Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City betting tips
This article covers Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
Spartak Moscow 10/3
Leicester City 4/5
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City: Match details
Match: Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City
Competition: UEFA Europa League Group Stages matchday 3 Group C
Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021
Kick-off time: 3:30 pm, (UK)
Stadium: Otkritie Arena
Betting prediction: Spartak Moscow 1-2 Leicester City
Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City: Recommended bets
Both teams to score is 4/6.
Leicester City to win and both teams to score is 5/2.
Jordan Larsson is 13/2 to open the scoring and 5/2 to net anytime.
Kelechi Ịheanachọ is 7/2 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to score in 90 minutes.
Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City: What are the betting odds?
Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City – recent form and head to head statistics
FK Sochi vs FK Spartak Moscow - 3:0
Legia Warszawa vs FK Spartak Moscow - 0:1
FK Spartak Moscow vs RFK Akhmat Grozny - 2:1
FK Ufa vs FK Spartak Moscow - 1:1
FK Spartak Moscow vs SSC Napoli - 2:1
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion - 1:1
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:3
Leicester City vs Watford FC - 4:1
Leicester City vs Liverpool FC - 1:0
Manchester City vs Leicester City - 6:3
|December 13, 2021||Premier League 21/22||FK Sochi||3 - 0||FK Spartak Moscow|
|December 9, 2021||UEFA Europa League 21/22||Legia Warszawa||0 - 1||FK Spartak Moscow|
|December 4, 2021||Premier League 21/22||FK Spartak Moscow||2 - 1||RFK Akhmat Grozny|
|November 29, 2021||Premier League 21/22||FK Ufa||1 - 1||FK Spartak Moscow|
|November 24, 2021||UEFA Europa League 21/22||FK Spartak Moscow||2 - 1||SSC Napoli|
|January 23, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Leicester City||1 - 1||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|January 19, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Leicester City||2 - 3||Tottenham Hotspur|
|January 15, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Burnley FC||0 - 0||Leicester City|
|January 11, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Everton FC||0 - 0||Leicester City|
|January 8, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||Leicester City||4 - 1||Watford FC|
|FK Spartak Moscow||Leicester City|
|20||Shots on goal||32|
|28||Shots off goal||28|
|38%||Average ball possession||58%|
|3||Shots on post||1|
|1||Shots on bar||1|
|9||Goals by foot||11|
|1||Goals by head||1|
|FK Spartak Moscow||Leicester City|
|2||Average Goals Scored||2.5|
|November 4, 2021||UEFA Europa League 21/22||Leicester City||1 - 1||FK Spartak Moscow|
|October 20, 2021||UEFA Europa League 21/22||FK Spartak Moscow||3 - 4||Leicester City|
Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City: Match preview
Will Spartak Moscow enjoy another memorable European victory?
It’s safe to say that this European campaign didn’t get off to the best of starts for the Red-and-Whites.
As Russian runners-up, they entered Champions League qualifying but were hammered 4-0 by Benfica, losing both matches 2-0.
Thus, they dropped into the Europa League group phase and, on matchday one, were beaten 1-0 by Legia Warsaw at home.
The only goal of a generally uneventful game came in stoppage time.
But then, everything changed 15 days later.
On matchday two, a brace from Quincy Promes, with Mikhail Ignatov also scoring, saw Spartak beat Napoli 3-2 at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
To call that win a big shock is an understatement.
Before this, Spartak had only won five of their last 30 matches in UEFA competitions.
In fact, the only teams they’d beaten since October 2012 were FC Thun, Rangers, Sevilla and Athletic Club.
Now though, Rui Vitória’s side have thrown the cat amongst the pigeons and might not just slump to last place after all.
Will they now win a home European game?
At the weekend, the Reds came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with city rivals Dynamo Moskva.
It was dramatic to say the least with Georgi Dzhikiya getting one back in the 87th minute before fellow centre-back Samuel Gigot equalised in stoppage time.
However, Spartak are down in seventh in the Russian Premier League with just 17 points from 11 fixtures.
The other three Moscow giants are all currently above them which won’t go down well at all.
Due to scheduling conflicts, which are frankly farcical, this game will kick off on Wednesday at 5:30 local time.
Less than 7,000 were in to watch Legia at the same time on matchday one despite the stadium having a capacity of 45,000.
Will those who do make the journey to Otkritie Arena be treated to a home win?
Will Leicester get back on track?
As for Leicester, they’re currently bottom of Europa League Group C so are in desperate need of the points.
On matchday one, they were seemingly in control at home to Napoli when goals from Ayoze Pérez and then Harvey Barnes had them 2-0 in front.
But, I Partenopei scored twice in the final 20 minutes to leave the King Power with a point.
Two weeks later and the Foxes were beaten in this group, slumping to a 1-0 defeat at the Polish Army Stadium.
Legia Warszawa were the better side throughout that game and got nothing less than they deserved.
Brendan Rodgers’ side cruised into the knockout stages a year ago but face a real fight to get there this time round.
If they were to leave the Russian capital empty handed, that steep mountain would look even tougher to climb.
Although, Leicester come into this one off the back of by far their best performance of the campaign to date.
On Saturday, they met Manchester United and, despite falling behind early, were level thanks to Youri Tielemans’ cross-cum-shot.
The score was 1-1 going into the final 12 minutes before a flurry of late goals.
Çağlar Söyüncü smashed Leicester back in front only for Rashford to equalise for Man United immediately after.
Straight from kick off though, Pérez broke down the left and pulled the ball back to Vardy who volleyed home; 3-2.
The win was sealed by a free-kick that was eventually side-footed in at the back post by an unmarked Patson Daka.
This 4-2 victory means Leicester have now beaten Manchester United in three successive meeting for the first time since 1901.
More importantly, it ends a run of four league games without a win and lifts the Foxes up to 11th in the table.
Can they now carry this new-found confidence into the Europa League?
Spartak Moscow team news vs Leicester City
Rui Vitória’s side will line-up in their usual 3-4-3 shape, as has been the case for all eight matches since 26 August.
Aleksandr Maksimenko has started all 15 games so far this season in all but there will have to be a change in front of him.
That’s because, Maximiliano Caufriez is suspended after being sent off in Italy on matchday two.
So, Ilya Gaponov is the most likely candidate to come into the back three with Pavel Maslov injured.
There will be a familiar face at right-wing-back.
Victor Moses has, to some extent, found a home in the Russian capital, making 32 appearances since joining in October 2020.
They are the ninth different club of his career, most notably winning the Premier League as a key player for Chelsea in 2016/17.
In the middle, Nail Umyarov is injured so Roman Zobnin could partner Ruslan Litvinov.
In attack, Spartak are without star man Quincy Promes, who scored twice in Naples, as well as Georgi Melkadze and Ezequiel Ponce who are all injured.
So, Zelimkhan Bakayev and Jordan Larsson, son of Celtic legend Henrik, will start to support Aleksandr Sobolev.
This strike force is massively diminished compared to what Spartak would be able to put out if everyone was fit.
Will the Russian side still have enough to get a result?
Leicester City team news vs Spartak Moscow
As for Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers still has a few injuries to contend with so can’t really rotate.
In fairness, with his side bottom of the group, there might not be much room for that anyway.
Kasper Schmeichel has started all ten Premier and Europa League games so far and that won’t change in Moscow.
At the back, Rodgers switched to a back three on Saturday and could stick with that here.
Jonny Evans’ recent injury issues means he’s unlikely to start again.
So, Jannik Vestergaard would come in besides Çağlar Söyüncü and Daniel Amartey.
This system allows Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira to operate in wing-back roles which is bad news for Ryan Bertrand as he’d miss out.
In the middle, Wilfred Ndidi is still out injured so there’s extra onus on summer signing Boubakary Soumaré.
He’ll continue alongside Youri Tielemans with James Maddison in a more advanced number ten role.
All in all, a 3-4-1-2 seems to suit Leicester much better with a key benefit being that it facilitates the deployment of a strike partnership.
Patson Daka, who became the first Zambian to score in the Premier League at the weekend, could come in alongside Kelechi Ịheanachọ.
Jamie Vardy, who’s already scored seven goals in the Premier League this season, will be left in reserve.
Harvey Barnes and Ademola Lookman are the real losers from the change in shape as this formation means there isn’t a need for wingers.
Could one of them come off the bench to score the winner in the Moscow?
Leicester don’t so much need to return from Russia with love but more from Russia with three points!
Predicted Spartak Moscow line-up vs Leicester City
Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Spartak Moscow
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Russian Premier League table:
|1||FK Zenit Saint Petersburg||18||11||5||2||44||20||24||38|
|2||FK Dinamo Moscow||18||11||3||4||33||20||13||36|
|7||RFK Akhmat Grozny||18||9||0||9||24||24||0||27|
|8||PFK Krylia Sovetov Samara||18||8||3||7||22||18||4||27|
|9||FK Spartak Moscow||18||6||5||7||20||26||-6||23|
|10||FK Rubin Kazan||18||6||4||8||23||27||-4||22|
|11||FK Ural Yekaterinburg||18||4||7||7||12||18||-6||19|
|12||PFK Arsenal Tula||18||5||4||9||21||35||-14||19|
|13||FK Nizhny Novgorod||18||5||4||9||18||30||-12||19|
Premier League table:
|5||West Ham United||23||11||4||8||41||31||10||37|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||22||6||12||4||23||23||0||30|
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This article was edited by Ben Green.
Spartak Moskva vs Leicester City betting tips: UEFA Europa League Group Stages preview, predictions and odds FAQs
When does Spartak Moskva vs Leicester City kick off?
15:30 (UK), Wednesday 20 October 2021.
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Spartak Moskva 1-2 Leicester City.