from 1322 minutes in the Russian Premier League this season.
Marcus Berg has done well in patches for FC Krasnodar. The centre-forward has five goals and has a pass accuracy of 71.8% from 792 minutes in the Russian Premier League.
FC Krasnodar are undefeated in the last 11 games in the league and will start as the favourites to bag all three points here.
Goalkeeper- S Dzhanayev
Defenders- S Petrov, Y Sorokin, I Novoseltsev, K Zaika
Midfielders- M Fernandes, S Suleymanov, W Campos, C Noboa
Forwards- M Berg (C), A Kokorin (VC)
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