Description: SPK Vs LOK Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Moscow derby set to see the league explode as two sides go at loggerheads in a bid to lay stake over the city.
While today’s impending square off between Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow is important enough given the stature of this tie, the clash carries immense ramifications apart from just being a derby tie. A win for either side could see them take a massive step towards the title despite us being in only the fourth gameweek.
Ending two places next to each other in the 2019-20 edition of the Russian Premier League, both Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow are more than capable of challenging for the 2020-21 edition. Both the teams have ritually been sides persistently embroiled in the clamour for the glistening trophy season in and season out.
Adding to that narrative is the spice this clash between city rivals has traditionally carried. Both have spared no expense in downing the other and revelling in the thrill of laying their claim over Moscow for the season, a discourse which is set to make this yet another typical intoxicating brew.
SPK Vs LOK Dream11 Probable Winner
Sitting in third place in the points tally, Lokomotiv Moscow have taken no time in hitting the ground running. Although the foregone draw curbed their march towards the pinnacles of the points tally, the side will hardly be fazed by that display with the team unbeaten till now.
Elsewhere, things have been largely perfect for Spartak Moscow till now as well. Without a defeat in the opening three ties, the side has shown why its capable of challenging any team when functioning to the best of its capabilities.
This one has all the makings of a humdinger. Its one we envisage Lokomotiv just about squirming their way to a win in given their astute and well disciplined brand of defending.
Probable Playing 11
- Alexander is out for the upcoming encounter with the player nursing an injury.
- Both Luka and Mikhail miss out on action for Lokomotiv Moscow pertaining to injury.
Aleksandr, Georgi, Gigot, Kral, Lucas, Nikolay, Zobnin, Bakaev, Nail, Kokorin, Sobolev
Vedran Corluka, Saba Kvirkvelia, Maciej Rybus, Vladislav Ignatyev Murilo, Joao Mario, Aleksei Miranchuk, Dmitri Rybchinsky, Anton Miranchuk, Eder, Timur Suleymanov
Russian Premier League 2020-21
Match: Spartak Moscow Vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Date And Time: 23rd August, Sunday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
- Ponce: 2 Goals
- Anton: 2 Goals
Ufa Vs Spartak Moscow: 1-1
Ural Vs Lokomotiv Moscow: 1-1
Dream 11 Picks
All aspirations Spartak Moscow have of curbing their opponents from a win today lies on the side’s defence. And as long as Alexander Maksimenko is safeguarding the side’s goal, the team will be quietly confident of making like extremely cumbersome for their opponents.
It took three matches for a side to score past Lokomotiv Moscow. The 1-1 draw the last time around sees the club having let in a measly solitary goal in three encounters, a defence which has clobbered sides this season.
It’s not just season though, This is a revered backline, a defence which has conventionally always made life treacherous for teams looking to score past the club. And Spartak Moscow will become the latest recipients of this responsible and well disciplined brand of defending with a cleansheet extremely plausible for Lokomotiv Moscow.
It sees us opt for a triad of defenders from the visiting team, one made up of Maurilio Cerqueira, Maciej Rybus and Vedran Corluka for the day. Elsewhere, Spartak Moscow will see their diminutive and guile filled CB with the one goal, Samuel Gigot become a must pick for us yet again.
Lokomotiv Moscow’s top scorer in the league with the two goals in three matches, Aleksei Miranchuk needs no introduction before making an advent into our team.
Spartak Moscow on the other hand see us opt for a partnership from the club. Given the stature of today’s tie, Spartak Moscow will be looking to come hot out of the locks with attack being the only way they salvage something from this.
It sees us make Dmitry Rybchinsky the first pick from the side with the player having popped up with two assists for the club. And making the most of his acumen and ability to traverse past defences has Dmitry Barinov who has scored once to see us opt for the one-two of picks from the club.
Spartak Moscow’s top scorer in the league with two goals and once assist, Jordan Larsson has absolutely ripped defences into shreds. The fulcrum of his side’s attack, the striker is someone who can tear down the best of defences to make him an instant for the pick.
Partnering him up is Ezequiel Ponce who has the two goals as well with the two involved in all the goals the club has scored till now. Elsewhere, with the one goal to his name, Fyodor Smolov from the other side will complete our set of picks for the affair.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With two goals in the league, Aleksei will be our captain for today while Larsson is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Aleksei, Gigot, Rybus, Cerqueira, Corluka, Aleksei, Dmitry, Barinov, Larsson, Ponce, Smolov
Note: For Updated teams after the lineup announcement, join The SportsRush Premium on our mobile app.
SportsRush Small-League Dream 11 Team for the Game
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.