Spartak vs Rapid: prediction for the UEFA Europa League group stage match
In the Spartak-Rapid match on November 29, 2018, Muscovites will have a chance to break away from their pursuers and increase their chances of qualifying from the group. The kickoff at the Otkritie Arena stadium is scheduled for 18:50 Moscow time.Spartak The match of the previous round against the Rangers decided a lot for the “red-whites” in terms of further struggle for advancement from the group. The game barely had time to start, and the Muscovites were already losing, Roman Eremenko sent the ball into his own net in the fifth minute. Otkritie Arena didn’t feel sad for long, in the 22nd minute Lorenzo Melgarejo closed the cross at the far post and equalized the score in the match. It seemed the game leveled off, but only five minutes had passed since Spartak’s goal, as the Rangers took the lead again, it was Daniel Kandeyas who converted a one-on-one with the goalkeeper – 1:2. Events in the match developed very quickly, in the 35th minute the hosts equalized again, Connor Goldson tried to kick the ball, but cut it into his own net. There was very little time left and it seemed that the teams would go on a break with an equal score, but Glenn Middleton did not think so, no one closed the attacker of the guests and he again brought his team forward in the 41st minute. The first half ended 2-3 in favor of the Scots. The turning point in the game came in the period from the 58th to the 59th minute, it took Spartak just one minute to take the lead. First, Luis Adriano equalized the score, the Brazilian successfully played on rebounding, and a few moments later Hanni struck a long-range shot and the ball after a rebound flew into the guests’ goal – 4:3. There was still half an hour left until the end of the match, but the Moscow club did not miss its own. At the moment, the “red-whites” share the second line with the Rangers, in order to maintain, and possibly even increase the gap, the hosts need to achieve a positive result in the match Spartak – Rapid. Rapid The Austrians also have a chance of qualifying from Group G. Despite the fact that the team occupies the last line, the difference with the first place is only two points, that is, even a victory in the Spartak-Rapid match can return the guests to the struggle for advancement from the group. For the “green-whites” the home game against Villarreal decided a lot, because the defeat in it called into question the exit of the hosts from the group. The players of Rapid failed the attacking game in the first half, but played well in defense. The hosts managed to slightly improve the situation in attack after the break, in the period from the 53rd to the 67th minute Rapid had several good chances to open an account. Andriy Pavlovich took part in three episodes at once, the striker struck from different positions, but the goalkeeper took the ball every time, in the 66th minute even the goalkeeper was powerless – the bar came to the rescue. The result – 0:0, a draw that did little to change the situation in the group, but left the chances of the “green-white”, in case of victory in the match Spartak – Rapid they will bypass the Moscow club in the standings. Odds for the match Spartak – Rapid November 29, 2018 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company believe more in the victory of Spartak. Odds for the match Spartak – Rapid: Spartak’s victory – 1.74; Draw – 4.00; Rapid’s victory – 4.40. Spartak – Rapid: prediction for the match The Red-Whites have a slight advantage, both in the tournament and in terms of the game, which was demonstrated by the game against the Rangers. Prediction for the match Spartak – Rapid: Spartak win by one goal or draw, odds – 2.01. Recall that in the match Astana – Dynamo Kyiv on November 29, 2018, two teams that lead group K will meet. The starting whistle at the Astana Arena stadium will sound at 17:50 Kyiv time.