- Serder Serderov could continue up front if Lacina Traore fails to pass a late fitness test ahead of the game.
- Alan Gatagov and Benoit Angbwa could both return to the starting XI after sitting on the bench against Amkar Perm.
- Volga Nyzhnyi
- Roman Kontsedalov could start in central midfield, with Anton Putsila moving to the right flank in the expected absence of Luton Shelton.
- Artem Danilenko could once again start the game up front, despite not managing to continue his earlier goalscoring form.
- Anzhi have failed to win their last 17 matches in Premier League.
- Anzhi have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches against Volga Nyzhnyi in all competitions.
- Anzhi have failed to score in their last 4 matches in Premier League. Anzhi lose or draw 1.73
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Anzhi’s last 4 games in Premier League.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Volga Nyzhnyi’s last 7 away games in Premier League.
- Anzhi have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches against Volga Nyzhnyi in all competitions.
- Volga Nyzhnyi have failed to win 9 of their last 10 away matches in Premier League.
- Volga Nyzhnyi have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
- Anzhi have been nothing short of woeful throughout the course of the season and their luck shows few signs of turning as they fall towards the First Division. This is a team lacking so much that it’s impossible to know where to start.
- It’s been a difficult spell for Volga after beating Rubin a few weeks ago. The team have only scored once in the past 3 games and will be hoping that they manage to find a source of goals to take advantage of Anzhi’s inadequacies.
- It’s difficult to predict an Anzhi win at the best of times this season, so at the worst it becomes laughable. Volga may not be the best side in the league, but they have enough about them to cause Anzhi problems.
Anzhi Makhachkala 0 - 1 Volga NyzhnyiPublished 22 Nov 2013, 16:40 IST