A trip to Grozni's Akhmad Arena is one of the most feared away days in the Russian Premier League, and Al Hain-Cole expects Stanislav Cherchesov's men to come unstuckAfter going down 2-1 at Rostov in their opening fixture, Terek Grozni will be hoping to get their Premier League campaign underway when they play host to Amkar Perm on Saturday.
Yuri Krasnozhan’s men have come out on top in each of the last three meetings between these sides, and are favourites at 8/11 (1.73) with William Hill to emerge victorious once again.
The visitors have gone eight league games without tasting victory on the road, but are available at 18/5 (4.60) to end that run with maximum points in Chechnya.
There have been no draws in any of the last nine encounters between these opponents, but you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them sharing the spoils this time out.
There is no doubt that one of Terek’s main strengths is their home form, as a long trip to the Akhmad Arena in previously war-torn Grozni is an intimidating prospect for any of their Premier League rivals.
Noxci certainly make the most of this advantage, as only Zenit St Petersburg have come away from one of their last six home games with maximum points, and they were helped by a red card for the hosts in the first half.
Krasno-chernye are unlikely to have the same success on Saturday, having won just three of their last 18 league games in the road, and with four consecutive defeats to show for their last four visits to this ground.
It seems inevitable that the fans will be celebrating their side’s first home game of the new season with a victory, and odds of 8/11 (1.73) are not to be missed on the hosts picking up all three points.
In fact, Terek have been winning both at half-time and full time in each of their last three games at the Akhmad Arena, while Amkar have been suffering the opposite fate in each of their last three away fixtures.
With this in mind, odds of 17/10 (2.70) are not to be sniffed at on Krasnozhan’s men coming out on top after leading at the break.
|Terek to win at 8/11 (1.73) with William Hill
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