Gadzhi Gadzhiyev’s men had the worst home record in the league last season, and are outsiders at 11/4 (3.75) with Coral to get off to a winning start in front of their own fans this campaign.
The visitors ran out 5-0 winners in last season’s corresponding fixture at the Metallurg Stadion, and are available at 10/11 (1.91) to emerge victorious once again.
However, Perya did manage to hold their opponents to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in Moscow, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them earning a share of the spoils this time out.
While the hosts required a victory in the relegation play-off to avoid dropping down into the second tier last season, their opponents were fighting for European places at the top of the table, and will be aiming their sights even higher this season.
Former caretaker manager Valeri Karpin has put together a star-studded team for his first full season in charge, and will be looking to start the campaign with a victory to lay to a marker to their rivals.
Myaso boasted one of the best away records in the league last season, and should have enough about them to get off to a winning start at one of the least intimidating away grounds, with those 10/11 (1.91) odds offering decent value on them recording a fourth win in five over tonight's opponents.
Although Krylya looked rather toothless up front for much of the last campaign, they seemed to discover more a cutting edge just in time to save them from the drop, hitting the back of the net in each of the last seven games of the normal season before dispatching Spartak Nalchik 7-2 on aggregate in the relegation play-off.
Considering Spartak kept just four clean sheets in 15 games on their travels last season, it is well worth backing odds of 3/1 (4.00) on the visitors coming out on top in a match featuring goals at both ends.
|Spartak to win at 10/11 (1.91) with Coral
||Spartak to win NOT to nil at 3/1 (4.00) with Coral
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