Nizhny Novgorod twice met with Sochi and did not lose in any of these matches, but whether to expect a feat from the hosts on July 26 – you will find the answer in the forecast. What will be the result?
Nizhny Novgorod last season proved to be very worthy in the FNL. Under the leadership of Anton Khazov, the team went relatively smoothly through the season and achieved an increase in class. Nevertheless, Nizhny Novgorod did not manage to get into the Premier League directly, they finished third, but due to the removal of Orenburg, a direct ticket to the elite division was won.
In the summer, the team was headed by Alexander Kerzhakov , for whom this is the first experience of managing a team at this level. For the Premier League, Nizhny Novgorod made several transfers – Artur Nigmatullin will strengthen the goalkeeper’s position, experienced Alexey Kozlov is called upon to add reliability in defense, Pavel Mogilevets will obviously become the main player in the center of the field . All of these players came in as free agents.
Sochi pleasantly surprised the fans last season. Vladimir Fedotov’s team from the start began to gain points and entrenched in the European competition zone, which the competitors clearly did not expect. Despite several unsuccessful stretches, the leopards managed to achieve what they wanted – they came to the finish line fifth, having managed to leave behind such strong rivals as CSKA and Dynamo.
Sochi was intensively preparing for the start of the Conference League qualification. Participation in the Parimatch Premier Cup, where the leopards won two victories over Rubin (3: 1) and Khimki (3: 2) and were defeated 0: 4 by Spartak, showed that the team has already gained decent shape …
The debut in European competitions turned out to be successful – at home “Sochi” beat Azerbaijani “Keshlya ” with a score of 3: 0 , but now it will be necessary to defend this result in Baku on Thursday.
Nizhny Novgorod did not retain the backbone of the team with the FNL, strengthened several positions with experienced players, the club will probably crank a few more transitions before the end of the transfer window. At the same time, with the already existing selection of players, Kerzhakov can well count on points in today’s meeting – Sochi will certainly use rotation, given three matches in a week, the Nizhny Novgorodians know how to defend themselves well and are quite capable of catching one point.
We believe that guests cannot win. The forecast is that Nizhny Novgorod will not lose . In bookmaker 1xbet, such an outcome is offered with odds of 1.84
Nizhny Novgorod conceded little at home in the FNL – only 12 goals in 21 home games. Obviously, the team knows how to defend and today will probably try to make life as difficult as possible for the favorite. Sochi will have to play three meetings in seven days, the guests will obviously lack freshness, so the probability of a draw in such a match is very high.
Our second bet will be a draw . Such a bet can be placed in 3.42