Spartak moscow vs benfica prediction

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We say: Benfica 2-1 Spartak Moscow (Benfica win 4-1 on aggregate) Expect Spartak Moscow to demonstrate more of an attacking edge in the second leg as Vitoria seeks revenge over his former club, who have already demonstrated their European pedigree.Aug 10, 2021

What is the difference between Spartak Moscow and Benfica?

The Russian Premier League has begun, so Spartak Moscow can boast better match fitness. They have signed Nigerian winger Victor Moses on a permanent deal from Chelsea, while the likes of Alex Kral and Jordan Larsson have done well at the club and have been linked with moves away. Benfica, on the other hand, have been busy in the transfer market.

What is Benfica’s predicted XI?

Benfica Predicted XI (4-3-3): Odysseas Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Nicolas Otamendi, Jan Vertonghen, Alex Grimaldo, Julian Weigl, Joao Mario, Adel Taarabt, Rafa Silva, Haris Seferovic, Pizzi The Russian Premier League has begun, so Spartak Moscow can boast better match fitness.

What is Roman Zobnin’s contract with Spartak Moscow?

Roman Zobnin has a contract with Spartak Moscow, which expires in June, 2020. Member of the ‘Big Three’ clubs in Portugal alongside FC Porto and CP Sporting, Sport Lisboa e Benfica are the football club that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga.

How successful has Vitoria been at Benfica?

A two-time league winner during his time at the Benfica helm, Vitoria’s three-and-a-half year stay with the Portuguese side remains the most successful of his managerial career so far, but the 51-year-old cannot let even a hint of sentimentality creep in this week.

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Our prediction for this Champions League match

Spartak Moscow and Benfica face each other in a highly-anticipated Champions League qualifier at Otkrytiye Arena. The Russian outfit kicked off the new domestic campaign with a 1-0 loss to Rubin Kazan, but it has to be noted that they were scoring goals for fun in pre-season.


Highlighted Player (Roman Zobnin)

Roman Zobnin is a talented Russian footballer who was born in Irkutsk on February 11, 1994. Zobnin played for the likes of Zvezda Irkutsk and Konoplyov football academy during his youth career, while starting his senior career Akademiya Tolyatti.


Highlighted Team (Benfica)

Member of the ‘Big Three’ clubs in Portugal alongside FC Porto and CP Sporting, Sport Lisboa e Benfica are the football club that has never been relegated from the Primeira Liga. The club is nicknamed Aguias because of the Eagle symbol atop the club’s crest.


Match preview

Perhaps best known for his trophy-laden stint in the Benfica dugout, Vitoria has since swapped sunny Portugal for Spartak Moscow, who have endured mixed fortunes during the early weeks of the 2021-22 Russian Premier League season.


Team News

Spartak defender Pavel Maslov continues to recuperate from hip inflammation and will not take to the field in the first leg, while Aleksandr Selikhov is nursing a fractured finger and will also miss out.


We say: Spartak Moscow 0-1 Benfica

Spartak Moscow may have a slightly greater competitive edge heading into the first leg having already kicked off their league proceedings, but Benfica’s pre-season form is something to be admired.


Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.


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Match Forecast

Mathematical Prediction Analysis for this UEFA Champions League Qualifying game:
Spartak Moscow meets Benfica in a match of a round in UEFA Champions League Qualifying this at 18:00 GMT.


Key Information

In the last 5 matches Spartak Moscow have won 2 matches, 2 ended in a draw and they have lost 1 match.


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Match preview

It took a bit of time for Benfica to get going in front of the 2,900-strong crowd at the Otkritie Arena last Wednesday, but whatever Jorge Jesus said at half time seemed to work to great effect, as the Primeira Liga outfit struck twice to register a comfortable 2-0 success in the first leg.


Team News

Benfica striker Seferovic is expected to be sidelined for up to three weeks with the calf injury he suffered in the first leg, and he takes his place in the treatment room alongside fellow striker Darwin Nunez as he recovers from knee surgery.


We say: Benfica 2-1 Spartak Moscow (Benfica win 4-1 on aggregate)

Expect Spartak Moscow to demonstrate more of an attacking edge in the second leg as Vitoria seeks revenge over his former club, who have already demonstrated their European pedigree.


Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.


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