Our prediction for this Russia Premier League match:
Spartak Moscow play host to Sochi at their Otkrytiye Arena in what is expected to be a very exciting game. The capital club finished the last season in seventh place in the standings, and, as a result, they will not represent Russian in European competitions. Spartak aim to kick off the new season in style, and, no doubt, all eyes will be on new signing Aleksandr Kokorin, who is expected to help the team improve offensively.
Sochi, on the other hand, finished the 2019/20 Russian Premier League campaign in 12th position in the standings, only two points clear of the relegation zone. The team’s main goal is to secure yet another elite division survival, but they will have a big fish to fry in the opening match of the season. Seeing that aforementioned attacker Kokorin left the club in the transfer window, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed.