Description: TBO Vs KHMK Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Two potential relegation contenders take on each other in what could end up shaping either side’s season.
For Tambov, survival in the 2019-20 edition of the Russian Premier League couldn’t have been a bigger thing of chance. Despite ending on 31 points, the side saw a slightly superior goal difference assure it of survival in the foregone edition of the league.
They might have gotten lucky last season but Tambov will be well aware that they can’t continue to clutch onto straws every season. The writing was on the wall for the side last season with the team needing to massively turnaround an underachieving campaign as it made an advent into the 2020-21 edition of the Russian Premier League.
Unfortunately for the side, things have failed to improve in the opening couple of encounters. The side finds itself languishing in last place with two defeats in succession, the team has faltered to navigate a way out of the rough waters it finds itself in with there being absolutely no wind in the side’s sails.
TBO Vs KHMK Dream11 Probable Winner
Promoted to the league this season, Khimki have managed to peddle out two respectable displays until now. Although the side is yet to register a win in the league, the side managed to halt Sochi to a 1-1 draw, the team’s opening point in the Russian Premier League.
And with Tambov not being the most of daunting of opposition, today’s tie could see a bedlam erupt in Khimki’s ranks. They stand a real chance of pulling off an elusive win and with it accruing three crucial points.
However, Tambov will be hungry for a win after two beleaguered performances and we envision them doing just about enough to pull off a draw from this outing.
Probable Playing 11
- Khimki will see Gapon be out of today’s outing with the player nursing an injury.
Sheila, Filin, Ade, Gritsaenko, Ciuperca, Tetrashvili, Kaplienko, Kilin, Melkadze, Kostyukov, Obukhov
Ilya, Tikhiy, Idowu, Egor, Alexander, Artem, Aliev, Maksim, Aleksandr, Koryan, Valdimir
Russian Premier League 2020-21
Match: Tambov Vs Khimki
Date And Time: 18th August, Tuesday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Mordovia Arena, Saransk
- Karapetian: 1 Goal
- Troshechkin: 1 Goal
CSKA Moscow Vs Tambov: 2-1
Sochi Vs Khimki: 1-1
Dream 11 Picks
Ilya Lantratov from Khimki will be making a way into our Dream 11 side as the goal-keeper for the upcoming contest. The goal-keeper has been stupendous in the league for the club with his match winning performance the last time around rescuing an unlikely point for the club.
Given the ramifications from today’s impending clash and with both the team’s having been hit for three in two encounters, a cleansheet looks extremely unlikely for either side. What works in Tambov’s favour is the fact that the club’s backline in familiar with what it takes to pull off a shut down in the league, a narrative which sees us opt for the three picks from their backline.
Adding to that rhetoric is the attacking thrust the side’s wingback pairing of Oleksandr Kaplienko and Aleksey Rybin provides to the club. The two find company in the tenacious CB Nikita Chicherin to wrap up the set of picks in this ambit.
Although Khimki have done little to inspire confidence in the attacking docket, Aleksandr Troshechkin has emerged as a silver lining up for the club. Despite getting no support from his counterparts, he has score the club’s solitary goal in the league, one which saw the side salvage a point.
Also, with Tambov not being the most astute of defensive units, this could finally be the encounter for Khimki to find their touch in the attacking slot. Artem Polyarus and Arshak Koryan will both benefit from the abject defensive quality of players infront of them to see the duo be embedded in our side.
Tambov meanwhile have just the myriad and guile filled Valeriu Ciuperca be entrusted by us for this outing.
In a side which has just the one goal, Alexander Karapetian managed to find that only shot on target against CSKA Moscow. With was a scorcher of a goal, one which alluded towards the quirky brand of football he’s endowed with as a player.
He finds company in the team’s top scorer from last season with Mikhail Kostyukov persistently scoring for the side to maintain their integrity as a Russian Premier League club. The opposition meanwhile sees Vladimir Dyadyun line up for us given his willingness to put in a real shift every tie.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With 7 goals last season, Mikhail will captain our side while Alexander is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Ilya, Oleksandr, Rybin, Chicherin, Ciuperca, Aleksandr, Koryan, Olyarus, Alexander, Mikhail, Dyadun
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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.