FC Rostov vs Spartak Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Rostov Arena (Rostov).
Rostov clinched a 2-1 win in their opening game against Oreburg thanks to two first-half goals from Shomurodev and Ionov.
The hosts enjoyed more time on the ball in that tie and made nine attempts at goal throughout the ninety minutes, six of which were on target.
The visitors, on the other hand, narrowly survived a scare in their previous fixture against Sochi which dramatically finished 1-0 at the end of regulation time.
The scores were tied in the dying stages of the game with neither sides managing to find the back of the net. Gigot came to the rescue for his side though and slotted the winning goal past the keeper in the final minutes of stoppage time.
We can certainly expect a tight game this weekend, with both the teams keen on recording back to back wins.
FC Rostov vs Spartak Moscow Head to head (h2h)
- The last five h2h clashes have seen FC Rostov and Spartak Moscow register two wins apiece.
- Their previous encounter finished 2-1 in favor of FC Rostov.
- Both FC Rostov and Spartak Moscow have kept one clean sheet to their name in their last five ties.
- Three out of their last five meetings have produced more than 2.5 goals.
FC Rostov vs Spartak Moscow Prediction
The home team are sizing up as the favorites to bag the three points when they take on the visitors this Saturday.
Rostov were impressive in their previous game and would have scored a lot more than what they ended up with, had they been more clinical.
Unlike their visitors, who edged it past their opponents by a whisker, the hosts made their intentions clear right from the opening forty-five minutes.
We can expect a low scoring clash between the two sides, with the win more than likely to swing in favor of the hosts at the last blast of the whistle.
FC Rostov vs Spartak Moscow Betting tips
Full time result: FC Rostov to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).