russia division 1

“Neftekhimik” – “Khimki”  

“Neftekhimik”: Losev – Makhmutov Kverkveliya, Ryaboshapka, Morozov – Ustinov Djalilov Dzahov, Galiulin – Nurov, Portnyagin (7/7)

” Khimki “: Gavrilov – faded, Efimov, Danilov, Kuznetsov – Breev Aleksanyan, Sobolev, lint – Kuleshov, Kozlov.

“Tom” – “Ural”

“Tom”:  Vashek – Cherevko, Nikolov, Bendz, Nikitinsky – Omelyanchuk, Sabitov, Gorbanets, Sorokin – Dimidko, Bazhenov.

“Ural”: Cat – Danz, Oyevole, Tumasyan, Novikov – Chuhley, Acevedo, Berhamov, Schanitsyn – Herc, Gogniev.

“SKA-Energia – Volgar”:

“SKA-Energia”: Solosin – Nightingale, R., Mikutskis, Zura – Zuev, Zyuzin Trusevich, pretzels – Lutsenko Murnin.

“Volgar”:Kabanov – Riedel Kaleshin, Stove, Maruschak – Romanenko Chochiev Kolomiychenko Beketov – Mukhutdinov, Degtyarev.

“Petrotrest – Ufa”:

“Petrotrest”: Samokhvalov – Tarasyuk Ershov, Kostin, Surkov – Semenov, Kirsanov, Matrah, Kudinov – Andreev, Myazin. 

“Ufa”:Kobozev – Smirnov, Putilin, Popov, Tishkin – Dukhno, Zaseev, Voydel, Vasiliev – De Oliveira , Marcos.

“Yenisei” – “Rotor”

“Yenisei”: Carpenters – Margasov, Nikitin, Lemamba, Pyatikopov – Laizans, Chadov, Chuperka, Rodnenkov – sunray, Alekseev.  

“Rotor”: Pchelintsev – Vasyanovich, Malygin, Olenikov, Zinin – Fomin, Todorovic, Vaganov, Rashevsky – Stavpets, Pugin.

“Spartak Nalchik” – “Torpedo”

“Spartak Nalchik”: Kochenkov – Baga, Dzhudovich, Ovsienko, Zahirovich – Crown, Ruach, Shogenov, Tatarchuk – Dorozhkin, balls.

 “Torpedo”: Klevinskas – well done, Mishchenko, Shumeiko Slasher – Glass, Gasinski, Andreev Rodin – Bezlihotnov, Gauračs.

“Shinnik” – “Siberia”

“Shinnik”: Gypsy – Ndri, Katynsus, Steshin, Beletsky – than, Korytko, Valikaev, Skrylnikov – Yatchenko, Nizamuidinov.

“Siberia”: Makarov – Khodyrev, Alunderis, Golovatenko, Khaliullin – Zinoviev, Makarenko, Kulchiy, Logua – Shevchenko, Medvedev.

“Metallurg-Kuzbass” – “Salute”

“Metallurg-Kuzbass”: Sautin – Egorov, Buhryakov, Tkachuk, goes – Kiselev, Volgin Avsyuk Emelyanov – Uchur, blue.  

“Salute”:Krivoruchko – Kabutov, Starks, Butyrin, Kaleshin – Shevchenko Alborov, Yakovlev , Kobenko – Mosquera, Bazhev.


Russia premier league preview

Landmark season for Russia’s Premier League clubs casts an eye over the runners and riders in the Russian Premier League, which appears more competitive than ever ahead of its first autumn-spring campaign.

After a hectic 18-month transitional season, the Russian Premier League is all set for its first autumn-spring championship. Despite the calendar switch, the list of clubs likely to be leading the charge for the title has a familiar look about it. The chasing pack is stronger than ever, though, and analyses the runners and riders ahead of a much-anticipated campaign.

Title favourites: FC Zenit St Petersburg, FC Spartak Moskva, PFC CSKA Moskva

It is hard to see beyond last season’s top three. With Zenit’s aim to become one of the ten strongest clubs in Europe, domestic glory is a must. However, Luciano Spalletti’s men did not impress in the Russian Super Cup, losing 2-0 last week to FC Rubin Kazan. They will start the season with the same squad as last after a quiet summer on the transfer front, though they should have new recruits in place by the time the UEFA Champions League group stage begins.

CSKA have retained their key personnel, including the coaching staff, despite off-season speculation. The signing of full-back Mário Fernandes was announced in April, so CSKA fans have spent the last few months anxiously awaiting more arrivals. Runners-up in five of the last seven campaigns, Spartak finally seem to have everything in place to go one better. New coach Unai Emery has four solid strikers at his disposal and has scouts hunting defensive reinforcements.

Top-three hopefuls: FC Dinamo Moskva, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Rubin Kazan, FC Anzhi Makhachkala

Rubin head a strong chasing pack. Their back line, already one of the best in Russia, has been bolstered by Iván Marcano, while attacking midfielder Carlos Eduardo has returned following a lengthy lay-off. They are, however, still hunting a prolific frontman. Anzhi secured UEFA Europa League football last season, but lacked the stability needed to realise their UEFA Champions League dreams. “We need to go forward step by step and break into the group of traditional leaders in Russia,” said coach Guus Hiddink.

The aim of the Dinamo board this season is a top-three finish, although they may not have the strength to hit their target this time around judging by their spring form and the departures of key men Aleksandr Samedov and Andriy Voronin. Meanwhile, there has been another mini-revolution at Lokomotiv, with Slaven Bilić taking over the coaching reins and several promising recruits signing on with the Railwaymen.

European contenders: FC Kuban Krasnodar, FC Krasnodar

Upon taking over at Kuban in December 2009, Dan Petrescu was asked to deliver European football within three years. Things are progressing according to schedule for the Romanian. In his first term he guided the team to the top flight and followed that up with a top-half finish last season. They will have their work cut out, however, to improve on that – Lacina Traoré’s departure for Anzhi means Kuban have lost their star striker. Unlike Kuban, Krasnodar, founded in 2008, do not have European aims. However, the southern outfit impressed as they finished ninth in their debut top-flight campaign and are no longer underdogs.

Relegation battlers: FC Amkar Perm, PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara, FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod, Mordovia Saransk

Amkar, Krylya Sovetov and Nizhny Novgorod have all had their problems of late, mainly financial. Mordovia, meanwhile, are top-flight debutants. Saransk will attract much attention from neutral fans after the city was included on the provisional list of 2018 FIFA World Cup venues.

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Preview: Balestier Khalsa vs Hougang United

The Cheetahs will be looking to revenge their previous defeat against Balestier Khalsa, when they face them again in the S-League this Tuesday night.

Hougang will be looking to extend their winning run, after a nail-biting finish in the previous two games against Tanjong Pagar and Geylang United by only one goal. The Cheetahs will be looking again at their flying Canadian Winger Jordan Webb to spear head the Cheetahs attack that only scored 18 goals so far in the current season.

Coach Nenad will certainly welcome back Fazli Jaffar into the starting line-up, however, with his replacement and utility man Basit Hamid showing glimpses of good form, he will certainly have a selection headache, especially in the wings. Hougang will also welcome back Ignatius Ang and Farhan Rahmat back into their squad, after both were involved in the AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualifiers in Pekanbaru.

The Tigers however are on a two game losing streak. After the shock defeat of Home United back in May, the Tigers were unsuccessful in defeating Tampines Rovers and in-form Gombak United. After a season full of promise after leading the table for much of the first half of the season, the Tigers will try all their might to use their home advantage to win this game.

This would be the start of a challenging line-up of fixtures for Hougang, with the Tigers and Home United coming up on Saturday, added with the League Cup fixture against Courts Young Lions and Home United, this will be a cracking program lineup for the Hougang faithfuls.

Will their Cheetahs extend their winning run and inflict Balestier to their longest winning streak this season?? Or will the Tigers show their prowess against the Cheetahs??

Dresden – Manchester City

Premier League Champions Manchester City swing into more pre-season action on Tuesday, with an away match against German opposition. The match is being played at the Tivoli Neu Stadium in Austria. The premier League title holders square off against Dynamo Dresden, as they look to start sharpening their claws ahead of the defence of their title. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini signed a new deal with the club after guiding them to their first league success in 44 years, but the critics are already warning City that the defence of their title could be harder than than winning it. City will of course also get another crack at the Champions League after failing to make it past the group stage in their first venture in the competition last season. They should be a bigger force to be reckoned with and they have been linked with big summer transfer targets like Arsenal’s Robin van Persie. Manchester City lost their first pre-season friendly, as they went down 1-0 away against Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal in Austria.

Naturally there are no panic buttons to be pressed yet after the defeat, but there were a crop of senior players in attendance for the match. Carlos Tevez took part after his announcement that he was totally settled at Manchester City, while striker Mario Jelavic, on trial with City got a run out in the second half of the game. So no-one is quite sure just yet, what the final City squad will be when it comes to the start of the Premier League. There are still major transfer rumours circling about Tevez leaving the club, along with Edin Dzeko who are both apparently being targeted by AC Milan as replacements for the departing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. So the building continues for Manchester City with a match against Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday.

Dynamo Dresden are in the second tier of German football, finishing in mid-table there last season with a decent goals haul, but with a terrible defence. So the pre-season is all about getting match fit more than anything, but we should see Man City turning up the pace a little bit, because they were extremely lack-lustre going forward against Al Hilal.

Zabaleta, Kompany, Savic, Kolarov
Weiss, Razak, Yaya Toure, Johnson
Tevez, Aguero

Petrotrest – Tomsk

Hosts have just Khotov (df 8/1) injured. They are new in this league (promoted from division 2). No important leavings. Also they brong some players but just for Myazin i can said he has quality.

As you probably read before my posts, Tom is Putin’s club (he saved them few times in last few years) but last season there was no help for them. They change squad lot from last year and there is question are they stronger than last seasos. I dont think so (6 players included from B team). True, they briing best players from Dinamo Bryansk and good striker from hibernian, but..


Shinnik Yaroslavl – Met.-Kuzbass


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norway division II

Stabaek 2 – Finnsnes    -1,5ah stabaek @ 1,9 bet365

(for croatian users hattrick has home win 1,6)

Finnsnes poor team, worst in league

Stabaek today have some good first team players:

1 Johannes Bødtker

3 Erik Benjaminsen

8 Stian Sortevik

10 Adnan Haidar

13 Bjarte Haugsdal

16 Jens Marius Kolseth

22 Jan Kjell Larsen