Spartak Moscow and Rostov meet at Otkrytiye Arena, in a match for the 13th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 08‑12‑2019, in a Premier League match that ended in a (1‑4) victory for Rostov. The goals of the match were scored by E. Ponce (81 ‘), for Spartak Moscow, and B. Zainutdinov (22’ and 83 ‘), A. Ionov (53’) and D. Chistyakov (79 ‘), for Rostov . In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Rostov presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Spartak Moskva :
The home team is currently in 1st position, with 27 points won, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won away against Khimki by (2‑3). In the last match, they won away against Krasnodar by (1‑3). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor, with 27 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 8 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Spartak Moscow won 11 points out of 15 possible, after 3 victories and 2 draws in the last 5 matches they played in their stadium.
For this competition, they did not lose any of the last 5 matches at their stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 matches in the competition, they conceded the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Spartak Moscow maintains the leadership of the competition and will fight hard for a victory to stay there. The team performed well in the previous 12 matches, with eight wins, three draws and only one loss. To overcome Rostov, he will need intense markings to avoid the opponent’s offensive actions and control the match. Spartak have a qualified team and it won’t be a surprise if they win again.
The visiting team is currently in 6th position, with 20 points won, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Akhmat Grozny by (3‑0). In the last match, they lost at home to Khimki by (0‑2). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 21 suffered. For the championship, Rostov won 10 points out of a possible 18, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 6 away games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
Rostov have a very difficult game ahead, against the championship leader, at their rival’s home. The club first seeks to avoid defeat and, for this, it needs strong markings and a lot of pressure on opposing players, trying to nullify their attacks. After that, you will have to be aware of the opponent’s mistakes and possible spaces that can be exploited in counterattacks.