Liverpool v Spartak Moscow Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 05, 2017
Anfield - Premier League
Liverpool welcome Spartak Moscow to Anfield on Wednesday, with Jurgen Klopp's side needing just a draw to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Liverpool drew 1-1 with Spartak Moscow earlier in this season's Champions League. Their other two previous meetings with the Russian side ended in wins for Liverpool, in the 2002-03 Champions League.
Spartak did beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield during the 1992 European Cup Winners' Cup.
Klopp will have to deal with a umber of absentees from his defence as he prepares his side to face Spartak Moscow, with Joe Gomez ruled out through illness and Joel Matip is out with a thigh problem.
Midfielder Marko Grujic also misses out due to surgery on a hand injury, and Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Bogdan remain long term injury victims.
Spartak do have a strike force that containing two experienced European strikers, in former Brazilian international Luis Adriano and Quincy Promes, who have a combined total of 18 goals in all competitions so far this season.
Liverpool v Spartak Moscow Preview and Predictions
A draw will be enough to carry Liverpool through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League, and eliminate Spartak from the competition, regardless of Sevilla's result against Maribbor.
Klopp will want to move into the next round with a minimum fuss, and he will be seeking a win to secure top spot in their group, and potentially get a more favourable draw in the last 16.
Given the positive performance in Moscow, and the attacking talent at their disposal, Liverpool will be hopeful of securing a comfortable home win - currently priced at 1/4.
Klopp's side have been full of goals and attacking prowess so far this season, and they should cause real problems for the CSKA Moscow, and an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 2/5.
Liverpool to win 3-0 at 13/2
Klopp's Liverpool know that a point will be enough on Wednesday night, but they will not want to leave anything to chance, and allow CSKA a potential chance to get into the game. They welcome the Russian side to Anfield on the back of a 5-1 win at Brighton at the weekend, and that should give them plenty of confidence to rack up some goals.
Mo Salah to score first at 3/1
Salah has been in brilliant form following his summer move to Liverpool, scoring an increidible 17 goals in all competitions so far, and his speed and finishing ability will be a real problem for the visitors defence on Wednesday night.