UFA vs SO Dream11 : Ufa look to make it two wins on the bounce when they take on winless, bottom of the league Sochi today
For newly promoted side Sochi, the transition into the echelons of Russian football has not made for pretty viewing. The side are winless in their opening three encounters, failing to come to terms with a clearly superior and more competitive brand of football they had faced off against last year.
What has made for worse viewing from the side is that they have leaked six goals in these three matches with no reply. Yet to open their account in the points tally, the side have also failed to muster up any kind of meaningful moves up the park either, bereft of ideas in the attacking facet which sees them yearning for a goal.
And it’s exactly this identity of their opposition today which Ufa will be looking to capitalise on. Not too far ahead of Sochi in the league standings, Ufa find themselves occupying 11th position with the solitary win, one which came in their previous encounter as they managed to outscore Samara 2-1 to get their first points on the points table.
They’ll be looking to make the most of a calamitous Soch defence today with Ufa having managed to navigate their way to six goals with their attacking players fully living upto the expectations accorded from them. It’s the defensive side of things which have pegged them, with the side losing two encounters narrowly, going down 3-2 twice in two incredible five goal thrillers which see them pushed so far in the league standings.
Up against a side who have conceded 7 goals in 3 matches, even one more than they have, this might just be the match where Sochi end up finally managing to score their first goal. Expect this to be a high scoring encounter, one where the goals will come by at will with both the defences making for horrid viewing.
However with Ufa compensating for things up the pitch, they should emerge as the winners from this match. They are clearly the better side when it comes to doling out goals past the opposition and this should serve them fruitfully in this encounter.
Probable Playing 11
- Krugovoy has been ruled out from Ural’s squad for this encounter given his foot injury.
Nikolay Zabolotny, Fedor Kudryashov, Ivan Miladinovic, Ivan Novoseltsev, Timofey Margasov, Yan Kazaev, Ibrahim Tsallagov, Evgeny Pesegov, Valeriy Pochivalin, Nikita Burmistrov, Dmitriy Poloz
Aleksandr Belenov, Aleksandr Putsko, Pavel Alikin, Jimmy Tabidze, Azer Aliev, Daniil Fomin, Catalin Carp, Olivier Thill, Aleksandr Sukhov, Andrey Kozlov, Sly
Russian Premier League
Match: Sochi Vs Ufa
Date And Time: 5th August, Sunday- 12:00am IST
Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
- Ivan Novoseltsev, Ibrahim Tsallagov, Nikita Burmistrov, Dmitriy Poloz
- Jimmy Tabidze, Daniil Fomin, Aleksandr Sukhov, Andrey Kozlov
Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for UFA vs SO Dream11
With a cleansheet looking extremely unlikely in this match, choosing a goal-keeper all came down to picking out the player who is likelier to make more saves in this encounter. And this sees us opt for Sochi’s Nikolay Zabolotny, someone who has faced a barrage of shots on his goal and managed to keep the scoreline from getting extremely embarrassing for his side.
Defenders for UFA vs SO Dream11
Crafting out this department was all about picking out players who’ll be involved in the attacking part of things as well for their side. Also, if any side is going to be able to muster up a cleansheet here, it’s Ufa who despite their harrowing defence are up against a side who are in disarray at the front.
We pick out centreback Pavel Alikin owing to this narrative and also the role he occupies in his side’s backline. Part of the three centrebacks his side deploy in their formation, his central role sees him carry the rest of his defence forward, coming up with some incredible tackles and blocks on a persistent basis.
Right wingback Aleksandr Sukhov comes in from the side as well given his heavy involvement in the side’s attacks as he looks to provide support to the rightwinger. We are also picking out right centreback Jemal Tabidze as we head into this encounter with a trivalent of defenders from Ufa.
Midfielders for UFA vs SO Dream11
Having scored for his side twice till now, in the team’s league opener and in the previous encounter, Danil Fomin in midfield has been pivotal to his side’s consummate success up the pitch. He’s an instant pick for us alongside his partner in the middle of the park, Olivier Thill.
Left wingback Azer Aliev enters the fray of our side as well given his role in both the defensive and attacking side of things while from Sochi we are picking up a duo of players as well. Right winger Ibrahim Tsallagov has looked as the likeliest player to score for the side, the most involved in their attacking moves and he are pairing him up with Nikita Burmistrov for this match.
Strikers for UFA vs SO Dream11
The one striker each from either side with Andrei Mostovoy our pick from Sochi while from Ufa we are getting in Andrey Kozlov after his goal in the side’s league opener.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Fomin is selected as our captain for this match while Kozlov is our 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.