Tambov got their first points last weekend when the team managed to defeat giants from Spartak Moscow 2:0.
However, needs to be said that the team didn’t look that poor either in their previous matches when they suffered narrow 2:1 defeats away to Lokomotiv Moscow and Zenit Petersburg.
They were far more concrete than uncreative opponents from Moscow, managing to get the lead via Gogoua in the 29th minute. It was easier for them to play since then, hurting the opponent once more, this time in the second halftime via Takazov. They once again showed that they don’t need a lot in order to score a goal.
Their quality is of course, limited, but the team shows great desire to fight against everyone and do “leave their hearth on the field” for now.
Forward Usman is doubtful for the hosts, while injured remain midfielder Khosonov and defender Chasovskikh without playing so far anyway.
Even though Arsenal Tula started the season with a satisfying point at home against Dynamo Moscow and a 3:2 win over Krylya Sovetov on the road, the side failed to keep up the momentum in next three competitive matches.
They got excluded in the Europa League qualifiers by Neftchi Baku with a narrow 1:0 home loss and a 3:0 defeat on the road last Thursday where the side failed to show presence in attack and be bossier on the field, even though they had uncreative ball possession.
In between, the team also suffered narrow 2:3 loss at home to FK Rostov, once again not being able to control the game from the start and always chasing the result.
Midfielder Aleksandrov is injured for the guests, but some rotation might be included in this one after their Europa League performance.
No doubt that the atmosphere in Tambov is great at the moment after winning against Spartak and that the side will be fully motivated to get another positive outcome. Arsenal Tula isn’t having the best start in the season and is coming here in order to redeem themselves after poor performances in Europa as well.
The guests remain very dangerous, but it wouldn’t surprise if Tambov managed to get another victory. However, my first betting choice will be both teams scoring with Arsenal having plenty of variety in the offense as well.
Tvmoca propose : BTTS