Sochi will have a chance to get closer to Zenit and jump to 2nd place if they win. They are doing great, winning against CSKA and earlier with Arsenal, they are in shape. In opposing moods Kazan, a terrible loss to Rostov 5-1 and the lack of a few players put them in a terrible position before this game: Despotovic, Kvaratskhelia, Samoshnikov.
Lokomotiv after the last derby, Mockwa suffered a lot and lost many players. The draw they achieved with Spartak was paid for by numerous injured and suspended players, so Today cannot play: Anjorin, Barinov, Jedvaj, Kulikov, Magkeev, Maradishvili, Miranchuk, Tiknizyan, Ze Luis, Zhemaletdinov. Akhmat won the last game 3: 1 with Novogord, you can see improvements in the quality of the game, the chances of not losing this match are high.
Dynamo in good shape, the latest league win against Sochi seems to prove it. Only 2 absences into squad – Shunin and Laxalt. On the other hand, Rubin caught a little out of breath after the last defeat with Zenit, they lost 1: 3 after a one-sided show. Today, they also cannot count on several important defenders and midfielder: Shatov, Uremovic, Zotov, Zuev.
Ural looks to be really weak this season. They cannot find right shape and form, additionally Dynamo is not good opponent to change approach and back on the winning path. Home team is placed on the last table position and squad problems are also visible. Cannot play Augustyniak, Emeljanov, Gadzhimuradov, Gagnidze , Godzyur, Podberezkin, Pomazun. Guests from Moskva for sure, are looking to bounce back after last lost with Grozny and come back on the winning path, sidelined is only Lesovoy.
Ahmat is playing quite solid recently. Last two matches won, but opponents were lower level positioned. Today the task can be a little bit complicated but fortunately Krasnodar is struggling after last lost game with Chalsea and league meeting with Spartak. Into league game red card received main defender Martynovich, he joined to sidelined Smolnikov and Petrov. Midfielders Cabella, Claesson and striker Wanderson also out. Coach can count only on one nominal defender – Ramirez.