Khimki is one of the contenders for relegation from the league this season. After 25 rounds, the team has scored 17 points and deservedly takes the penultimate place in the league. Even an extensive transfer campaign in the winter and the arrival of new coach Andrei Talalayev failed to help the club climb higher in the table.
True, Talalaev still had a short-lived impact on the game. In the first match, he did not lose to Krylya Sovetov (0:0), and then won a clear, strong victory over the outsider – Torpedo (4:2). However, in the last round the red-and-black team fell apart under the pressure of Lokomotiv (5:1).
Dynamo does not have as much tournament motivation as Khimki, but will try to redeem themselves after a disgraceful last round loss to Fakel (0-2). The match was attended by some notable guests, but the club’s centenary could not be celebrated with a victory.
Recently, the “white and blue” have not impressed their fans with their results. They only managed to get one win in the last 5 rounds, and then against the outsider – “Paris NN” (3: 1). It is reassuring that attack leader Zakharyan has regained his form. In the last match, he repeated his personal record for trick assists (7) in a match in the RPL.
I think Dynamo will approach this match with maximum concentration and open the outsider defense at least twice.