Dynamo Moscow vs Spartak Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Arena Khimki (Khimki).
Spartak Moscow ended 2018 with a streak of three consecutive wins in the Premier League. It brought them back into the contest for the top-three finish and a place in the Champions League. However, Narodnaya Komanda did not quite get off to the best of starts to the New Year. They were held to a 1-1 draw at home against second-placed Krasnodar in the first fixture after the winter break last weekend.
Spartak were also knocked out of Russian Cup after falling 1-0 away at Ural on Thursday. Can Oleg Kononov find the way to raise the spirits inside the dressing room ahead of an important city derby against Dynamo Moscow on Sunday evening at Arena Khimki?
Dynamo Moscow vs Spartak Moscow: Head-to-head
Spartak Moscow were the more successful outfit in the most recent history of this Moscow derby.
Narodnaya Komanda won 14, drew 9 and lost 7 of 30 meetings with Dynamo Moscow.
Spartak won seven, drew one and lost one of past nine meetings with Belo-Golubye.
This term’s meeting saw a narrow 2-1 victory for Spartak Moscow in late-August last year.
Dynamo Moscow vs Spartak Moscow: Prediction
Dynamo Moscow left a somewhat better impression in mid-season friendlies and they brought such fine form to the restart of the Premier League. Belo-Golubye dispatched penultimate-placed Ufa 1-2 on the road after a second-half comeback and a 94th-minute winner from Vyacheslav Grulev.
Dmitry Khokhlov’s troops thus climbed up to 10th position in the league standings. They lost just one of past eight league matches. It is a streak which began with a 1-0 victory over leaders Zenit back in mid-October last year.
Dynamo Moscow are very tough to break down at Khimki Arena. They only conceded four goals in eight home games so far in the season (four wins, two draws and two defeats in the process). Since Spartak have a goal difference of 9-6 from 8 away matches this season, we have to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option here.
Dynamo Moscow vs Spartak Moscow: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw @ 3.00 (2/1).