Spartak Moscow vs Arsenal Tula
Russian Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena.
Spartak’s title defense ambitions suffered a huge blow on Sunday evening when Narodnaya Komanda conceded as many as five goals in a demolishing defeat to Zenit who are the main threat to their crown in this term of Premier League.
Can Massimo Carrera’s squad bounce back three days later when they host Arsenal Tula at Otkrytiye Arena?
Spartak are off to a slow kick off to the new Premier League campaign. The team grabbed their first win of the season last Monday when they saw off Krasnodar 2-0 on the home patch and they sit at the disappointing 10th position after four rounds of the competition.
Quincy Promes is the only bright side as the Dutch winger bagged three goals so far in the season and he is the man to watch after in the clash with Arsenal.
The visitors are also off to a poor start to the new season as they suffered three losses in four opening fixtures.
The Montenegrin manager Miodrag Bozovic was furious after the weekend’s defeat to the league’s newcomers Tosno 1-2 as the team’s ambitions ahead of the visit to the capital can hardly be slimmer in spite of Spartak’s current form.
Spartak Moscow vs Arsenal Tula: Head to head
Arsenal have a devastating 0-8 goal difference in three matches with Spartak at Otkrytiye Arena.
However, we have to mention that Canoneers celebrated a comprehensive 3-0 victory in their last meeting with Narodnaya Komanda played back in late-May this year.
Spartak Moscow vs Arsenal Tula: Prediction
Arsenal is just the perfect opponent for Spartak at this stage since the hosts are desperate for points which would get them back on track.
Carrera’s men can’t allow a slip up here and we are going to back them to pick up a convincing win by at least two goals difference.
Spartak Moscow vs Arsenal Tula: Bet Tips
The top betting option would be Spartak Moscow -1.5 handicap at the odds of 2.05 with Pinnacle.
The alternative bet is Quincy Promes to score anytime at 1.83.