Orenburg will host Sochi in their home stadium, Gazovik Stadium on August 16 in the 2018-19 Russian Premier League. Both the teams will be desperate for wins as they are currently languishing at the bottom spots. While Sochi drew against Moscow in their last game, Orenburg drew level against Tambov.
Venue: Gazovik Stadium
Date & Time: 16th August 2019, 8:30 PM
Orenburg: Aleksandr Dovbnya, Aleksandr Rudenko, Mikhail Sivakov, Saveli Kozlov, Vitali Shakhov, Adi Gotlieb, Sergey Terekhov, Georgi Zotov, Andrey Malykh, Vadim Afonin, Timur Ayupov, Danijel Miskic, Nikita Malyarov, Ricardo Alves, Artem Kulishev, Djordje Despotovic, Andrea Chukanov, Artem Galadzhan, Joel Fameyeh
PFC Sochi: Soslan Dzhanaev, Evgeni Frolov, Nikolay Zabolotnyi, Ivan Novoseltsev, Igor Yurganov, Ivan Miladinovic, Nikita Kalugin, Elmir Nabiullin, Fedor Kudryashov, Pavel Shakuro, Ibragim Tsallagov, Timofey Margasov, Kirill Zaika, Dusan Lagator, Christian Noboa, Yan Kazaev, Evgeni Pesegov, Aleksey Pomerko, Nikita Burmistrov, Andrey Mostovoy, Akmal Bakhtiyarov, Dmitri Poloz, Anton Zabolotny, Maksim Barsov, Vladimir Obukhov, Aleksandr Karapetyan
Dream 11 suggestion
Possible Playing 11 of Orenburg:
Rudenko, Chukanov, Shakhov, Sivakov, Gutliv, Terekhov, Kulishev, Miskic, Alves, Malyarov, Despotovic
Possible Playing 11 of PFC Sochi:
Dzhanayev, Kudryashoc, Novoseltsev, Miladinovic, Kalugin, Nabiullin, Noboa, Tsallagov, Lagator, Poloz, Mostovoy
Orenburg vs PFC Sochi: About the teams
On 2 May 2016, the club secured top-two finish in the 2015–16 Russian National Football League and with that, the promotion to the Russian Premier League for the 2016–17 season for the first time in club’s history. On 25 May 2016, the club was renamed from its historical name FC Gazovik Orenburg to FC Orenburg.
The club was relegated back to the second tier at the end of the 2016–17 season after losing a penalty shootout in the relegation playoffs to FC SKA-Khabarovsk. It was promoted back to the Russian Premier League after one season in the second tier.
The club is playing its home matches at the 41,000-capacity Fisht Stadium. Founded in 2018, Sochi is the only professional football club in Sochi and its resources based on FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg, who was moved to Sochi in June, 2018. On 11 May 2019, the club secured a top-two finish in the 2018–19 Russian National Football League and subsequently, promotion to the Russian Premier League for the 2019–20 season for the first time in the club’s history.