AKM Vs SO Dream 11 Prediction: Akhmat Grozny Vs Sochi. A rejuvenated Sochi assures itself of football in the top tier of Russia’s fraternity with a win today.
Sochi found themselves involved in one of the most crass and unsavoury incidents of the Russian Premier League last week. The side’s appalling and abject heartlessness was the talk of the town with team’s bemusing and confounding refusal to truncate their encounter against Rostov seeing the side receive colossal backlash.
With Rostov seeing six of their players being tested positive for Coronavirus, the clubs sent in a request to cancel their imminent tie with Sochi, one which was outright declined by the club. Sochi’s outlandish move lead to Rostov having to field a bunch of young players, a side which was trashed 10-1 b Sochi.
While the move was slandered and berated across the world, the side got what it aspired for from the decision. The win was their fourth in a row, one which took them all the way to 10th spot and more importantly the four points above the relegation zone.
Elsewhere, relegation zone engulfed Grozny also managed to claw their way out of the bottom 2. The side’s 4-2 win against Samara was a clean one though with the side doling out an exquisite attacking display to move upto 16th place.
With relegation still in the fray for the two, this will be a crucial encounter, one we envisage curtailing in a high scoring draw at the end of the day.
Probable Playing 11
- Erik and Pomerko are both going to fail to make the cut today for Sochi owing to their prevalent injury issues.
Soslan Dzhanaev, Fedor Kudryashov, Ivan Miladinovic, Miha Mevlja, Ivan Novoseltse, Nikita Burmistrov, Christian Noboa, Aleksey Pomerko, Andrey Mostovoy, Dmitry Poloz, Anton Zabolotny
Evgeni Gorodov, Zoran Nizic, Wilker Angel, Andrey Semenov, Magomed Musalov, Damian Szymanski, Denis Glushakov, Ismael, Rizvan Utsiev, Oleg Ivanov, Andres Ponce
Russian Premier League 2019-20
Match: Akhmat Grozny Vs Sochi
Date And Time: 26th June, Friday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Akhmat-Arena, Groznyj
- Roshi: 5 Goals
- Kokorin: 6 Goals
Samara Vs Grozny: 2-4
Sochi Vs Rostov: 10-1
Dream 11 Picks
Evgeni Gorodov from the home side will be our goal-keeper for the upcoming encounter. Despite conceding the two goals the last time around, the shot stopper emerged as his side’s match saviour with a slew of saves to his name, a performance which saw him assert his quality as a worldclass player.
With both the defences being in such harrowing form, conceding goals at will which have lead to either side’s chastening form this season, we are going to be limiting our Dream 11 team to the bare requisite minimum of three picks. And all of our picks come from the visiting team with Grozny having struggled to have moved past defences all season long to be left with a measly 20 goals this season.
We begin with Krill Zaika from the side with the wingback having an innate ability to ease his way into the side’s attacking docket. He finds company in the tenacious duo of Krill Zaika and Miha Mevlja, two names capable of helping arrest the side’s tanking defensive form.
After scoring the four goals the last time around, Grozny showed that they are up for the challenge of maintaining their identity as a Russian Premier League side. The side was at its imperious best, putting on a real show as it nonchalantly piled on a hoard of goals to accrue three crucial points in the six goal thriller.
And at the forefront of that performance was Bernard Berisha who has the 3 goals as he scored once to make him the first pick from the side. Denis Glushakov with the three goals ventures into our docket as well along with the team’s leading scorer Odise Roshi who has the five goals in his artillery.
Sochi on the other hand will see their most electric attacking name , Andrei Mostovoy make an advent into our side with the player having contributed the 6 goals and 5 assists to the side’s cause, the highest by any player in the side.
With the 6 goals as well, Aleksandr Kokorin will partner him up for the impending tie with the two making for an intoxicating concoction, one under whose tutelage the side has rejuvenated its season. Three assist man Anton Zabolotny will also feature from us for Sochi while the home side see us opt for striker Vladimir Iljin after his gripping winning performance against Samara.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His 11 goal contributions make Mostovoy our captain while Roshi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gorodov, Miladinovic, Mevlja, Zaika, Mostovoy, Roshi, Glushakov, Berisha, Iljin, Zabolotn, Kokorin
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.