In the European league, there is a gradual phase, as there are only two games to be played in each group before the KO stage. On Thursday evening, FK Krasnodar and RB Salzburg will meet in Group I. Now that Schalke 04 has already set itself as a group winner, it is now the second place. This venue is the Krasnodar Stadium.
The FK Krasnodar is in a Europa League group with FC Schalke 04, RB Salzburg and OGC Nice. There they currently occupy the second place behind Schalke 04, which are already qualified for the KO phase and are uninhabitable. The advantage of the Russians in Salzburg and Nice is three points. A victory against the representative from Austria would be very important, as Krasnodar would already be qualified if the OGC Nice lost points. Their record after four game days are two wins and two draws with a goal ratio of 6: 5. At home they won first (5-2 against Nice), but in the second game they had to beat themselves (0: 1 against Schalke). Their best scorer after four game days is Joaozinho with three goals.
In October of this year, Krasnodar Stadium was inaugurated, the new, highly modern facility of FK Krasnodar. There, the team of coach Igor Shalimov has a cross-country record of three wins, a draw as well as a defeat. In the Russian Premier League, the club is ranked 5th. FK Krasnodar have been unbeaten for nine matches since the start of the season. Last weekend they won 3-0 against Ural Ekaterinburg. Pavel Mamaev is injured and is not available to the coach on Thursday.
Formcheck Red Bull Salzburg
In Group I of the Europa League, RB Salzburg is in third place. Three points is the distance to their upcoming opponent, FK Krasnodar. With a victory against this they could advance to place 2. However, they would have to score at least twice as they have a worse goal ratio than their opponent and have lost the first leg against this one with 0: 1. After four game days the team of coach Oscar Garcia had a first win. They succeeded in the last game of the 2-0 surprise in Nice. You have a goal difference of -2. Away, they had to take a 3: 3 defeat against Schalke 04. Your most striking actor in this competition is Hee-Chan Hwang with two goals scored.
The “Bulls” are in the Tipico Bundesliga in third place with two points behind the table leader Sturm Graz. They lost two defeats in the league. Last weekend they won 2: 1 against Rapid Wien. They had their opponents completely under control and dominated the event. In the ÖFB-Cup, the club is in the quarter-finals. Coach Oscar Garcia are missing a lot of offensive players against FK Krasnodar. Wanderson, Jonatan Soriano, Hee-Chan Hwang and Smail Prevljak are all threatening to fail.