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Ural will host guests Spartak Moscow at Central Stadium Yekaterinburg in the Premier League fixture on Saturday.
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Ural will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-3 Premier League defeat last time out to FC Krasnodar.
In that match, Ural had 55% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for Ural was Aleksey Kashtanov (90'). Krasnodar got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Sergei Borodin (28') and Eduard Spertsyan (59', 74') scored for FC Krasnodar.
Three or more goals per game have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Ural have participated. Opposition teams scored 12 of them in these games while Ural amassed a tally of 7. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, Ural:
- have left without a victory over Spartak Moscow when playing them at home in the last 4 league matches.
- have left without a victory over Spartak Moscow in their last 5 matches in the league.
Spartak Moscow will go into the meeting after a 4-1 Premier League win with the eclipse of Orenburg in their previous match.
In that game, Spartak Moscow had 56% possession and 24 shots on goal with 11 on target. For Spartak Moscow, the goals were scored by Christopher Martins (2'), Aleksandr Sobolev (12') and Quincy Promes (38', 94'). On the other side, Orenburg had 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Ivan Bašić (55') scored for Orenburg.
Illustrating their partiality to fruitful matches, we’ve had goals 21 times in the last six games in which Spartak Moscow have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Opposition teams have hit 10 of these goals.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 14/09/2019 tells us that Ural have won 1 of them and Spartak Moscow 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Bumblebees and 12 for Narodnaya komanda. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league clash between these sides was Premier League match day 28 on 07/05/2022 when it ended Ural 1-3 Spartak Moscow.
That day, Ural managed 63% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Leo Goglichidze (55').
At the other end, Spartak Moscow got 20 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Shamar Nicholson (11', 26') and Victor Moses (30') scored.
The match was refereed by Vladimir Moskalyov.
Team News: Ural
Oleg Baklov (Unknown Injury) and Luka Tsulukidze (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Ural manager Igor Shalimov.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the Spartak Moscow boss Guillermo Abascal does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
When taking everything into account, Ural will have to work hard as a team to hit the back of the net against this Spartak Moscow outfit who we think should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re going for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Spartak Moscow at the end of the 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Central Stadium Yekaterinburg (35,061)
Captain: Eric Bicfalvi
Chairman: Grigori Ivanov
Manager: Igor Shalimov
Competitions: Premier League position 16