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Sochi vs Khimki Predictions & Tips - Close encounter in the Russian Premier League

  • Sochi vs Khimki predictions for Monday’s Russian Premier League match
  • The game is being played at Fisht Olympic Stadium (5pm BST)
  • Sochi are undefeated in 21 of their last 22 home matches
  • Can Khimki get a result in Russia?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Eddy Tora 16 Aug 2021
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Sochi vs Khimki Predictions


Sochi are hard to beat at home. With Khimki finding their feet this season, I am backing under 2.5 goals and a draw in Russia.
  • Sochi vs Khimki Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Sochi Form
  • Sochi Injuries & Team News
  • Khimki Form
  • Khimki Injuries & Team News

  • Sochi are undefeated in 21 of their last 22 home matches (Premier League).
  • Sochi have won 8 of their last 9 home matches (Premier League).
  • Sochi have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (Premier League).
  • Sochi have drawn their last 3 matches against Khimki (all competitions).
  • Khimki are undefeated in 16 of their last 20 matches (Premier League).
  • Khimki have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches (Premier League).
  • Khimki have seen under 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 13 matches (Premier League).

Head to Head


Sochi have a 4-2 advantage against Khimki with 4 draws in 10 matches.

Sochi Form


Sochi have had a solid start to the Premier League. They lost 1-0 at Nizhny Novgorod but bounced back with two straight wins, 2-1 at Akhmat Grozny and 2-0 against Ural.

Vladimir Fedotov’s side beat Keshla 7-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Europa Conference League 2nd qualifying round. 

Sochi drew 1-1 at home against Partizan in the 3rd round first leg. Sergey Terekhov gave them the lead twice in the second leg, the game ending in a 2-2 draw with the Serbian side winning the penalty shootout in Belgrade.

Sochi Injuries & Team News


Sochi have a full strength side available.

Star striker Marko Dugandzic missed the midweek match and the Croatian striker is doubtful here.

Khimki Form


Khimki had a horror pre-season, losing five straight friendlies.

Igor Cherevchenko’s side lost 3-1 at home against Zenit in their opening match in the Russian Premier League.

Khimki bounced back with a 1-0 win at Krasnodar and drew 1-1 against Rostov last time out, Denis Glushakov equalising from the penalty spot.

Khimki Injuries & Team News


Cherevchenko has a full squad available.

Swiss forward Kemal Ademi has been signed from Fenerbahce and will be available for selection.

Winger David Davidyan also joined the Moscow club last week.
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Verdict

Sochi could need a game to return to normality after a tough Europa Conference League campaign. Khimki are backed to keep this one tight and take a point.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-142.86 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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