Enisey Krasnoyarsk vs. Anzhi Makhachkala / RUS Premier League – After completing the regular part of the season in third place of the second Russian league, Enisey’s footballers will try to win placement in the elite rank in these playoff matches with the tema of Anzhi, which occupies the 14th place in the Premier League. We should also add that the last time they met was three seasons ago in the second Russian league, and then both teams celebrated victories in their field. Begins: 17.05.2017. – 14:00 CET
However, this time Enisey welcomes the team of Anzhi in Kazan, as their stadium in Krasnoyarsko currently does not meet the criteria for these playoffs, so they will certainly be handicapped on that side. However, their current form is good which makes their coach Alenichev very happy before this match with Anzhi, and this particularly applies on their strikers, which have scored nine goals in the last five matches.
That offensive game has actually brought them three wins on their field, while they were first defeated with 2-1 by Khimki, after which they played 2-2 against Shinnik in last round. However, in the end, the team of Enisey has lost direct placement in the elite rank because they were one point short for Samara, while champion Orenburg had three points more. As for the composition for this first duel with Anzhi, Alenichev should send his strongest strengths to the field, because he has no major problems with absences.
Probable lineups Enisey Krasnoyarsk: Filippov – Chicherin, Gasanov, Zhirov, Kichin – Kamess, Fatullaev, Ivanov, Serderov – Kutjin, Obradovic
As for the guests from Dagestan, it should first be noted that they were fortunate enough to avoid direct elimination to a lower rank, since they in the end thanks to the better goal difference on the Premier League table, ended up above the penultimate Tosno. However, both teams have ended the championship with several defeats in a row, more precisely Anzhi has made six of them, while Tosno had one less, but they managed to win the Cup of Russia as well.
However, Anzhi has used their dedication to the Cup in the best way and now they have another chance, but they definitely have to play much better in this duel with Enisey if they want to perform among the Russian elite next season. Of course Skripchenko is aware of this and has already announced some changes in the starting lineup, especially because he cannot count on the injured goalkeeper Loria and striker Markelov, while Danchenko is suspended.
Probable lineups Anzhi Makhachkala: Budakov – Musalov, Armas, Samardzic, Poluyakhtov – Anton, Tetrashvili – Khubulov, Poku, Yakovlev – Lescano
Enisey Krasnoyarsk vs. Anzhi Makhachkala PICK
Regardless of the fact that they will instead in Krasnoyarsku, play this first playoff match at the stadium in Kazan, this will not undermine Enisey's great desire for victory, especially since they are in much better shape than the Anzhi in this season's finals.
Pick: Asian Handicap 0 Enisey
Odds: 1.70 at interwetten (down to 1.65 can be played)