Our prediction for this Russia Premier League match:
High-flying Spartak Moscow will be aiming to build on a come-from-behind win over Lokomotiv Moscow when they take on Rotor Volgograd on Matchday 4. The Narodnaya komanda have big ambitions for the 2020/21 season, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Rotor. Sweden attacker Jordan Larsson has been producing splendid displays at the start of the season, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The likes of Kokorin, Selikhov, and Tashaev are all likely to miss the game with injury. The hosts, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level. Rotor Volgograd have collected no more than one point from possible 12, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in the midweek clash. David faces Goliath at Volgograd Arena, and anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. Midfielder Evgenij Pesegov is likely to miss the match with injury.