SPK vs AT Dream11 : Struggling Arsenal Tula face another tricky and stern test when they move to Spartak Moscow for gameweek 15.
The ongoing edition of the Russian Premier League is shaping out to be a funny and perplexing set of events. Sides are drawing and losing left, right and centre with no one showing the requisite acumen, guile and diminutiveness needed to amass the three points in their tally.
And one such side which has had to undergo the same predicament is today’s home side Spartak Moscow. From challenging for a spot in the annuls of the points tally, the side have regressed and unravelled, suffering a slew of unsavoury results to totter and plummet down into seventh place with 18 points.
As the side’s aspirations of challenging for the league title started vanishing in smoke with three defeats in succession and the one draw to follow it up in their previous five matches, the outfit managed to find solace in a harsh time for them. Their 3-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow the last time around was a much needed one, a result they’ll be looking to help add the impetuous needed to their season and take them on an ascendancy in the points tally.
Elsewhere, Arsenal Tula haven’t fared any better with the side falling all the way into 11th place. Winless in their last five matches, the side might just be the two points behind Spartak Moscow but the gulf in quality is clearly visible. The visitors have been reckless and remorse, heading to a drab 1-1 draw against Akhmat Grozny in their bygone contest which epitomised the vulnerabilities prevelant in the side.
Probable Playing 11
- Zelimkhan Bakaev will be out for the home side today with the player failing to recover from his injury.
- Alexander Lomovitskiy is ineligible for Arsenal Tula due to the player being on loan from today’s opponents while Kirill Kombarov misses out on this one due to his injury.
Maksimenko, Kutepov, Dzhikiya, Gigot, Melgarejo, Zobnin, Umyarov, Kral, Lucas, Larsson, Ponce
Levashov (GK), Volodko, Girgalava, Belyaev, Bauer, Gorbatenko, Kostadinov, Kangwa, Tkachev, Lesovoy, Lutsenko
Russian Premier League 2019-20
Match: Spartak Moscow Vs Arsenal Tula
Date And Time: 4th November, Monday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
- Gigot, Umyarov, Lucas, Ponce
- Levashov, Belyaev, Kangwa, Lutsenko
- Gigot: 4 Goals
- Lutsenko: 3 Goals,1 Assist
SPK vs AT Dream11 Picks
With Arsenal Tula shuffling between goal-keepers, playing their third different player in between the sticks the last time around, it was safe of us to elect the home side’s Alexander Maksimenko. He comes into this clash having pulled off two successive cleansheets, one which are a testament to his enterprising nature as a player.
The aforementioned narrative sees us opt for a duo of defenders from Spartak Moscow for this imminent tie. Where the side have been a staunch and stringent setup in defence recently, Arsenal Tula have been equally disgruntled in attack, something which increases the likelihood of the home side emerging from this one with their third cleansheet in succession.
It sees us move in for Georgi Dzhikiya and Sameul Gigot from the side, the outfit’s leading goal soccer in the league till now. He’s snared four goals to become the pinch perfect defender to rope in for this encounter given the way he’s manifested and encapsulated his tenacity to galloped down both sides of the park.
On the other hand, it’s the sole and first player from Arsenal Tula for us over here with us venturing in with Gia Girgalava for this one.
The most heavily packed component of our side for the impending clash, we have gone in with the five names for this clash. We begin with Lorenzo Melgarejo with the player a pivotal figure for the side today in the absence of Bakayev. He’ll be tasked with stamping his authority on the encounter and crafting together a goal for the side, something we envision him doing given his qualities as a player.
He’s partnered by Alex Kral and Nail Umyarov while from the other side our partnership is fabricated of Sergey Tkachev and Danil Lesovoy, names who’ll be asked to hold fort and withstand the onslaught of attacking plays they’ll be up against.
A goal for Ezequiel Ponce in the foregone clash makes him an instant pick for today’s encounter while from the visiting side we are moving in with Evgeni Lutsenko.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ponce will be our captain with Gigot from the same side being selected as our 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