Description: SPK Vs SO Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Spartak Moscow and Sochi get their 2020-21 sortie underway in today’s showdown .
Russia finds itself ravaged by injuries at the moment but the country seems little interested in roping in sanctions to curb the pandemic. The country went ahead with commencing football by completing the 2019-20 edition of the Russian Premier League, following which a short turnaround time sees the 2020-21 edition commence this weekend.
Despite colossally failing to conduct the bygone season without any health hazards, Russian refuse to learn their lesson. The restart of the league saw a calamitous outbreak of positive cases amongst the clubs, a plight which came to light after Sochi saw 9 of their players being infected with the disease.
Despite those set of events, the club still managed to scrape out of the relegation fracas to finish in 12th spot and retain its identity in the league. They’ll be looking to overhaul last edition’s underachieving form and unlock their true potential this season today by coming out with a solid showing against Spartak Moscow today.
SPK Vs SO Dream11 Probable Winner
Where Sochi lost two encounters on the bounce to close out last season, Spartak Moscow on the other hand went onto register wins in their last couple of outings. It saw the team end up as high as 7th in the points tally, results which emoted well for the upcoming season.
And they look set to keep that winning spin intact in their league opener today with the home team set to capitalise on a Sochi defence known to plummet and wane.
Probable Playing 11
- Aleksey and Erik are both ruled out for Sochi for this one owing to their ongoing injuries.
Aleksandr, Georgi, Gigot, Kral, Lucas, Nikolay, Zobnin, Bakaev, Nail, Kokorin, Sobolev
Soslan, Ivan, Miladinovic, Miha, Zaika, Elmir, Noboa, Ibrahim, Poloz, Nikita, Anton
Russian Premier League 2020-21
Match: Spartak Moscow Vs Sochi
Date And Time: 9th August, Sunday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
- Sobolev: 12 Goals, 4 Assists
- Anton: 5 Goals, 3 Assists
Dream 11 Picks
Sochi’s Soslan Dzhanayev will be making his spot in our Dream 11 side as the goal-keeper for the upcoming encounter. The shot stopper is going to be overworked today but he showed last season that he’s more than willing to scrape it out and string together shows of resilient and perseverant goal-keeping in the face of adversity.
While a cleansheet looks improbable for either side with neither team conventionally regarded as an impeccable defensive unit, Spartak Moscow do hold an edge in the defensive gambit. The team is capable of showing resolve and being a resolute unit when functioning as a complete docket in unison to see us gamble with a trivalent of picks from the side.
We aren’t leaving everything to chance though with our picks being snagged after heavy deliberations. And these contemplations lead us towards the enigmatic duo of the wingback pairing from the club with both Nikolai Rasskazov and Ayrton Lucas capable of making their presence felt in the side’s attacking gameplan.
Someone who fit this bill perfectly was CB Samuel Gigot with him having the four goals and two assists last season to see him wrap up our set of picks for today.
Christian Noboa had a crucial role in rescuing Sochi from relegation last season. He snared 4 goals and 3 assists for the club, showings which saw him uplift an otherwise languid attacking docket and inspire it to go on a late surge in the culminating stages.
Ibrahim Tsallagov will be joining up with him for the clash to form the two main pairing from the club for the outing. Spartak Moscow elsewhere will see us indulge in the services of the myriad Nail Umyarov and Roman Zobnin, two players whose sprawling expertise have seen them rifle their way to a hoard of goals.
Aleksander Sobolev was the fulcrum of his side’s attacking ambit the last time around. His staggering 12 goals and 4 assists saw him go straight for the jugular in every encounter and guide his side to consummate success in the final encounters.
He was provided pinch perfect company by counterpart Zelimkhan Bakayev who had the six assists for the side to see him be his partner for the forthcoming face off. Elsewhere, Sochi’s top scorer with five goals and three assists, the gripping Anton Zabolotny will be completing our framework for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Spartak Moscow’s top scorer last season, Sobolev will captain our side while Bakayev is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Soslan, Lucas, Nikolai, Gigot, Noboa, Ibrahim, Umyarov, Zobnin, Sobolev, Anton, Bakayev
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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.