Total over 2
Baltika is confidently leading in the championship race with a 4-point lead over Rubin, who is chasing him. After the winter break, the team of Sergei Ignashevich resumed the season with convincing victories over SKA Khabarovsk (2:0) and Krasnodar 2 (3:0), which extended the winning streak to 6 matches. However, in the final round, the good streak was interrupted by the match against Akron (1: 1) after losing a penalty kick in the 87th minute.
In addition to losing two points, the Balts lost a key sideman – Malyarov (2+4), who received the 4th yellow card.
KAMAZ has a pragmatic football style with great cohesion and organization. The team does not score as much (1.17 goals per game), but the opponent often does not stand out (1 goal per game). With the resumption of the season, Avtozavodtsy cannot score and win in three matches in a row. First, they drew with Volga (0:0), then they lost to Akron (0:2), and in the last round they took away points from the contender for promotion Rubin (0:0).
It is worth noting that in the final match, the quality of the pitch had a serious impact on the result, which did not allow Rubin to show his full potential in a more classy way.
I suspect that in this match KAMAZ will try to break his goalless streak and cigarettes in the last period more actively. At the same time, the quality of the relationship this time will contribute to an increase in the number of interesting draws.