Anzhi should be favored to win this match, despite their two recent draws in Russian Premier League, to Lokomotiv Moskva (1-1) and Rostov at home (0-0) in their last two encounters.
They didn’t play so bad, but they luck of concetration in their finishing which didn’t give them goals. In the first leg between this two sides (1-1) Anzhi failed to win after leading from ’45th minute (thanks to the own goal from Padelli) since they recieved a late equalizer from 35 year old veteran striker Di Natale (10/8) in ’92nd minute. Gus Hiddink side should be motivated for win here as that will almost surely gaurantee Anzhi ticket for the next round of Europa League competition, since Liverpool is expected to win Young Boys at home at get to the first place. Samuel Eto’o and Lacina Traore together scored 15 goals this seasson and I don’t see them having trouble scoring tonight since Udinese recieved 10 goals in 5 games.
The struggling Italians who are not in any of good form, have to try winning tonight, since any other result will take them surely away from this group stage. They are running in 0-1-4 in their last 5 games, with 14:15 negative goal score, suprisingly loosing to Young Boys in Udine at their last Europa League match. The temperature difference is almost 15C and I am just not sure how they will organize for this match because of long distance trip and fact that in 5 days they will also travel to important match at Lazio. The sure missing is brazilian attacking midfielder Maicosuel (8/2). They are just one more reasson to make our bet more strong!