We should be in for a very entertaining 90-minutes at the Kazan' Arena as two of last season's top four sides prepare to go head-to-head. Rubin Kazan secured 4th spot last season while their opponents on Saturday, Spartak Moscow, finished as runners-up to Zenit in the race for the Premier League title.
Rubin Kazan vs Spartak Moscow: Top Three Predictions
- Prediction one: Full-Time Result – Spartak Moscow to Win @ 5/4
- Prediction two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 Goals @ 10/11
- Prediction three: Correct Score – 3-1 to Spartak Moscow @ 14/1
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Spartak Moscow to Win
Spartak Moscow have won three of their last four games against Rubin Kazan and on each of those occasions, they have played the role of the away side. Last season, 4pts separated these two clubs with Spartak Moscow finishing ahead of Rubin Kazan. Heading into Saturday's clash, the host shave lost their last two pre-season friendlies and one of those games was against Spartak Moscow.
Over 2.5 Goals
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in two of Spartak's last three wins against Rubin and we're expecting plenty of goalmouth action this weekend as well. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the host's last four fixtures as well as in each of Spartak's last six outings, so you can see just why we're backing goals in this game.
3-1 to Spartak Moscow
We're backing a 3-1 final scoreline in favour of the visitors this weekend. Spartak Moscow beat Rubin Kazan 4-0 in a recent friendly match and we're only expecting a slightly better performance from the hosts this time around. The visitors have scored at least three goals in each of their last four fixtures and look so good going forward right now. However, Spartak have also only kept two clean sheets in their last six attempts and we can see them conceding in Kazan.
All you need to know for Rubin Kazan vs Spartak Moscow
Two of last season's top four lock horns on the first day of the season
there wasn't much between these two clubs last season and Rubin Kazan will have be proud of their 4th place finish. However, Champions League football is the main aim for these two clubs as Zenit are expected to dominate the title race once again. Spartak Moscow secured the second Champions League spot last time out and Rubin Kazan will be determined to finish ahead of them in this campaign.
The gap between the Champions League chasers and the current title holders Zenit looks as big as ever but if one of these teams can build up some moment and not allow Zenit to create a lead, then maybe we could see a new league champion this season, Going by last season, Spartak Moscow look the best equipped to knock Zenit off their perch and a win away at Rubin Kazan would be a statement of their intent.
Rubin Kazan vs Spartak Moscow – FAQ
- Who are the bookmaker's favourites? – Spartak Moscow are the favourites with the bookmakers.
- What was the score last time these two sides met? – Rubin Kazan 0-4 Spartak Moscow, 14/7/21.
- What time does the game kick-off? – 18:00 GMT, 19:00 CET.