On February 7, the Spartak-Rostov match will be played. The game starts at 19:30 Moscow time. The bookmakers have already made a forecast, they consider the nominal hosts favorites: in the bookmakers you can bet on the red and white victory with odds of 2.20. At 3:30 p.m. the experts evaluated the success of the yellow-blues. Tie bets are accepted at 3.50.
Odds of bookmakers for the match Spartak – Rostov on February 7, 2024
Bookmakers believe that the match “Spartak” – “Rostov” will not be productive: a total of more than 2.5 goals is equal to 1.63, and a total of less than 2.5 goals is equal to 2.15. If the Muscovites score, the odds will be 1.17. The goal of the Rostov team is available in bookmakers with an odds of 1.28. You can bet on “both will score” for 1.52.
Analysis and forecast for the match of the second round of the RPL Winter Cup “Spartak” – “Rostov” (02/07/2024)
In some countries there is a pause. To prepare as best as possible for official matches, teams play test matches. A friendly tournament, the RPL Winter Cup, has begun in Abu Dhabi. On February 7, a match will take place in which Spartak and Rostov will compete. The starting whistle will sound at 19:30 Moscow time.
Spartak went into the winter break on a good note. In the last eight rounds of the RPL they only lost to Fakel (0-2) and Akhmat (1-2). In both cases, on the road. The red and whites also tied with CSKA (2-2) and Lokomotiv (1-1). They beat Pari NN (2-0), only Rostov (2-1), Baltika (2-0) and Krylia Sovetov (3-0).
The “popular team” also lost on the road in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Russian Cup (RPL Path) against Orenburg (0-1). However, in the second leg at home they have every chance to take revenge. The Spartak management decided not to dismiss Guillermo Abascal in the winter, although talks on this matter continue.
The only change that occurred for the red and whites during the break was the acquisition of promising and effective Twente striker Manfred Ugalde. In 18 Dutch championship games, the 21-year-old striker scored seven goals and provided six assists.
There may be more transfers. According to the media, Spartak is interested in the services of Ilya Pomazun. However, there are no details yet. With a new lineup, Abascal’s team recently played a friendly match, in which they beat Torpedo with some difficulty (3-2).
Regarding the RPL Winter Cup, Abascal pointed out that there will be no surprises. He stressed that he will work for stability, improve mutual understanding and introduce newcomers. As we remember, last season the Spanish specialist’s team won a friendly tournament, winning all three games.
The Rostov-on-Don club, for its part, performed extremely poorly in the last RPL Winter Cup. He was defeated in all three games. But the yellows finished last season in fourth place in the RPL, just one point behind Spartak.
The current championship is not going so well for the Rostovites. They occupy only tenth place. The difference with Akhmata, which is in the play-off zone for the right to maintain registration in the RPL, is four points. The Rostovites won only 5 of 18 matches and also drew six times.
However, the results are not entirely consistent. Often, Valery Karpin’s players demonstrated high-quality and striking attacking play. The problem was the lack of defensive reliability. In 18 matches in the RPL, the yellows conceded 29 goals; Only Sochi, which closes the classification, has more, while they themselves scored 24.
Rostov did not sit idly by in the transfer market. His squad was completed by Oumar Sakho, Eyad El-Askalani and Brazilian striker Ronaldo dos Santos. Furthermore, Maxim Rudakov returned from his loan. There is a possibility that the Rostov-on-Don club will also sign a contract with Denis Glushakov. Karpin noted that everything will depend on the play of the former Spartak midfielder.
The transformed yellow-blue won the match of the 1st round of the RPL Winter Cup against Shabab Al-Ahli (3-1). They could have scored more. However, Karpin’s team allowed a lot in their own goal. If it weren’t for Nikita Medvedev, the result would probably have been completely different. The goalkeeper made many saves.
Therefore, the best betting option, in our opinion, is “both will score” with odds of 1.79. Ten of the last 12 direct confrontations ended like this. This is due, among other things, to the long history between Valery Karpin and the red and whites. Despite the friendly nature of the match, both teams will surely be very motivated.
Predictions and bets for the friendly match “Spartak” – “Rostov” on February 7, 2024
Both teams are in a perfect scoring situation, but at times they lack reliability in defense. This is especially true in the case of Rostov. The last friendly matches between Spartak and the yellows turned out to be very productive. The history of direct confrontations is also completely in favor of the objectives of both sides.
Tender: both will score with a odds of 1.79.