Spartak Moscow and Thun measure forces at Otkrytiye Arena, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the victory outside Spartak Moscow by (2-3) in the first leg. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Thun presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Spartak Moscow :
After the victory outside by (2‑3), the home team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal lead. 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 matches it records 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 16 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a victory away with Terek Grozny by (1-3). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Spartak Moscow won 5, drew 3 and lost 2. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack He has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
Spartak Moscow comes motivated to this match, after a 1-3 win against Terek, in a match for the Russian championship. It should be noted that the home team won a great victory in the first game, 2-3, in the field of Thun: the team’s goals were scored by Bakaev (2) and Ponce. Coach Oleg Kononov should benefit the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. Most likely, this team is organized in a 4-3-3, in which Ponce will occupy the most advanced position. André Schurrle is the star of the team, being very fast and strong in the counterattack. All equipment is available for this game.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal drawback and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Super League, he won the Luzern out by (0-2). In its last 10 away games, Thun records 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 20 of their last 23 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals.
Thun is coming to this game after a 0-2 away victory against Luzern in the Swiss championship. In the first game, the Swiss achieved an interesting result, scoring two goals for Spartak Moscow Russians. Usually, coach Marc Schneider plays in a 4-4-2, in which Simone Rapp and Ridge Munsy are the team’s most offensive references. It is important to underline the quality of the number 10 Basil Stilhart: this athlete has the competence to organize the offensive process. Out of this match due to injury will be Karlen, Hediger and Ziswiler.