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The Premier League meeting at Ak Bars Arena on Saturday sees home team Rubin Kazan facing opposition in the form of Spartak Moscow.
Our Rubin Kazan v Spartak Moscow predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Rubin Kazan head into this match after a 1-1 Premier League stalemate against Rotor Volgograd.
In that match, Rubin Kazan had 47% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Rubin Kazan was Đorđe Despotović (93'). Rotor Volgograd got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jovinho Filho (78') was the scorer for Rotor Volgograd.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Rubin Kazan have been involved. In terms of the goal distribution during this period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 4 and Tatáry managed the sum of 9.
In their previous fixture, Spartak Moscow drew 2-2 in the Premier League match with Terek Grozny.
In that game, Spartak Moscow had 63% possession and 21 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Spartak Moscow, the goalscorers were Quincy Promes (54') and Victor Moses (82'). Terek Grozny got 4 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Vladimir Ilyin (20', 31') scored for Terek Grozny.
The numbers tell their own story, and Spartak Moscow have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. In defence, Narodnaya komanda could really do with shoring things up. However, it remains to be seen whether the trend shall persist in this upcoming game or not.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 29/10/2018 shows that Rubin Kazan have won 1 of them & Spartak Moscow 2, with the number of draws being 3.
In all, 11 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Tatáry and 6 being from Narodnaya komanda. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Premier League match day 20 on 28/02/2021 when it finished Spartak Moscow 0-2 Rubin Kazan.
In that match, Spartak Moscow managed 58% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
For their opponents, Rubin Kazan got 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Đorđe Despotović (53', 89') scored.
The referee was Sergey Lapochkin.
Team News: Rubin Kazan
Rubin Kazan manager Leonid Slutskiy will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Spartak boss Rui Vitória has a number of players out of action. Pavel Maslov (Inflammation) and Aleksandr Selikhov (Fractured Finger) can’t be considered.
Here is a game where Rubin Kazan will really need to work well to break down this Spartak Moscow team who we think will end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re going for a very even contest with a 0-1 win for Spartak Moscow at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ak Bars Arena (45,379)
Captain: Filip Uremović
Chairman: Rustem Saymanov
Manager: Leonid Slutskiy