Spartak Moscow vs FC Orenburg
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
Spartak Moscow kick off the new campaign in Russian Premier League on Saturday afternoon as they host Orenburg in the hope they can build on a solid pre-season campaign and set off on the right foot. Massimo Carrera’s men come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Ashdod, which saw their four-game winning streak ended, but we don’t see their confidence dented.
Narodnaya komanda have been regularly netting numbers of goals beforehand and we’ve seen ten in three wins over Proleter Novi Sad, Rudar, and Trabzonspor – which should have them very motivated on the day as well. They’ve had troubles at Otkrytiye Arena late last term and this proved costly, which will have the home crowd well-aware how important retaining consistency will be early on.
Orenburg, on the other hand, come into the match as outsiders after seeing two losses in last three games and they’ll obviously need to pick it up if they’re to cope in the top flight. They’ve been beaten by Guangzhou and Krasnodar since early July and only beat Sepsi along the way, so it’s questionable whether that will be enough of a confidence booster.
Spartak Moscow vs FC Orenburg: Head-to-head
Orenburg return to the top flight after a short spell in 2016/17.
Spartak have beaten the rivals in both of their two head-to-head clashes so far.
We’ve seen nine goals on two occasions and we do believe we’re in for another exciting occasion on the day.
Spartak Moscow vs FC Orenburg: Prediction
We will thus back Spartak to turn a thriller their way and go for a Home win & Over 2.5 goals FT, which combines to a very good-looking 2.10 at this point. They’ve been scoring and conceding many goals recently and this does prove more to the claim.
We don’t believe Orenburg will be just sitting ducks and we’ll now go for them to make an impact as well, where a YES on Both teams to score comes at 2.37 and should prove more than a lively longshot as the visitors failed to find the net in just one of their last 11 outings.
Spartak Moscow vs FC Orenburg: Bet Tips
Home win & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10
Both teams to score YES @ 2.37