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| On Aug 26, 2021 5:30 PM IST

SPK vs SO Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Spartak Moscow vs PFC Sochi Russian Premier League Live Score August 26


SPK vs SO Dream11: As the Russian Premier League goes on in full swing, it will be Spartak Moscow that plays host to PFC Sochi at the Otkritie Arena. PFC Sochi have had a mixed start to the new season. Having won three, and lost two games out of five, PFC Sochi are in at 5th with nine points. After securing three wins on the bounce, PFC Sochi are on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Krylya Sovetov and will be hoping to bounce back to winning way. Meanwhile,  Spartak Moscow are in at 8th with seven points to their names. They have won two, drawn one and lost two games, and are fresh from 1-1 draw against Arsenal Tula. With both clubs starting off in fairly inconsistent manner, we can expect the upcoming contest to be a dogged affair.

Date: August 26, Thursday
Kick-Off: 9:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Otkritie Arena

Russian Premier League Table

Spartak Moscow are in at 8th with seven points, while, PFC Sochi find themslves at 5th with nine points.

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Head to Head

From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Spartak Moscow that has the edge with three wins in contrast to PFC Sochi’s two wins. One game has ended on level terms as well.

Spartak Moscow News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Pavel Maslov misses out due to injury.
  • Nikolai Rasskazov is out due to suspension.
  • Victor Moses and Geroge Melkadze are doubtful to start.

Expected Changes and Strategy: 

  • A Maksimenko should be starting in at goal.
  • Gaponov, Gigot, Dzhikilya and Lucas can be the back four in defence.
  • Bakaev, Kral, Zobin and Lomovitsky are likely to feature in midfield.
  • Larsson and Ponce are in contention to lead the attack.

Spartak Moscow Starting XI (Likely)


PFC Sochi News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Marko Dugandzic, Christian Noboa and Nikita Burmistrov are in doubt to start.

Expected Changes and Strategy: 

  • Dzhanev should be starting in at goal.
  • Branc, Prokhin and Urganov can be the back three in defence.
  • Zaika and Terekhov could feature out wide.
  • Tsallagov and Angban can partner along in central midfield.
  • Yusupov, Popov and Barsov are in contention to lead the attack.

PFC Sochi Starting XI (Likely)


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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Ezequiel Ponce will be the danger man from Spartak Moscow’s end. Ponce has two goals and a pass accuracy of 76.2% from three appearances in the season so far.

Goals 64
Goals This Season 2
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 76.2%

Ivelin Popov can certainly pack a punch in the final third region for PFC Sochi. Popov has three goals, an assist and a pass accuracy of 75% from five appearances this season.

Goals 86
Goals This Season 3
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 74.7%


Differential Pick

Christian Noboa has had an impressive start to the new season for PFC Sochi. The 36-year-old has a goal, an assist and also has a pass accuracy of 91% from three appearances this season.

Goals 74
Goals This Season 1
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 81%


SPK vs SO Dream 11 Teams

GK: A Maksimenko
DEF: S Gigot, G Dzhikiya, D Prokhin, I Yurganov
MID: R Zobnin, I Popov, K Zaika
FOR: E Ponce, J Larsson, M Barsov

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Likely Winner: 

  • PFC Sochi’s three game winning run came to an end in their most recent fixture.
  • Both sides have started off in inconsistent manner, and it could turn out to be a cagey affair.

Odds to Win:

The odds are in favor of a draw by 2.50

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