Match date: 21 Nov 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Russian Football
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Terek did a pretty good job so far in Russian Premier league, last season ended at 7th position at the table and were decent side, now after 13 rounds are at 4th position with ten points less than leaders Spartak with one match less played, title seems to far but if continue with good game for sure can reach Europa league for the next campaign. In 14th round awaiting relegation placed Tomsk and i have no doubts that can achieve another victory at home ground, so far only Amkar defeated them at home. In previous round they celebrated over Zenit at this field and it for sure additionally boosted their morale, before that celebrated over Ural on the road with convincing result and i'm sure that here can earn another three points. About one month hosts were eliminated from Russian Cup and now are participating only in league, they are very confident especially in front of their crowd and i'm convinced that will achieve another victory in this round. Hosts showed decent goal scoring skills and in 13 matches scored 19 goals, defense wasn't so great but despite that results were good and must continue in same manner in order to retain current position at least, in case of victory they would climb up to a third spot and that would be a quiet good result for them. For this match they have no absent players and will play with strongest squad, i believe in their victory.
Tomsk on the other hand are in relegation zone, as newly promoted team it will be hard to confront to a Russian strongest team but if they want to keep Premier league status they must show much better performances than so far to reach higher spots and get out of relegation zone. Guests achieved only two victories in this season and both of them were with narrow result at home ground over Ufa and Arsenal Tula, now are coming to this game after four consecutive defeats but they had pretty hard schedule especially in last two rounds where faced with Spartak Moscow and Zenit Petersburg and were defeated with narrow result in both games. This will be a really hard and long season for visitors, they must show much better skills in attack since so far scored only seven goals, least in league while defense was pretty bad and conceded 21, most in entire league. I really don't believe that they can confront to a strong side as Terek is, last time they met three years ago at this ground and guests were defeated with two goals margin, i just doubt that here will set up different outcome. Defender Ante Puljic (5/0) and midfielder Valeriu Ciuperca (6/0) are both injured and will miss this game while midfielder Lukas Droppa (10/0) will also stay out due to a suspension.
Terek are clear favorites for this game, they are in good form and here have a pretty good chance to collect all three points against newcomers which are struggling to find their form and i'm not so sure that will manage to get out of relegation zone unless don't show some significant improving, home side to win is my pick for this match.