Kuzyaev and Miranchuk are far from Golovin. Alexander is superior to his compatriots.
Nikolay Pavlov November 21, 2023, 19:30 Moscow time
What performance will the Russians show in European clubs for the rest of the season? Who is better?
After a break for national team matches, the European football championships return to their daily routine. Let’s consider the prospects of Alexander Golovin and Daler Kuzyaev in Ligue 1, as well as Alexey Miranchuk in Serie A for the rest of the season.
Alexander Golovin – experienced goalscorer
This season Monaco is performing well in Ligue 1. After 12 games, the Monegasques occupy third place in the standings and are only three points behind leader PSG. The evolution of the club is directly related to coach Adi Hütter. The Austrian specialist works with footballers individually, allowing them to reach a new level.
Among them it is worth highlighting Alexander Golovin. Time passes quickly: the midfielder is already 27 years old and many fans perceive him as a “promising footballer.” The Russian has now been playing for Monaco for his sixth season and has become the club’s leader, receiving the captain’s armband in one of the games.
In 12 Ligue 1 games, Golovin scored five goals and provided two assists. He is going at a good pace and it is very likely that he will surpass his own scoring record, which he set last season (eight goals and seven assists). The improvement in Alexander’s statistics was influenced by the coach’s decision to bring the Russian closer from the depths of the field to the offensive line.
Golovin began to find himself more and more in the thick of things, where, due to his ability to deliver an accurate blow or find an open partner, he creates and realizes dangerous moments. We assume that if injuries overtake Alexander, he will score at least 11 goals this season. You can bet on Golovin’s total of 10.5 goals for 1.85.
The novelty effect has disappeared
After the transfer of Daler Kuzyaev from Zenit to Le Havre, Russia’s representation in Ligue 1 increased. The 30-year-old midfielder decided to try his luck in one of the main European championships, refusing contracts with RPL clubs.
The team choice was surprising. The Dark Blues were promoted from League 2 last season so were predicted to struggle for survival. But Le Havre’s results after 12 games seem good. He scored 15 points and is in seventh place in the standings.
The dark blue mentor turned Daler Kuzyaev into a systems-building footballer who does a lot of work in the midfield. The Russian is good at attacking, actively works on pressing and quickly moves the ball towards the line of attack.
At the beginning of the season, Kuzyaev often joined the attack and scored two goals in four rounds. But then Daler’s performance began to decline: not a single effective action in the last eight games. And the team scored only 12 goals in 12 rounds.
This is due to the coach’s decision to focus on defense. Le Havre began attacking with smaller forces and Kuzyaev rarely joined the attacks. It is very likely that the Russian will not score more than four goals this season. Bets on a total of under 4.5 goals by Daler are accepted at 1.85.
Gasperini will still remember Miranchuk
Alexey Miranchuk fell out of favor with Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini. At the beginning of the current season, the Russian was in deep reserve and his prospects seemed very bleak. But over time, the coach began to release the midfielder as a substitute.
Since Atalanta participates in the Europa League, the base has a great load. The footballers are starting to get tired and minor damage and injuries have occurred. This is where Gasperini remembered Miranchuk. On the last day of Serie A, before the national team break, Alexey spent the entire match on the field without being substituted. This is a good incentive for the Russians.
Miranchuk still has no effective actions this season. But the coach began to trust him more and it is possible that he will spend more time on the field and be able to provide at least two assists. You can bet Alexey will total over 1.5 assists per 2.30 this season.
Bet 1: Golovin’s total is over 10.5 goals in League 1 for 1.85.
Bet 2: Kuzyaev’s total is less than 4.5 goals in League 1 by 1.85.
Bet 3: Miranchuk’s total surpasses 1.5 assists in Serie A by 2.30.