Kuban Krasnodar - FK KrasnodarThe biggest derby outside Moscow will take place in Krasnodar on Sunday. And newcomers Krasnodar are my choice for the derby. Kuban look very mediocre without Balde who is injured. Cisse also left to Bastia so they are left with no other striker option. Right now they are rotating between Melgarejo & Popov to fulfill that role.
But it hasen’t worked good enough imo. They are currently 10th with 26pts. Krasnodar are having a great season so far. They have reached the semi-finals of the cup. And are currently 6th in the table with 37pts. Imo their squad is also much stronger atm. Especially after Shirokov came in. Him, Ari, Wanderson & Joaozinho are magical upfront.
Lately they demolished Spartak 4-0. Krasnodar are without Perreira, Izael & Laborde.
Kuban are without many players. Which also give Krasnodar an advantage. Karyukin, Balde, Ignatiev & Rabiu are all out. Krasnodar will maintain possession as we know them. And they will be very creative attackingly. So I see much chance of Krasnodar win.
Pick: FK Krasnodar