Spartak Moscow vs Rangers
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
The two teams who are considered as favorites to qualify for the knockout stage have shared the spoils the last time they met. This reverse match is crucial in the final lineup of the group.
Moscow is badly in need of a win and they have to play well this Thursday to get 3 points in front of their home crowd. The recent match proved that both the teams are equals even though Rangers had more possession and goal attempts.
In their last 6 games from all competitions, the side from Russia has 2 wins and losses each. Home form is a concern for fans as well as manager Neil Lennon. His team has lost 4 of the last 6 home fixtures and have only 1 win.
The Red-Whites are last in group table and are in the Russian Premier League. A win will improve the morale of the entire team and will be a boost to both their domestic and European campaign.
Rangers are second at present and are equal on points with Villarreal. Both of these teams have never lost a game in this campaign till now.
They have 3 wins in the last 6 games and have lost only once. But away record poses a problem for them as they have lost 3 of their previous 6 games on the road.
In the Scottish Premiership, they stand third at present with 6 wins in 11 matches scoring 25 goals in that period.
The group is considered as another group of death and since it is tightly contested, every result will be important in the outcome of the group stage.
Spartak Moscow vs Rangers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended as a goalless draw at Scotland.
Spartak Moscow vs Rangers: Prediction
Rangers had more chances in their previous meeting. They controlled the game with more possession and shots on goal. The team from Scotland also had 10 corners but failed to take advantage. With the hosts and visitors having a similar home and away record respectively, we can expect a draw like the last time or maybe Rangers going on to win on Thursday. So a bet can be placed on a Double Chance on a Draw or Rangers winning with 1.72 odd.
Both the sides have good defensive units. Rangers have given away only 3 goals in their 3 matches. But Spartak has conceded 5 in the same number of matches. Both the teams will play defensively and maybe a bit of luck will decide the winners in this game. In 3 of the last 5 games played by Moscow, a score of under 2.5 goals was recorded. The same trend stands for recent 4 away games of the traveling team. So we can assume this match to have under 2.5 goals and bet on the same score with 1.91 odd.
Spartak Moscow vs Rangers: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or Rangers win @ 1.72 (5/7).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.91 (10/11).