Spartak Moscow vs FC Thun (By: DamirJ)
Spartak Moscow could be very satisfied to have walked away with a 2:3 victory away to Thun and are now huge favorites to progress further.
They didn't have more of the ball possession or actually real chances created, but still managed to pull it out somehow in an experienced way.
They took the double lead within seven minutes in the middle of the first halftime, withstanding the pressure later on, but managing to prevail in the situation. They were leveled up but managed to come at the top of the game int he end.
They come from a 1:3 victory away to Akhmat Grozny last Sunday evening. Their start in the domestic league is far from perfect, having just eight points in five rounds.
Thun probably paid the price of less experience in such matches, since they stood easily two goals down in the scoreline and then fought well to back into the game.
Just when they leveled up the result, the Russians re-organized themselves better and the Swiss couldn't respond further on.
Thun won on the road to Luzern last Sunday afternoon with a 2:0 result, in a game that could have ended way differently on some other day.
The home side has created slightly more, but efficiency was lacking this time. Thun has a victory, two draw matches and a loss (against Basel though) so far in first four rounds.
The hosts should have no fresh injury worries. The Swiss side misses young defender Righetti, right back Bigler (3/0), midfielders Hediger, Karlen, forwards Chihadeh (1/0) and Munsy (1/0). At least, most of them without real influence on their gameplay early in the season.
Spartak remains a favorite and almost sure favorite to progress further. However, the team is showing real signs of weaknesses at the back and it's not something that will fix from this game on.
The Swiss side needs to attack here and should make the game as open as possible. The Russians shouldn't risk much here, but I definitely see the Swiss team scoring here and maybe even making the clash as interesting as possible once again regarding the progress further.
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Spartak Moscow vs FC Thun prediction
Over 2.5 & BTTSOdds: 2.10 at Bet365
Result: 2-1 WON (+8.8 units)
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