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The Premier League meeting at Otkritie Arena on Saturday will see hosts Spartak Moscow prepare for the visit of Dynamo Moscow.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Spartak Moscow v Dynamo Moscow can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Spartak Moscow go into this match following a 2-2 Premier League drawn game versus Ural.
The only player to score from Spartak Moscow was Aleksandr Sobolev (6', 45'). Pavel Pogrebnyak (11') and Rafał Augustyniak (60') scored for Ural.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Spartak Moscow have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Narodnaya komanda have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 7 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Spartak Moscow:
- are unbeaten in the league by Dynamo Moscow in their previous 4 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Dynamo Moscow will go into this game after a 5-1 Premier League win versus Lokomotiv Moscow in their previous fixture.
For Dynamo Moscow, the scorers were Roman Yevgenyev (3'), Clinton N'Jie (33'), Daniil Lesovoy (60'), Daniil Fomin (86') and Konstantin Rausch (92'). Zé Luís (45') was the scorer for Lokomotiv Moscow.
The stats don’t lie, and Dynamo Moscow have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals overall. Defensively, Dinamiki could really do with shoring things up.
Ahead of this clash, Dynamo Moscow have not emerged victorious against Spartak Moscow when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 18/07/2017 tells us that Spartak Moscow have won 3 of these & Dynamo Moscow 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 11 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them from Narodnaya komanda and 4 for Dinamiki. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Premier League match day 20 on 29/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Dynamo Moscow 0-2 Spartak Moscow.
The referee was Sergei Karasev.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Georgiy Dzhikiya (Muscular problems), Aleksandr Sobolev (Bruised Knee) and Maksim Glushenkov (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Spartak gaffer Domenico Tedesco.
Team News: Dynamo Moscow
Dynamo manager Sandro Schwarz has multiple availability issues to deal with. Anton Shunin (Influenza) and Vyacheslav Grulev (Back trouble) are those who can’t be considered. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Sebastian Szymanski and Sergey Parshivlyuk.
Our thinking is that Dynamo Moscow will really need to work well to see themselves scoring against this Spartak Moscow team who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 1-0 win for Spartak Moscow when all is said and done.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Otkritie Arena (45,360)
Captain: Georgi Dzhikiya
Chairman: Leonid Fedun
Manager: Domenico Tedesco
Competitions: Premier League position 3
⭐ Star Player: Aleksandr Sobolev
Typically used in the Striker position, Aleksandr Sobolev was born in Barnaul, Russia. After making a first senior appearance for Tom Tomsk in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 12 appearances.