Krylia Sovetov vs Spartak: favourite won't disappoint?
Krylya Sovetov Samara
Krylia Sovetov played in FNL last season. The board managed to keep the important players after relegation and even strengthened the team. Obviously, the club from Samara wanted to return to the Premier League as soon as possible and were the leaders of FNL throughout the season. They finished on the first line with a seven points advantage over the second Orenburg.
In the offseason, Krylia Sovetov prepared intensively for the start of the Premier League. They made several transfers and played many test matches with the Serbian and the Russian clubs. However, as the first round showed, Krylia Sovetov still aren't in the optimal form - they were defeated 1:2 at home by Akhmat, and the quality of their performance was far from perfect.
Spartak had an excellent last season, but sadly the board didn't keep Domenico Tedesco as the club's manager. In the summer, the Red-and-whites appointed Rui Vitoria as the main manager. He certainly faces many challenges. Before the start of the Premier League, Spartak have once again won the Parimatch Premier Cup, showing that they are ready for the new season.
Spartak kicked off the new season in Kazan. Rubin have once again confirmed that they are to be reckoned with: despite the fact that Spartak controlled most of the game, they failed to score a goal. And Rubin had just a few moments, but they used their chance and won with a score of 1:0.
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Krylia Sovetov played very poorly against Akhmat, showing that they still need a long time to get in form. Spartak also lost their game in the first round, but they looked no worse than their opponents, just failed to find the back of the net. The Red-and-whites are objectively stronger and much better prepared for the season.
We believe that the hosts have no chance. Our prediction - Spartak to win.
Krylia Sovetov will certainly focus on defense and will try not to open up, even if they concede first. Spartak really need a victory now, and they will be happy with the victory by just one goal.
Our second bet - Spartak to win by 1 goal.