Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(22) 10 Goals 35 (45)
(14) 11 Assists 25 (34)
(6.5) 6.5 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
29.8 Average Age 27.1
183.8 Average Height (cm) 182.6
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.2 (0.9)
(44%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 43% (43%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.3) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marcin Kowalczyk Out 6.79
Andrey Bujvolov Doubtful N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Rómulo Out 6.32
Soslan Gatagov Out N/A
Salvatore Bocchetti Out 6.94
Lucas Barrios Out 6.24
Serdar Tasci Out 6.8
Aiden McGeady Doubtful 6.79
Sergei Bryzgalov Doubtful 6.98
Aras Özbiliz Doubtful 6.76

Team News

  • Marcin Kowalczyk will miss the match after picking up a second yellow against FK Krasnodar last time out, with Simion Bulgaru expected to start at centre back.
  • Mulumba Mukendi is expected to start after being a second half subsitute against Krasnodar, with Dmitri Sychev expected to drop to an advanced midfield position.
  • Juan Insaurralde is expected to return to the starting lineup despite a poor spell of form, due to the sheer weight of injuries within the Spartak squad.
  • Rafael Carioca could return to the starting line up in central midfield, after featuring at centre back against Tom Tomsk.

Prediction

  • Volga have suffered contrasting fortunes over the past few weeks, with a number of victories mixed with some rather heavy defeats. The team's defensive unit continues to leave a lot to be desired - particularly against sides who attack at pace.
  • It's been a slightly trying few weeks for Spartak, who started the season so brightly. Despite suffering from a number of injuries, the team have struggled to rekindle the momentum that saw them score goals for fun a few mere weeks ago.
  • This is a game that generally provides a good spectacle, with Volga providing stern resistance against previous Spartak sides. The away team should have enough about them to come out as victors, particularly with the attacking talents they possess.
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