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Rubin Kazan will be visiting Otkritie Arena on Sunday for the Premier League clash with home side Spartak Moscow.
Our Spartak Moscow v Rubin Kazan predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Spartak Moscow will be wanting a better result here following the 3-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Zenit St Petersburg.
Sardar Azmoun (8'), Dejan Lovren (22' Own goal), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (73') and Artyom Dzyuba (93') scored for Zenit St Petersburg.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Spartak Moscow have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Narodnaya komanda have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals during that time. Such a pattern might not be carried forward here, however.
Their past results show that Spartak Moscow:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Rubin Kazan in their previous 13 games. What a record.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Last time out, Rubin Kazan drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Terek Grozny.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Rubin Kazan has been evident of late. Examining their last six games reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 7 and Tatáry have scored 3.
Looking at their past form shows that Rubin Kazan:
- have not registered a win against Spartak Moscow when having played them away from home in the previous 10 league matches. Not an away record to be proud of.
- have not been beaten by Spartak Moscow in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 17/03/2018 shows that Spartak Moscow have won 3 of these games and Rubin Kazan 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Narodnaya komanda and 4 netted by Tatáry. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league clash featuring the two was Premier League match day 8 on 20/09/2020 when it ended Rubin Kazan 0-2 Spartak Moscow.
The referee was Kirill Levnikov.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Spartak Moscow manager Domenico Tedesco will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Pedro Rocha and Jordan Larsson.
Team News: Rubin Kazan
From a largely available group, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Rubin Kazan gaffer Leonid Slutskiy to contend with. Mitsuki Saito (Torn Ankle Ligament) won’t be playing here. Mikhail Kostyukov cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re inclined to think that Spartak Moscow will probably convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Rubin Kazan may well struggle to get shooting opportunities - but, we do see them hitting back at some stage here, too.
We reckon that it will be a decent 3-1 margin for Spartak Moscow at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Otkritie Arena (45,360)
Captain: Georgi Dzhikiya
Chairman: Leonid Fedun
Manager: Domenico Tedesco
Competitions: Premier League position 3
⭐ Key Man: Aleksandr Sobolev
Normally 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 dangerous Forward has managed 5 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 12 appearances.