Spartak Moscow vs FC Rostov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
At the moment, Spartak Moscow are nine points behind foes FC Rostov on the ladder.
However, given the visiting side’s poor form on the road, Spartak Moscow are certainly in contention to reduce the deficit this weekend.
Spartak Moscow vs FC Rostov Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous clash saw Spartak Moscow post a 2-1 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past five games.
- Half of their last ten fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A tie has occurred twice in their previous ten matchups.
- FC Rostov have registered a win six times in their last fifteen fixtures. (W-6, D-3, L-6)
Spartak Moscow vs FC Rostov Prediction
Spartak Moscow had their two-match unbeaten run in the league brought to an abrupt halt by Zenit on the road after the latter handed them a 1-0 defeat.
The hosts failed to record more than three shots on target throughout the ninety minutes in that latter matchup. And, despite their counterparts being reduced to ten men in the early minutes of the second half, the home side failed to breach their foes, ultimately making the trip back home empty-handed.
On the other hand, FC Rostov are without a win in their last four games on the trot. Their previous clash on home soil witnessed Ural hold them to a far from an exciting stalemate, while on the road, Dynamo Moscow took them down with a 2-1 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have not been able to incorporate their positive form at home, into their outings. The visiting contingent have been at the losing end in two of their past three trips on the road, and have garnered no more than a point from a possible nine in the process as well.
Furthermore, FC Rostov have come away with the win just once in their last ten visits here. As such, Spartak Moscow should be able to edge past the away side, especially with the home advantage at hand.
Be that as it may, the hosts have not been able to ensure consistency at home. They have admitted defeat in four of their last six games here albeit by a narrow one-goal margin in each. Hence, the safest punt would be backing a Draw no bet.
In addition, Spartak Moscow have kept a clean sheet just twice in their past ten matchups here in all competitions. Meanwhile, FC Rostov have been consistent in bagging a consolation goal at the least in each of their previous four outings in a running.
Hence, expect both teams to have their names on the scoresheet in this one.
Spartak Moscow vs FC Rostov Betting tips
Draw no bet: Spartak Moscow @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).