Spartak Moscow vs PFC Sochi
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow)
The Capital will see hosts Spartak take on the Leopards this Sunday. The home team fell way back among the competition with other teams based in Moscow. They had to settle for a seventh position with 39 points and had one of the poorest attacking units of the season. They will be happy to face Sochi in their season opener at home.
Sochi managed to stay for yet another season at the top. In their first season in Premier League, they were fortunate to finish 12th with 33 points in the 30 games. Like most teams at the bottom half of the table, they had a considerable amount of games drawn. Another major highlight was their scoring rate with 40 goals coming in the 30 matches they boasted the sixth-best attacking stats last year.
Spartak Moscow vs PFC Sochi: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the two matches between them, both teams won a game each.
- Both of those games had the same final score of 1-0.
- Spartak won the only head to head game played at this ground.
- Sochi is on a three-match losing streak in league games on the road.
- Including those, they have no wins in seven previous away games in the league.
Spartak Moscow vs PFC Sochi: Prediction
One of the bets major wins Sochi obtained last year was against Spartak. But they won that match at home and lost this fixture held in July 2020. Currently, they are losing back to back matches on the road. The last time they won an away game in the league was back in September 2019 against Dynamo Moscow. Even though the Red-Whites have very few wins at home recently, I think that they can win this one like last time.
Even though Sochi has got immense talent in the attacking side, they have been underperforming in recent league games. Especially in the last two away matches they were unable to trouble the score line and conceded 3 goals in both of them as well. This was their third game in four weeks without a goal. The hosts have scored in 80% of their recent home matches. So I am backing the home side to win with only one team scoring.
Spartak Moscow vs PFC Sochi: Betting Tips
Spartak Moscow to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.90 (9/10.)