Spartak Moscow vs Liverpool – UEFA Champions League: After debuting with a draw on the Champions League, Liverpool now travel to Russia.
Their opponent this time is Spartak Moscow, the Russian champions who also ensured their direct qualification spot into the Champions’ League group stage. The Russians have also had a somewhat disappointing start in the Champions League.
The team tied with Qarabag. That ended up generating a curious situation in the group, which is a 4-way tie between every team, with all of them having just 1 point gained.
Spartak goes into this match being unbeaten on their last 6 matches played in both the Russian league and the Champions League.
Speaking a bit about the Russian league, which already has 11 rounds played in this edition, Spartak sits only in 8th place with 14 points – 13 points behind leader Zenit.
Latest results – Spartak Moscow:
23.09.2017 D1 Spartak Moscow 2-2 Anzhi Makhachkala
20.09.2017 Cup Kuban Krasnodar 0-2 Spartak Moscow
17.09.2017 D1 FK Tosno 2-2 Spartak Moscow
13.09.2017 CL NK Maribor 1-1 Spartak Moscow
09.09.2017 D1 Spartak Moscow 1-0 Rubin Kazan
27.08.2017 D1 SKA-Energia 0-0 Spartak Moscow
Latest results – Liverpool FC:
23.09.2017 PR Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool FC
19.09.2017 LC Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool FC
16.09.2017 PR Liverpool FC 1-1 Burnley FC
13.09.2017 CL Liverpool FC 2-2 Sevilla FC
09.09.2017 PR Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool FC
27.08.2017 PR Liverpool FC 4-0 Arsenal
Spartak Moscow vs Liverpool – Betting Tip and Prediction:
After a convincing start to the season, Liverpool is once again showing the structural problems that have been affecting the team in the past few seasons.
That mainly shows in the Premier League, where the team had started off well.
The heavy loss against Manchester City and then the draw at home with Burnley exposed their problems once again, especially the defensive ones.
On their last match, they have won again, beating Leicester away from home. They sit in 5th place on the league table, with 11 points.
Klopp’s problems mainly lie on the defensive consistency. The team has been conceding a lot of goals and that has been one of the main problems for him to solve.
I don’t see a very different story in this match. The Russians now they must get some points at home and go on the attack against the English side.
On the other hand, if there is one sector on the Reds that deserves some respect, is their attack. Therefore, I think both sides will score here.
|Both teams to score||