Spartak Moscow vs Dinamo Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
The derby clash between Spartak Moscow and Dinamo Moscow is going to close the Saturday’s action in the 5th round of Russian Premier League.
The second place slipped out of the home side’s hands in the final round last season and therefore they needed to enter the Champions League qualifiers.
However, Spartak Moscow haven’t been successful as they’ve been eliminated by PAOK after being unable to catch up a 3-2 advantage of their opponents from the first leg match.
Quincy Promes and the lads opened the campaign in the Premier League pretty successfully as they missed the chance to win only once and they still haven’t conceded in four matches played so far.
The host are considered as one of the hottest contenders for the top spot at the end of the season.
Dinamo Moscow are one of the three undefeated sides in these four rounds. However, they’ve booked just one victory and that one came against Ufa in the latest round.
The visitors are playing very disciplined a football and although Dmitry Khokhlov’s side haven’t produced too many goals, their defence allowed just two goals so far. They continued with the same style of play as in the latest campaign where they finished in the middle of the table.
Dinamo Moscow have improved their away record significantly in the finish of the last season.
Spartak Moscow vs Dinamo Moscow: Head-to-head
Spartak Moscow have been much more successful in their head to head clashes, however in the last two occasions they haven’t celebrated a victory.
The hosts booked six wins in the last eight matches against Dinamo Moscow and their clashes have been pretty efficient.
Spartak Moscow vs Dinamo Moscow: Prediction
A very exciting clash is expected, and derbies are always tricky to predict. Spartak Moscow can now fully focus on the domestic championship and the title battle, therefore they should be able to celebrate another victory.
Both sides have been involved in low scoring matches lately and they have been playing very disciplined football. Unlike their recent encounters, this one should stay under 2.5 margin.
Spartak Moscow vs Dinamo Moscow: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.65
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60