Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Liverpool and Spartak Moscow have everything to play for on matchday six as it is a triangular race in Group E for the knockout qualification.
Liverpool sit at the top of the table with 9 points, Sevilla with 8 and Spartak on 6. The fourth side Maribor are eliminated from Europe have 2 points in their bag.
The Reds can qualify with a draw, but they must equal Sevilla’s result to do this as group winners. Spartak must win to qualify, but this will eliminate Liverpool if Sevilla win theirs against Maribor.
Liverpool’s both win in the competition has come against Maribor, while they drew Sevilla twice and Spartak.
Meantime, Spartak managed just 1 win from their 5 matches so far, drew 3 and lost once. The win came at home turf by a massive margin against Sevilla, while the defeat came in the reverse leg against the same team by a 2-1 margin. While, they drew twice against Spartak and once with Liverpool at home.
Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow: Head-to-head
The reverse of the corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.
Overall, the teams share 2 wins and 1 draw from their 5 meetings in UEFA competitions.
The most recent was in the 2002/03 Champions League when Liverpool won both home and away – 5-0 & 3-1.
While, Spartak did the doubt in their meeting in 1992 Cup Winners’ Cup – 4-2 at Moscow, 2-1 at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow: Prediction
Form-wise, Liverpool are on a roll lately having picked up 6 wins and 2 draws from their last 8 matches in all competition. They scored 25 goals in the process, at least 3 goals in 7 of those.
Spartak’s domestic form is fairly good, but they do come with a down-and-out record in Champions League away night. Their win-less streak stand at 6 games and lost 4 of those.
On current form, Liverpool must snatch an easy victory on Tuesday.