Ufa vs Spartak Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Neftyanik.
The defending champions began their title defense quest with a 2-2 draw in the city derby with the league’s newcomers Dynamo Moscow last weekend.
Narodnaya komanda will thus be looking for their first win in the new Premier League season this Sunday when they travel to Stadion Neftyanik to tackle a tricky rival in the like of Ufa.
Gorozhane’s rock-solid defense will be on a heavy challenge against one of the strongest attacking lines in the country.
Head coach Sergei Semak can be thrilled with Ufa’s performances at the back during the preparation period as they conceded no more than a single goal in three matches with CS U Craiovia, Utrecht and Arminia Bielefeld.
The team brought fine defensive displays to the domestic league where they kept a clean sheet in a narrow 0-1 win over Tosno at the start of their Premier League campaign.
The reigning champions have sky-high ambitions for the new season as they kept their key figures adding the like of Luiz Adriano to the final third options.
The Brazilian striker did not enjoy the best of the campaigns in Milan last year, but he is off to a flying start with the new team having bagged a goal in the mentioned draw with Dynamo on Tuesday.
Ufa vs Spartak Moscow: Head to head
The teams have three wins each ahead of their eighth head to head encounter.
Ufa are one of the rare teams to have claimed points from Otkrytiye Arena last year, but Narodnaya komanda got the revenge in late-April when they claimed a 1-3 victory at Stadion Neftyanik.
Ufa vs Spartak Moscow: Prediction
Ufa are very tough to break down and the champions will need to be at their max to collect points this Sunday.
The value is certainly with the hosts who are 23/20 to avoid a defeat in front of their fans.
Ufa vs Spartak Moscow: Bets
The first pick is Ufa or Draw Double Chance at the odds of 23/20.
You can alternatively take the 13/20 odds offered on Under 2.5 goals FT bet.