Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Liverpool host Spartak Moscow at Anfield on 06/12/17 as both teams look to book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Liverpool won 5-1 at Brighton at the weekend, while Spartak were 1-0 winners at Arsenal Tula. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool are heavy favourites to win here and rightly so given their free-scoring form in the Premier League. I’m expecting Jurgen Klopp’s side to have little fuss in seeing off the Russian outfit.

Liverpool -1 handicap - 8/15
Roberto Firmino to score anytime - 10/11

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Liverpool have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 4 games against Spartak Moscow

Spartak Moscow saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Spartak Moscow saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Liverpool

AVG Goals

3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W H

24-02-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-03-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

06-03-2018

Champions League Final Stage

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Spartak Moscow Form Guide

Spartak Moscow Team Logo

Spartak Moscow

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
L H

15-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

22-02-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

04-03-2018

Premier League

Lokomotiv Moscow Team Logo Lokomotiv Moscow

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Premier League

SKA-Khabarovsk Team Logo SKA-Khabarovsk

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

Premier League

Rubin Kazan Team Logo Rubin Kazan

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Tosno Team Logo Tosno

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

04-04-2018

Cup

Krylya Sovetov Samara Team Logo Krylya Sovetov Samara

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

08-04-2018

Premier League

Anzhi Makhachkala Team Logo Anzhi Makhachkala

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

L A

15-04-2018

Premier League

Ural Team Logo Ural

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Cup

Tosno Team Logo Tosno

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 0)

Liverpool Preview

Few teams - if any - can live with Liverpool when they’re in the mood and Brighton felt the full force of their fearsome forwards when the Reds beat them 5-1 at the Amex Stadium at the weekend. Emre Can headed in a powerful effort from a corner on the half hour mark and they were 2-0 ahead a minute later through Roberto Firmino. A blistering counter-attack allowed Firmino to calmly claim his second of the afternoon, and although Glenn Murray pulled one back for Brighton, Liverpool completed the rout late on. Philippe Coutinho’s genius free-kick deceived the jumping wall to make it 4-1, before the Brazilian’s later effort was deflected home by Lewis Dunk for their fifth. Liverpool have been in fine form since losing 4-1 away to Tottenham at the end of October, winning five and drawing one of their six Premier League games since - form which has seen them climb into the top four. Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, winning four and drawing three of their seven games in the competition and were extremely unfortunate not to win in the reverse meeting in Moscow. Scoring three goals or more in seven of their last eight in all competitions, confidence is at a real high amongst the team heading into this vital match.

Liverpool Team News

Nathaniel Clyne (back) and Joel Matip (muscle) are both ruled out of this clash. Adam Lallana (hamstring) is a doubt.

Spartak Moscow Preview

Spartak Moscow left it late to pick up an important three points at the weekend as they continued their excellent form with a 1-0 win away to Arsenal Tula. With it seeing as if they would be left frustrated by the 8th-placed side in the Russian Premier League, Spartak scored a 90th minute winner through midfielder Denis Glushakov to make it four wins on the bounce in the Russian Premier League. After a slow start to the season, Massimo Carrera’s men are beginning to find their feet once more, having won four of their last five games in all competitions. They still have a chance to finish anywhere from 1st to 3rd in the group, with victory at Anfield guaranteeing them a place in the knockout rounds of the competition. Anything less than that, though, would see them eliminated and enter the last 32 of the Europa League, as they look to end a seven-year drought for an away win in the Champions League, last doing so on December 8 2010 away to Slovakian side Zilina. They were fortunate not to lose at home to Liverpool last time out and will have to hope they do not run into a side in form similar to which played at the weekend.

Spartak Moscow Team News

Gerogre Tigiev, Artem Timofeev (both cruciate ligament) and Dmitri Kombarov (broken rib) are all missing. Jano Ananidze (ankle), Quincy Promes (calf) and Ze Luis (toe) are doubtful.

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Spartak Moscow Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow Sidelined Players

Liverpool
52 Danny Ward Injured
32 Joel Matip Injured
20 Adam Lallana Injured
Spartak Moscow
17 Georgi Tigiev Injured
7 Jano Ananidze Injured
23 Dmitri Kombarov Injured
40 Artem Timofeev Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Loris Karius 189 75
12 LB Joseph Gomez 188 77
6 CD Dejan Lovren 188 84
17 CD Ragnar Klavan 187 85
18 RB Alberto Moreno 171 65
10 CM Philippe Coutinho 171 71
23 CM Emre Can 184 82
5 CM Georginio Wijnaldum 175 69
19 LF Sadio Mane 175 69
9 CF Roberto Firmino 181 76
11 RF Mohamed Salah 175 69
No. Pos Player M kg
57 GK Alexander Selikhov 190 79
38 LB Andrei Eshchenko 176 69
5 CD Serdar Tasci 186 80
16 CD Salvatore Bocchetti 178 77
14 RB Georgiy Dzhikiya 183 73
8 CDM Denis Glushakov 182 80
12 CM Luiz Adriano 182 71
47 CM Roman Zobnin 182 74
10 CM Quincy Promes 176 65
11 CDM Fernando 173 66
9 CF Ze Luis 183 81