ORN vs SO Dream11 : Bottom of the table clash sees two sides in dire need of their first win square off against each other in the first match of the day
With us five matches into the Russian Premier League, we’ve started to be provided with clarity on how this season could eventually shape out for the 16 partaking sides in the marquee league. Although these are still the early exchanges of a long, arduous and hectic campaign, there are a couple of sides who look set to remain in the dearth of the points tally if they don’t overturn their floundering form at the earliest.
And two such sides are today’s opponents Orenburg and Sochi with the two sides firmly planted in the bottom of the league standings. Yet to register a win in the 10 matches contested between them, the two have made for appalling viewing, being the only two teams to have yet to open their account when it comes to wins. It’s been a cumbersome start for the two sides, one they’ll be looking to snap out off when they square off against each other today.
Where Sochi have still shown signs of improvement over the course of their last two matches, coming out with a 0-0 draw against CSKA Moscow, Orenburg have failed to work on the mistakes pulling the side down. However the side will be buoyed by their incredible comeback in their recent encounter against Tambov with the side coming back from a 2-0 deficit to level things and take away what looked as an extremely one point at the end of the first half.
Probable Playing 11
- There is no confirmation over Bukharov’s recovery from his knee injury and it’s likely that the Sochi man misses this one out.
Rudenko (GK), Kozlov, Shakhov, Sivakov, Kulishev, Afonin, Miskic, Alves, Terekhov, Despotovic, Fameyeh
Dzhanaev (GK), Novoseltsev, Yurganov, Kudryashov, Margasov, Noboa, Tsallogov, Lagator, Nabiullin, Poloz, Zabolotny
Russian Premier League
Match: Orenburg Vs Sochi
Date And Time: 16th August, Friday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Gazovik Stadium, Orenburg
ORN vs SO Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for ORN vs SO Dream11
With two cleansheets in the previous encounter, Sochi have had to thank their goal-keeper Soslan Dzhanayev for the incredible turnaround. After conceding 6 goals in their first three matches, the side opted for a change in between the sticks, roping in the services of Soslan to incredible success.
He delivered an incredible performance against Ufa, following it up with an even more profound display against CSKA Moscow to stamp his authority as a ravishing shot stopper. We envisage him to rummage his way to a hoard of saves today as well and get in some crucial points for our Dream 11 side.
Defenders for ORN vs SO Dream11
Although Orenburg have failed to keep a single cleansheet, today’s match could be the perfect opportunity for them to deliver one. They are up against a side who have failed to score a single goal in five matches, a team clearly bereft of ideas when it comes to the attacking part of the pitch.
This sees us dole out an entire trivalent of options from Orenburg with us brining in a seamless blend of both attacking minded and defensively staunch options, names who’ll act as the talismen for their side today if they are to register their first win today. With the side playing 5 at the back, the fullbacks hold the identity of transitioning with wingbacks as per the circumstances of the match, something which makes left fullback, Sergei Terekhov a brilliant player to get in.
We also have Vitali Shakhov and Mikhail Sivakov come in from the side with the centrebacks crucial to their side’s defence. Elsewhere from Sochi we have opted for leftback Fedor Kudryashov an integral pack of their identical five at the back formation like their opponents for today.
Midfielders for ORN vs SO Dream11
CDM Ibrahim Tsallagov and rightwinger Yevgeni Pesegov are the two players we are opting for from Sochi for this encounter. While Ibrahim has been crucial in screening the backline, Pesegov was left out of the team for the last encounter as his side looked to push for a defensive gameplan. He should be back for this one though with the side relying heavily on his skill set to canter their way to their first goal.
Elsewhere from Orenburg we have picked up Nikita Malyadrov.
Strikers for ORN vs SO Dream11
Whatever right the side have been able to string together till now in the league has been down to their striker Djorde Despotovic and Joel Fameyeh. The two have scoured their way past defences with consummate ease, leaving in their wake players who have found it improbable to catch the two.
While Djorde scored in the side’s opening three encounters, Joel came off as a substitute in the previous encounter to salvage a draw for his side with two goals and could easily find himself be a part of the playing 11 for today. Elsewhere from Sochi we have decided to have Andrei Mostovoy represent us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Djorde is our captain for this match while Nikita is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.