SPK vs NIN Dream11 Prediction: Spartak Moscow returns their attention to the Russian Premier League after suffering a disheartening 0-2 loss to Portugal based outfit Benfica in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. It is the unbeaten Nizhny Novgorod who makes the trip to the Otkritie Arena, posing a stiff challenge for last season’s runner ups.
This should be a fairly comfortable home win. It is an encounter between one of the best sides in the country against a newly-promoted team. Spartak Moscow have began their season with a win and a defeat. That defeat came away against the fairly strong Rubin Kazan but Spartak will be concerned by the lack of rhythm so far. Nizhny Novgorod have picked up four points from their opening two with similarly stifling results of 1-0 and 1-1. The home team will be the favourites but, given the opening two matches of the two teams, both team can score in this clash.
Date: 7 August, Saturday
Time: 10:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Where to watch Russian Premier League Live Score and Live Stream? No live streaming in India.
Spartak Moscow – L-W-L-W-W
Nizhny Novgorod – D-W-L-W-L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
Spartak Moscow Wins- 01
Nizhny Novgorod Wins– 03
Spartak Moscow News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Defender Pavel Maslov has been recovering from a recurrent injury and is a doubt for Saturday’s match.
Expected changes and Strategy: Dutch winger Quincy Promes is back in training after recovering from a recent injury and might be available for selection here.
Nizhny Novgorod News
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue before coming into this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: Midfielder Pavel Mogilevets is back in training and will probably be available for selection next time out.
Alexander Sobolev: Sobolev has 1 goal and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 31.46%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 1 assist, 3 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.
Timur Suleymanov: Suleymanov has 1 goal and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 29.31%. He had a total of 2 big chances. He has a total of 0 assists, 1 key passes and he created a total of 3 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Jordan Larsson: Larsson has 1 goal and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 23.57%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 2 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.
Defenders: Gotsuk, Kakkoev, Kutepov, Gigot
Midfielders: Gorbunov, Promes, Moses
Attackers: Suleymanov, Sobolev, Larsson
Our assessment is that Spartak Moscow will most probably be able to score a couple against Nizhny Novgorod, who could well find it tough to score themselves. Accordingly, we see a controlled win for Spartak Moscow when the full-time whistle blows. In our SPK vs NIN Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for Spartak Moscow in this match.