FC Thun vs Spartak Moscow
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stockhorn Arena (Thun).
FC Thun are currently struggling in their respective domestic league and have stretched their winless run to three games in a row. The squad’s most recently concluded fixture in the weekend saw them admit defeat by a 3-2 scoreline at the hands of Basel and will be hoping to get off to a much more positive start in their first Europa clash of the season on Thursday.
Spartak Moscow are not faring any better back in Russia and have registered just two draws and a defeat so far. The visitors were held to a stalemate in their last matchup against Dinamo Moscow on home soil while on the road, they succumbed to a 2-0 loss in their game with Tambov.
Although both sides have got off to very mediocre starts, Spartak Moscow’s experience in European competitions surely gives them the edge over the home side in their maiden clash at the Stockhorn Arena.
FC Thun vs Spartak Moscow Head to head (h2h)
- The two teams have not previously met each other in any competition.
FC Thun vs Spartak Moscow Prediction
The hosts have not been able to channel the charms of home advantage in their recent fixtures, and have just one win to their name in their last five, and not more than two in their previous ten.
The squad have also been breached seven times in their last three games alone and have scored just five in retaliation.
On the other hand, Spartak Moscow have lost just twice in their previous five outings, and four times in their last ten.
The guests have also been accurate in finding the back of the net, and have amassed ten goals to their name in the process.
It also needs saying that Spartak Moscow are far more experienced and competitive when it comes to clashes across Europe than their counterparts, so the win is more than likely to swing in favor of the Russian outfit at the end of the ninety minutes in this one.
The visitors have not kept a clean sheet in their three of their last four trips on the road. Given that FC Thun have also been consistent in finding the back of the net twice in their last two games, a high scoring clash with both teams contributing to the scorecard is definitely looming large.
FC Thun vs Spartak Moscow Betting tips
Spartak Moscow to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).