Tip FK Rostov - Dinamo Moscow
Rostov and Dinamo Moscow both missed out on slots for European football in the Russian league and this season they will be targeting better finishes. The two face off in the opening game of the Russian Premier League on Friday, with Rostov hosting the game right after losing 1-0 to Honved their final preseason friendly. It hasn’t been all smooth in their preseason activity; Rostov have managed only three wins in their eight friendly matches and only two of them have produced clean sheets for the team. They however failed to score in just one of the eight. They beat Dinamo Moscow 4-1 in their last meeting but in the recent times, these two sides have seemed balanced, each winning four of their last 10 meetings with two ending in draws.
Dinamo Moscow finished their preseason regime strongly, with a 3-0 win over Budafoki and will hope to carry this to the opening league game. That was their first win in five matches, and also the first clean sheet. Before that game, Dinamo Moscow had three losses in four matches and conceded two or more in them. They have three clean sheets in nine matches ahead of this. The visitors do not take to this game a very strong away run; they have one win in the last six and that came in their friendly match with Czech side Ceske Budejovice. The 4-0 win in that game remains their only clean sheet in the last four away matches.
Key points FK Rostov - Dinamo Moscow
Rostov have three wins in the last eight matches.
Rostov have one win in the last six away matches.
Rostov have two clean sheets in the last eight matches.
Dinamo Moscow have three clean sheets in their last nine matches.
Dinamo Moscow have conceded two or more in four of the last five matches.
Conclusion FK Rostov - Dinamo Moscow
These two sides are coming from preseason where they haven’t been entirely convincing. They aren’t really great in defence and neither are they in attack. Some rustiness is definitely expected at this stage of the season and with their performances in preseason friendly matches, go for a draw here.
FK Rostov Dinamo Moscow Prediction published on July 21, 2021