Betting on the total in the second leg of the Ufa-Orenburg tie
On Saturday 28 May, there will be a return tie for the right to remain in the RPL between Ufa and Orenburg. In the first meeting, Ufa’s 2 penalties and a solid 2 goal advantage did not help them win, with Orenburg saving the match in the last minute, 2-2. Today, there will be a return match.
The team from the city of the same name only lost to Voronezh’s Fakel by extra points to qualify directly for the RPL. Czech specialist Marcel Licka’s team have missed out on a direct trip in their last 3 matches, scoring only 1 point in them. A save in the first leg gives the team a good chance to move up the league, the team has long-time leaders (Polujahtov, Fameye, Kaplenko). Oyewole, who was sent off in the first game, will not help the team in the return leg, it could be a serious loss, the other players are in order and ready to give battle in Ufa
Alexei Stukalov’s team has not lost more than 5 matches in a row, Ufa after losing their captain and leader Alexander Belenov managed to save themselves from a direct flight to the FNL in a match with Rubin in the last seconds. The traditionally closed Ufa has been fighting for a place in the elite league all season, without showing any spectacular football. The Bashkir side are traditionally strong at home, so, despite losing the away advantage, they have every chance of staying in the RPL.
The teams met in a RPL match in 2019, then Orenburg won away 2-1 and Ufa had a nil draw. In the last friendly, Ufa were stronger, 4-1.
In the FNL, Orenburg played extremely productive, the Bashkir team’s style of play was completely opposite, they are second from the bottom in terms of goals scored in the RPL. After the draw in the first leg, the opponents are likely to start very cautiously and will not force things. Taking into account the fact that any draw will bring extra time. Therefore, a bet on the total of less than 2.5 for 1.78 seems the logical solution.