Spartak Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala
Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Otkritie Arena, Moscow.
Spartak Moscow, the seventh placed team in the Russian Premier League takes on the relegation-threatened Anzhi Makhachkala at the Otkrytiye Arena.
Spartak Moscow had a pretty frustrating weekend considering they were held by the strong Rubin Kazan to a draw after leading by one goal even at the beginning of injury time, and that too on the road. An away win against Kazan would have done them a world of good, but a certain victory was let gone at the last moment.
Anzhi was defeated by FC Rostov at the Rostov Arena. They were at a disadvantage owing to them being the away team, and it was greatly utilized by the Rostov players. Though Anzhi tried to fire back a goal, they were forced to concede a clean sheet to the guests.
Luis has top scored for the team from Moscow with five goals and Fernando has been the creator-in-chief with two direct assists so far. The top rated player has absolutely been Gigot, centre back of Spartak.
Andres Ponce and Vladislav Kulik has fired two goals each for Anzhi while Kulik has registered an assist to his name, too. Goalkeeper Yuri Dyupin, defender Jhon Chancellor and midfielder Rabiu Mohammed has the visiting fans hoping against expectations.
Spartak Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last five victories between these teams have been for Spartak Moscow, also 16 of the total 19 wins too have been for the team from Moscow.
- Spartak Moscow had a 12-match unbeaten streak at home, which also included a seven-match winning streak.
- Last 22 matches for Anzhi on the road reads 13 losses, 5 draws and 4 wins.
- Anzhi has conceded in last ten of its twelve matches.
Spartak Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala Prediction
The home team is the overwhelming favourite for this match. They outshine the struggling Anzhi in almost every department of the game. Moreover with their home advantage, Spartak will take this chance to progress to the semi finals with both hands.
Anzhi has a terrible record on the road and they have just four wins in their last 22 matches away matches. They can’t keep a clean sheet if their lives depended on it. Spartak with their forwards in form is expected to fire them to victory with not much trouble.
Anzhi will find it hard to score against a disciplined backline like that of the home team. Also, most of the game would be taking place in their own half.
Expect a win for the home team in which goals are scored by them in either of the halves. Spartak will keep a clean sheet for this match.
Brave punters could go for the Over 2.5 match goals option too.
Spartak Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Spartak Moscow/ Spartak Moscow @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 1.5 team goals for Spartak @ 1.44 (4/9).