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Spartak Moscow journey to Rostov Arena on Sunday for the Premier League game with home team FC Rostov.
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FC Rostov will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-4 Premier League success versus Rotor Volgograd.
In that match, FC Rostov managed 42% possession and 13 shots on goal with 9 on target. For FC Rostov, the scorers were Armin Gigović (41'), Pontus Almqvist (59'), Ali Sowe (62') and Aleksandr Saplinov (92'). On the other side, Rotor Volgograd got 11 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Over their last six games, Valery Karpin's FC Rostov have found the net a total of 8 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.33.
Analysis of their past results shows that FC Rostov:
- are unbeaten in the league by Spartak Moscow in their previous 5 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Spartak Moscow will come into the encounter after a 5-1 Premier League win to beat Ural in their last game.
In that game, Spartak Moscow had 57% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Spartak Moscow, goals were scored by Jordan Larsson (12', 57'), Quincy Promes (26') and Aleksandr Sobolev (45', 97'). Ural had 7 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Eric Bicfalvi (55') was the scorer for Ural.
The numbers tell their own story, and Spartak Moscow have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 9 goals in total. Defensively, Narodnaya komanda have some weaknesses to address. Having said that, it remains to be seen if that trend shall persist in this next game.
Going into this contest, Spartak Moscow have not registered a win against FC Rostov when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league games. Not good.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes dating back to 05/05/2018 shows us that FC Rostov have won 4 of them and Spartak Moscow 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 for Rostov and 6 netted by Narodnaya komanda. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Premier League match day 13 on 31/10/2020 when it finished Spartak Moscow 0-1 FC Rostov.
The referee was Vitaly Meshkov.
Team News: FC Rostov
FC Rostov manager Valery Karpin has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Spartak boss Domenico Tedesco has not got a full squad to pick from. Ezequiel Ponce (Muscle Injury) and Alex Kral (Hip Injury) will miss out on this game. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Pedro Rocha and Ilya Kutepov.
Here, we’re thinking that FC Rostov will have to work hard as a team to score against this Spartak Moscow lineup who we reckon should get the vital goal that wins it.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Spartak Moscow at the conclusion of the game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostov Arena (45,000)
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 7
🔑 Key Player: Dmitriy Poloz
Customarily played in the Striker position, Dmitriy Poloz was born in Stavropol, Russia. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Rostov in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 5 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 22 appearances.