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.
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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