Spartak Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Prediction & Match Preview

Spartak Moscow vs Rubin Kazan
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).

Spartak Moscow are looking to bounce back from Thursday’s tough 3-0 defeat away at Arsenal Tula. They play host to bottom-half Rubin Kazan in the last fixture of the Matchday No 26 on Monday afternoon at Otkrytiye Arena.

Narodnaya Komanda seriously halted their push for the top-three finish and a place in the Champions League qualifications in the summer. They lost three of past four league matches and are now five points shy of third-placed city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow.

Nonetheless, Oleg Kononov’s men have somewhat of an easier schedule in final five games of the season and a potential winning thread could get them back in contest for the third place at the end of the campaign. Can Spartak shift their fortunes around on Monday against Rubin?

Spartak Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Head-to-head

Narodnaya Komanda can rely heavily on the head to head tradition here.

They won 10, drew 2 and lost 3 of past 15 home clashes with Volzhane.

Spartak Moscow won two and drew one of past three meetings with Rubin Kazan.

Both teams scored in six of past seven head to head matches.

Spartak Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Prediction

Volzhane had a disappointing campaign in this term of Premier League. They are now winless in eight subsequent games across competitions and are just four points above the red zone line coming into this complicated away fixture against Champions League hopefuls.

The return of just one point from last three rounds which saw Rubin play the likes of Krylya Sovetov, Ural and Ufa is highly disappointing. Volzhane won only 1 of 15 away matches this season and we have to see them as clear underdogs against Spartak here.

The visitors scored only two goals in last four away fixtures in the competition. Apart from the home win, we will go with Spartak’s clean sheet at 1.90 as an alternative betting prediction.

Spartak Moscow vs Rubin Kazan: Bet Tips

  • Spartak Moscow to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
  • Spartak Moscow to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).