Spartak Moscow vs Rapid Vienna
Europe- UEFA Europa League.
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:50 UK/ 16:50 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
All teams in Group-G has a chance to progress into the knockout stage. There are only 2 points between the leaders Villarreal and the bottom side Rapid Vienna. So every match to come is very crucial in the future of all the teams.
Moscow is second in the group at the moment. In their 4 matches, only 1 win and the same number of defeat was produced. Their defense in this competition has been poor. A total of 8 goals has been conceded while only 7 was scored in return.
They are 7th in the Russian Premier League after 15 matches. There also they have been poor defending their own goals conceding over a goal per match. With a clear difference in points with the toppers Zenit, the league dreams are almost over for Spartak. The Red-Whites will be looking for a strong finish in the UEL as well.
They have been losing at regular intervals in their last 6 matches in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their recent 4 matches. At home, they are on a 2 match win streak and won 3 of their last 5 matches in front of home crowd. In 4 of those games over 2.5 goals were scored at full-time.
Vienna is last in the group with just 4 points. But with 2 matches in hand, they still have hope in reaching the next round. But with a defense which has already conceded 8 goals is not helping them at the moment.
At the moment they are on a 2 match losing streak in the Austrian Bundesliga. In 3 of their last 5 games across all venues, the final score had more than 2.5 goals in total. But they are winless in their last 2 matches away from home. The last away game in UEL saw them lose to Villarreal 5-0.
Since the visitors are poor on away matches and poor on defense, the forwards of Moscow can make a difference in this upcoming match.
Spartak Moscow vs Rapid Vienna: Head-to-head (h2h)
- They have only played each other in 1 competitive match which was the reverse fixture.
- Vienna won that game at home 2-0.
- This is the first match between them at Moscow.
Spartak Moscow vs Rapid Vienna: Prediction
Visitors are winless in their last 4 games in all competitions. Since the home form of Moscow is better than Vienna’s away record, we can bet on the hosts to win with 1.75 odd.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in total on 4 of the last 5 home matches played by Spartak. The same trend is followed by the visitors in their recent 5 matches on the road. So we can bet on a similar score of over 2.5 goals with 1.73 odd.
Spartak Moscow vs Rapid Vienna: Betting Tips
Spartak Moscow to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.73 (8/11).