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Spartak Moscow will visit Rostec-Arena on Saturday for the Premier League game with hosts Baltika Kaliningrad.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Baltika Kaliningrad v Spartak Moscow match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Baltika Kaliningrad enter this game after a 0-0 Premier League draw versus Nizhny Novgorod.
In that match, Baltika Kaliningrad had 51% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Pari Nizhny Novgorod had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Baltika Kaliningrad have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 against opposing sides during their previous 6 matches. In those games, Baltika Kaliningrad have also seen the number of goals against them come to 6.
Going into this contest, Baltika Kaliningrad are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Spartak Moscow will come into the meeting following on from a 2-1 Premier League win with the downing of FC Rostov in their previous match.
In that match, Spartak Moscow had 53% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Spartak Moscow, the goalscorers were Mikhail Ignatov (4') and Quincy Promes (15'). Rostov got 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Maksim Osipenko (81') was the scorer for FC Rostov.
The stats don’t lie, and Spartak Moscow have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. In defence, Spartak Moscow have clearly had some problems. Regardless, it remains to be seen if such a trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Heading into this fixture, Spartak Moscow have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
The last league game between these sides was Premier League match day 2 on 31/07/2023 which ended up with the score at Spartak Moscow 2-1 Baltika Kaliningrad.
In that match, Spartak Moscow had 57% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Théo Bongonda (43') and Quincy Promes (84').
At the other end, Baltika Kaliningrad got 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Ángelo Henríquez (90') scored.
The match was refereed by Pavel Kukuyan.
Team News: Baltika Kaliningrad
Evgeniy Latyshonok (Leg injury) and Vladislav Lazarev (Meniscus tear) are not available for Baltika Kaliningrad gaffer Sergei Ignashevich.
We think that Baltika Kaliningrad may well opt for a 3-5-2 system, utilising Maksim Borisko, Nikola Radmanovac, Ivan Ostojic, Nathan Gassama, Guillermo Soto, Kristijan Bistrovic, Aleksandr Osipov, Maksim Kuzmin, Roberto Fernández, Gedeon Guzina and Tamerlan Musaev.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Spartak Moscow manager Guillermo Abascal to contend with. Tomás Tavares (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Narodnaya komanda might play in a 4-3-3 formation, starting Aleksandr Maksimenko, Daniil Khlusevich, Alexis Duarte, Srdjan Babic, Oleg Reabciuk, Danil Prutsev, Mikhail Ignatov, Ruslan Litvinov, Anton Zinkovskiy, Quincy Promes and Jesús Medina.
We think that Baltika Kaliningrad could find themselves struggling to breach the defence of this Spartak Moscow team who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 0-1 win for Spartak Moscow when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostec-Arena (35,016)
Captain: Aslan Dudiev
Chairman: Kirill Volzhenkin
Manager: Sergei Ignashevich
Competitions: Premier League position 14
⭐ Key Man: Tamerlan Musaev
Normally taking up the Striker position, Tamerlan Musaev was born in Russia. After making a first senior appearance for Baltika Kaliningrad in the 2023 - 2024 season, the talented Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Premier League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.