On November 27 Krasnodar to play against Khimki as a part of Matchday 6 of Fonbet Cup of Russia.
POSITIONS IN THE STANDINGS
After 5 rounds Krasnodar takes the lead in Group A with black-greens having 10 points and 7-3 goal difference. The Bulls have already secured the 1st or the 2nd place in the group. Khimki, in their turn, have lost any chance of promotion with 2 points.
The 1st and 2nd place are prompted to the playoffs of the Way of RPL, the 3rd place will be qualified to the Way of the Regions, the 4th place will be eliminated from further competition.
Krasnodar and Khimki have played against each other 8 official games, the Bulls have 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses with 16-9 goal difference. In the home games the black greens have a slight edge of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with 11-5 goal difference.
In the 2022/23 season Krasnodar played the first round of Fonbet Cup of Russia against Khimki. The black-greens won away game 2:0 (goals by Vyacheslav Litvinov, and Il’zat Akhmetov). Besides, Krasnodar beat Khimki at home (3:1 with goals by Eduard Spertsyan, Nikita Krivtsov and Maxim Kutovoy) as a part of Matchday 10 of Mir RPL.
- Spartak Gogniev, the Khimki’s head coach is ranked 33 in the Krasnodar Top Scorer’s list of all time. He played 3 games for the Bulls in 2010 and 2011 with 6 goals and 2 assists
- Alexey Botviniev, a coach of Khimki, was a goalkeeper of Krasnodar in 2010 having played 18 games for the Bulls.
- After 5 rounds of Fonbet Cup of Russia Khimki scored only twice (goals by Alexander Rudenko and Denis Glushakov)
- The top-scorer of Khimki after 17 rounds of Mir RPL 2022/23 is Alexander Dolgov with 4 goals scored. He is also the current leader of Khimki in points having 6 (4+2) on his account. Alexander Rudenko has 4 (3+1) points.
REFEREES AND OFFICIALS
- Raphael Shafeev is appointed the referee of the match, Varantso Petrosyan (Rostov on Don) and Rustam Mukhtarov (Petrozavodsk) will be the assistant referees. Yunus Koshko (Krasnodar) will be the 4th official.
- The match inspector – Alexey Reznikov (Yaroslavl)
The game will take place at the FC Krasnodar stadium on Sun. November 27 at 19:00 hrs (Moscow Time Zone). Сloudy weather with approx.10 degrees Celsius is forecasted for the whole duration of the game.
The live broadcast of the game Krasnodar – Khimki on November 27 will be provided by the satellite channel "Match Strana" and scheduled at 18:55 (Moscow Time Zone).
You can also watch the game here ⇓