Spartak Moscow vs Rangers Prediction & Tips
With only three points separating the four teams in Group G, this match could be decisive both forSpartak (two points) and for Rangers (five points), after their goalless draw a fortnight ago.
In the midst of a four-game losing streak at home in the Russian Premier League, it’s not the best time to be a diehard Spartak fan. Things do not look much better in the European concert, with only two wins in their last 10 games (G2, E4, P4), although in seven of those 10 games they managed to score at least one goal.
Spartak have never managed to win against Scottish rivals (E3, P2). However, Rangers have an impressive record against Russian clubs on foreign soil thanks to four wins in six games (G4, E1, P1). Four of those parties were in Russia and the other two, in neutral places.
Unbeaten in 11 European matches under Steven Gerrard (G5, E6, including qualifying duels), Rangers are enjoying their first historic presence in the group stage of the EL (G1, E2) after advancing from the first qualifying round. The Scottish team is just one of four teams that achieved this feat this season.
However, they have drawn four of their five away games in Europe this season (G1, E4) and four of those games finished with less than 2.5 goals.
Players to watch: the promising 18-year-old Mikhail Ignatov went from reserve to first team Spartk this season and caused several problems in the midfield to Rangers in the game played in Glasgow.
In each of the last seven games in which Rangers has scored, Alfredo Morelos has contributed with at least one goal.
Statistics to consider: Spartak have left their fence unbeaten in only three of their last 10 official games.
If the Rangers win, it will be the first time that he has won two consecutive games in official away matches since February.
Rangers have conceded goals in eight of their last ten away games (in all competitions). In six of them he allowed exactly one goal.
Spartak Moscow – Rangers FREE TIPS
Rangers – Win @ 3.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90