RFPL Week 6: Betting Advice & Previews

Match of the Round, Saturday 15:30 BST: CSKA Moscow - Spartak Moscow By Will Baumgardner (@WillBaumRFN) Both Spartak and CSKA Moscow enter this heavyweight matchup with something to prove. Spartak, last season’s champions, enter the contest in a middling eighth place in the league. On the other hand, CSKA, who finished second last year, come into the matchup in a disappointing fifth place. Both teams will be looking to turn their seasons around in what is sure to be an exciting matchup at … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 5: Betting Advice & Previews

Match of the Round, Wednesday 9:00 BST: Akhmat Grozny - FC Krasnodar By James Nickels (@JamesNickels) Although not as imperious nor effective as early runaway leaders Zenit Saint Petersburg and Lokomotiv Moscow, Akhmat Grozny and FC Krasnodar have arguably been playing some of the best football in the RFPL season thus far. The two teams from southern Russia meet in Grozny on Wednesday night, in what is set to be an exciting affair with ex-Krasnodar coach Oleg Kononov facing up against his … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 4: Betting Advice & Previews

Match of the Round, Sunday 18:00 BST: Zenit St. Petersburg - Spartak Moscow By Martin Lowe (@PlasticPitch) This weekend’s belter pits the two pre-season favourites for the Russian Premier League title, with plenty of subplots to ponder in the run up. Reigning champions Spartak Moscow head to the Krestovsky to face Zenit St. Petersburg, a considerable gap behind the Northern powerhouse, with a certain trepidation, that defeat could see them fall 7 points behind the summit, after only 4 … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 3: Betting Advice & Previews

The Otkrytiye Arena during Spartak's home defeat to AEK Larnaca, feel's like an age ago now. Photo: Anton Akulov/RFN Match of the Round: Monday 17:30 BST Spartak Moscow - FC Krasnodar By James Nickels (@JamesNickels) Spartak has begun their first Premier League title defence in unspectacular fashion, following consecutive draws with Dinamo Moscow and FC Ufa in the opening two weeks of the season. By complete contrast, Krasnodar has a 100% record from their two opening games thanks to … [Read more...]

Russian Football Premier League Week 29: Betting Advice and Previews

From this spring, we are happy to announce that we have changed the format of the RFN Betting Advice. Instead of only covering a few games, from now on we’ll give you previews to all eight RFPL games each round, with an extensive look at one game, the Game of the Round.  In these previews, we’ll give you everything you need to know about the top flight, from injuries to form as well as all the chaotic aspects that surround the beautiful game in Russia.  We have previously proven that we … [Read more...]