CSK vs SPK Dream11 : Derby day returns in the Russian Premier League as Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow fight it out for a spot in the top 4 today
Gameweek 6 in the Russian Premier League brings our way only the solitary encounter today but one which is set to set the league alight. With Spartak Moscow and CSKA Moscow clashing heads today as derby day returns to the marquee league, today’s clash promises to be as intriguing and riveting as they get, a humdinger of a clash which will be decided by the finest of margins.
For Spartak Moscow especially, today’s clash is not just about upstaging their opponents but also infusing life into what has been an extremely lacklustre campaign for them till now. With the two wins and two defeats in five matches, accompanied by the one draw, the side themselves struggling in eighth place, a position which doesn’t justify the title aspirations the side held coming into the ongoing season.
However what would have pleased the side though would have been the way they finally managed to unlock their true potential in their last outing, a result which saw them break free off a three match winless run. Defeating Akhmat Grozny 3-1, the side not only registered three vital points infront of its name but also displayed first signs of the attacking skill set bestowed in the squad.
Elsewhere, CSK Moscow enter the land of today’s encounter two points ahead of their opponents, a narrative which sees them navigate their way all the way to fifth place. The side are unbeaten in their previous four matches ever since losing their league opener but the previous 0-0 draw against Sochi would have hurt them. It was a drab affair, one where the side massively underwhelmed in the attacking side of things, an area they are yet to flourish in.
Probable Playing 11
- Ponce is out of this encounter for Spartak Moscow after receiving a red card.
- Meanwhile, Dzagoev sits this one out for CSKA Moscow owing to a knee injury which the player still has to recover from.
Maksimenko (GK), Eschenko, Gigot, Dzhikiya, Lucas, Guliev, Zobnin, Bakaev, Till, Schurrle, Larsson
Akinfeev (GK), Vasin, Sarlija, Magnusson, Fernandes, Vlasic, Akhmetov, Bistrovic, Oblyakov, Kuchaev, Chalov
Russian Premier League
Match: Spartak Moscow Vs CSKA Moscow
Date And Time: 19th August, Monday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
CSK vs SPK Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for CSK vs SPK Dream11
With three cleansheets in four matches, CSKA Moscow’s defensive gameplan has been flawless till now. And it’s the same strategy they’ll be carrying coming into this clash as well, biding their time out in the middle as they look to hold out Spartak Moscow across the course of the 90 minutes.
This sees us pick out their goal-keeper Igor Akinfeev for this encounter. He’s come up with some good saves for the side, the most recent being against Rubin Kazan and will need to the same if his side are to win this one.
Defenders for CSK vs SPK Dream11
Building on the same narrative, we have decided to opt for left wingback, Mario Fernandes from the side for this one. One of their most influential performers till now, he was responsible for providing an assist in his side’s only goal against Rubin Kazan, a meticulous one which saw them walk away with three points from the encounter.
From Spartak Moscow we have opted for centreback Georgi Dzhikiya and his partner in the leftback position, Ayrton Lucas. The two have made the left side of their defence unbreachable and if their side are to make things easy for themselves today, the two will need to emulate the same display they had put on in their 0-0 derby draw against Dynamo Kiev.
Midfielders for CSK vs SPK Dream11
After failing to score in two matches on the bounce, Spartak Moscow had to thank rightwinger Zelimkhan Bakayev for his services. He got two goals in the side’s 3-1 win over Akhmat, helping the side snap out of a drab run of form infront of the opposition’s goal.
He’ll be the sides talisman today as well as they look to embark on another goal scoring soiree against an opponent who will not afford them with the slightest bit of room to work around with. CAM Guss Til comes in as well from the side while from CSKA Moscow we have gone ahead with both of their players behind the striker in the 3-4-2-1 formation.
The duo of Nikola Vlasic and Arnor Sigurdsson has been pivotal in providing impetuous to another wavering attacking unit and the two will need to show their affinity for finding the goal with another solid display today as well. CDM Ilzat Akhmetov comes in as well for us after the pinch perfect assistance he’s providing to the defence, screening all passes and crosses attempted to dissect his backline.
Strikers for CSK vs SPK Dream11
The only goal scorer in his side’s 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan, Fedor Chalov comes into our side from CSKA Moscow without any deliberations. He’s been their talisman up the pitch, playing the role of a striker to perfection and rounding up well worked sojourns with crunching shoots.
From Spartak Moscow it was a little trickier pick with the side trying out new names across the course of their encounters but we have decided to go ahead with Jordan Larsson with Ponce being red carded against Dynamo Moscow.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Chalov is our captain for this one while Bakayev is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.