RFPL Round 17: Betting Advice & Previews

Match of the Round - Saturday 13:30 BST: FC Krasnodar - Spartak Moscow By James Nickels (@JamesNickels) One-man team? Igor Shamilov has been under pressure at Krasnodar for some time now, however, two convincing wins over promoted sides SKA (4-1) and Tosno (3-1) has eased the pressure somewhat. This is largely in thanks to in-form Fedor Smolov, who now has six goals in his last four games for club and county (including four in two for Krasnodar). Krasnodar is essentially a one-man team right … [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 Weekly Preview Round 24

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...]

Betting Advice for RFPL Week 13

Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Bet One: €5 Lokomotiv - Anzhi: Anzhi to win with +1 handicap @1.68 at bet365 Lokomotiv are a side bereft of imagination going forward and offer very little serious threat other than to weak sides with problems of their own. Granted, their defensive record is impressive at home with just four goals conceded, but Petar Skuletic, Igor Portnyagin and Ezekiel Henty are hardly the most fearsome strikeforce in the Premier League, and they aren’t even guaranteed a … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 7: Betting Advice

Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint):  Bet One: €5 Ural – Anzhi: Bernard Berisha to score any time @8.5 at Bet365 The Albanian winger is one of the most devastating wide players in the Premier League and has been a mainstay of Anzhi’s side while other foreign imports have fallen by the wayside. I was present last season for this fixture, and, just saying, but I predicted he would score then and was right. It’s uncertain exactly who will be picked as the central striker by Pavel Vrba, who has … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 1: Betting Advice

With the Russian Premier League finally kicking off again, so are the RFN Betting Advice. As you can see on the statistics in the bottom of the piece, we ended last season with a nice profit on €167.29 after 130 bets. This season we aim to give you even more betting advice. Before each playing round of the RFPL our experts are given €20 to place on bets they find themselves.  Stefano Conforti (@ConfortiStefano):  Bet One: €5 Anzhi – CSKA: Over 2.5 @2.10 at Bet365 I predict the game … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 30: Betting Advice

Ben Clark (@Dinoben_): Bet One: €10 Krylya Sovetov - Anzhi: Draw @3.6 at Bet365 As the Russian Football Premier League draws to a close, there are still a few things still to be sorted - including relegation. Anzhi have won their last two (quite an achievement considering they had won four in 27 games before that) and are keen to avoid the relegation play-offs. Meanwhile, Krylya are safe but have lost one in their last eight. Tidy form for a mid-table club. Considering Krylya might … [Read more...]

RFPL Week 27: Betting Advice

Ben Clark (@Dinoben_): Bet One: €10 Anzhi - Zenit: Zenit to win with exactly 3 goals @5.5 at Bet365 The league’s worse defence vs the league’s top scorers. There’s bound to be goals in this game and, if you’ve been a viewer of Zenit all season, you’ll know that they don’t stop after one goal. Though Anji tend to be tighter at home, that should be taken with a pitch of salt. They’ve conceded four at home this season to Spartak, three to Dinamo and Lokomotiv - their only home clean sheet … [Read more...]

RPL Week 23: Betting Advice

Ilya Sokolov (@Lokosokol): Bet One: Anzhi - Rostov: €10 Anzhi to score under 0.5 goals @2.37 at Bet365 First place Rostov take on last place Anzhi in Makhachkala. Rostov are yet to concede a goal in 2016. On top of that Anzhi are simply to weak offensively to score against Berdyev's well-organized defence. Rostov have just conceded 16 goals in the league so far, which is by far the best in the league, and I think the trend will continue this weekend. Bet Two: Krylya Sovetov - Lokomotiv: … [Read more...]

RPL Week 22: Betting Advice

Thomas Giles (@Thomas_Giles_UK):  Bet One: €10 FC Rostov - Spartak: Rostov to win to nil @4.00 at Bet365 Surprise title contenders FC Rostov have the best defence in the league, and have not conceded a goal since the end of the winter break. Their attack is also potent, and they take their chances, as demonstrated by their recent victories, especially at home. Furthermore, whilst Spartak do score a decent amount of goals, most of these are against opposition lower down the table with … [Read more...]