Torpedo is the main contender for relegation to the second division. This season, Avtozavodtsy failed to reach the RPL level, earning only 13 points in 25 rounds. In the last 5 games, the team’s play is managed by new coach Josep Clotet, but he also failed to influence the results.
Under the new coach, Torpedo played 5 matches, in each of which xg lost and only thanks to a happy coincidence they managed to score 3 points in the match against Fakel (2:0). On average per game in the indicated period, the team created 1.12 xg with an allowable 2.1 xg.
Akhmat has a great second half of the season. In 8 matches, they lost only to Lokomotiv (0:1) and CSKA (1:3), and the 14 points scored during this period helped the club to a place in the top five of the RPL. The hallmark of Grozny is their pragmatic style of play with strong defence. In terms of expected goals conceded (xga = 1.24), they are ranked 5th in the league. However, you have to pay for it with low offensive potential (xg = 1.22 – 5th from the end). It is worth noting that Achmat plays well both at home and away.
“Achmat” will confirm its status as a favorite and confidently defeat “Torpeda”, which has practically lost its chance to be saved.