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Sochi vs Khimki Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Sochi secure first home win of the season?

  • Sochi host Khimki in the Russian Premier League on Friday
  • Sochi have won 5 of their last 6 home matches
  • Sochi have won by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 6 home matches
  • Khimki return to the top flight after an 11 year absence
  • Khimki have lost their last 16 matches in the Russian Premier League
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Sochi host Khimki in the Russian Premier League on Friday (Getty Images)

Sochi welcome Khimki to the Olympiastadion in their first home match of the new Russian Premier League season. Sochi do their best work at home and there is value on a Sochi win against the newcomers.

Sochi Form


Sochi got their season off to a positive start with a 2-2 draw at Spartak Moscow. Vladimir Fedotov’s side were 2-0 down after 10 minutes but fought back strong.

Dmitriy Poloz scored a penalty in the 15th minute and Christian Noboa equalised from the penalty spot in the 90th minute. They ended with 16-13 shots.

Sochi return to the Olympiastadion where they have won five of their last six matches in the Russian Premier League.

Sochi Team News


Midfielders Aleksey Pomerko is injured, Anatoly Nemchenko suffered a knee injury against Spartak and is doubtful.

Winger Aleksandr Rudenko is on loan and available after missing the Spartak match. 

Argentine centre-back Emanuel Mammana and Brazilian born winger Joãozinho wait for their chance after recently joining the club.

Khimki Form


Khimki returned to the Russian Premier League after an 11-year absence with a 2-0 home defeat against CSKA Moscow. They created chances but were ultimately outclassed against superior opposition.

Manager Dmitri Gunko replaced Sergey Yuran before the season began. He is inexperienced and could have a tough job keeping his side in the top flight.

Khimki have lost their last 16 matches in the Russian Premier League stretching back to 2009. 

Khimki Team News


Central defence is an issue with Aleksandr Filin doubtful and captain Evgeni Gapon out after undergoing meniscus surgery last week. 

Sochi vs Khimki Head to Head


Sochi have a 4-3 advantage against Khimki with two draws in nine matches. They last met in the 2018-19 Football National League, Sochi winning 3-2 at home before a 0-0 draw in Khimki.

Sochi vs Khimki Odds


Sochi are 2.10 favourites with Khimki priced at 3.60 at Unibet. A draw can be backed at 3.30.

Sochi vs Khimki Match Up


Sochi have won their last three home matches against Khimki and have been strong at home. 

Sochi picked up 21 of their 33 points at home last season. Khimki have failed to score in eight of their last 11 away matches in the Russian Premier League.

Sochi vs Khimki Stats


  • Sochi have won 5 of their last 6 home matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Sochi have won by 2+ goals in 4 of their last 6 home matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Sochi have their last 3 home matches against Khimki (all competitions).
  • Khimki have lost their last 16 matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Khimki have lost by 2+ goals in their last 4 matches (Russian Premier League).
  • Khimki have failed to score in 8 of their last 11 away matches (Russian Premier League).

Sochi vs Khimki FAQ

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Where is Sochi vs Khimki being played?

Sochi vs Khimki is being played at the Olympiastadion in Sochi, Russia.

When is Sochi vs Khimki being played?

Sochi vs Khimki is being played at 17:00 BST on Friday 14 August 2020.

What competition are Sochi vs Khimki playing in?

Sochi vs Khimki are playing in Russian Premier League.

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Verdict

Sochi should improve this season as their new players integrate. They have been strong at home and can get the job done against Khimki.

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