Europa: Champions League – Group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
Last Friday during the start match of the 13th round of RFPL Spartak had won over Akhmat in Grozny with the score 1:2. Here at the 72nd minute with the score 1:1 the winning goal was scored by the Paraguayan midfielder Lorenzo Melgarejo.
After such a victory the red and whites had increased their total number of points to 20 (+5=5-3) and now are taking the 5th line of the tournament bracket. And now the team of Massimo Carrera is getting ready to the forthcoming battle against Sevilla.
Spartak (the head coach Massimo Carrera)
The 5th Champions League’s group E is the only group out of 8 groups which doesn’t have the bright favorite according to 2 last rounds. Now the leader of the group Sevilla has 4 points, Liverpool and Spartak have two points each and the last 4th place is taken by the champion of Slovenia Maribor with one gained point. And that is why the champion of Russia during the home battle with the leader needs to earn at least one point.
Sevilla Spain (the head coach Eduardo Berizzo)
The only leader of the group E is getting ready for the forthcoming battle in Moscow in absolutely different mood. During the last calendar match of Spanish La Liga the main club of Andalucía had lost to the main club of the Basque country (1:0). At the 43rd minute the attacking midfielder of the hosts Mikel Vesga had opened the score. And after the break, despite all exertions of the guests, Athletic had managed to save the gained advantage. And though all opponents of Sevilla in the champions race play all matches a little bit later the team of Eduardo Berizzo will lose its current second line according to the results of the 8th round.
The last battle at the San Mames stadium has vividly demonstrated that the game of Sevilla is not as bright and confident as at Ramon stadium. Of course, with such a team the champion of Russia can and must fight for the victory at overcrowded Otkritie Arena. It is obvious, that it will be a real full house and that is why the factor of home field should become a decisive one.
Spartak – 4.50, draw – 3.75, Sevilla –1.73;
Our tip: Spartak to win or draw (Asian Handicap +0.5) - odds 2.13 SBOBET