Dinamo Moscow - Spartak Moscow Betting Preview: Expect the first derby of the season to finish all square

Dan Petrescu's men have been in formidable form at the Khimki Arena, and Al Hain-Cole expects them at least to hold their high-flying visitors to a draw on Saturday
The first Moscow derby of the Russian Premier League season takes place on Saturday, as Dinamo Moscow welcome Spartak to the Khimki Arena.

Dan Petrescu’s men secured an impressive victory over Anzhi in their last home game, and are available at 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power to make it two wins on the spot against their local rivals.

However, two consecutive away wins have put Myaso top of the table after two matches, and they are 11/10 (2.10) favourites to make it nine points from nine in this match.

The hosts have drawn six of their last 10 league fixtures, and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them sharing the spoils once again in this encounter.

Last week’s 2-1 win over Anzhi was just the latest in a long line of impressive Belo-Golubye results in front of their own fans, where they have now gone an impressive 12 games without tasting defeat, winning eight.

While Valeri Karpin’s side have won their last three away games, none of their victims can be considered particularly formidable foes, and the previous 12 fixtures on the road featured six defeats and just three victories.

With this in mind, the hosts seem rather undervalued at 8/13 (1.62) to merely avoid defeat, and those odds are certainly too good to be missed.

Having said that, the visitors have only lost one of their last 10 games in Dinamo’s own back yard, and their impressive start to the season should give them plenty of confidence to continue that streak on Saturday.

Considering five of Spartak’s last 10 away games against this opposition have resulted in a draw, it seems more than likely that Petrescu’s men will finish the game all square for the seventh time in 11 league matches, making those 11/5 (3.20) odds look extremely tempting on the sides cancelling each other out.

Dinamo to win or draw at 8/13 (1.62) with Paddy Power
Draw at 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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