Rubin Kazan – Spartak Moscow 2 2.20
The first round of the Russian Championship of the 2021/2022 season will be in Kazan, at the Ak Bars Arena stadium, where the local Rubin will try to take some points against Spartak Moscow. The fact is that the rivals recently met at a preseason-friendly, which took place in Moscow and ended with a score of 4:0 in favor of the „red and white“. Under the leadership of Leonid Slutsky, Rubin Kazan has noticeably changed. Last season, they closed the four best teams in the Russian championship and got into European cups. Very soon, they will play in the third qualifying round of the Europa Conference League. It is clear that looking at the results and quality of football, Spartak Moscow inspires much more confidence. Under the new head coach, the „red-whites“ began to play much better in defense, there were much fewer mistakes in their own half of the field. Undoubtedly, Rui Vitória has yet to prove himself on the coaching bridge in the capital’s team, and the first major test will be the Champions League qualifying match with Benfica. Rubin Kazan raised a lot of questions during the friendly matches, but Spartak under Rui Vitória looks great. We give preference to guests, and they shouldn’t have any problems leave Tatarstan victoriously as it was in the previous two matches.