Rostov – Dinamo Moscow
Rostov and Dinamo Moscow both missed out on slots for European football in the Russian league and this season they will be targeting better finishes. The two face off in the opening game of the Russian Premier League on Friday, with Rostov hosting the game right after losing 1-0 to Honved their final preseason friendly. It hasn’t been all smooth in their preseason activity; Rostov have managed only three wins in their eight friendly matches and only two of them have produced clean sheets for the team. They however failed to score in just one of the eight.
Dinamo Moscow finished their preseason regime strongly, with a 3-0 win over Budafoki and will hope to carry this to the opening league game. That was their first win in five matches, and also the first clean sheet. Before that game, Dinamo Moscow had three losses in four matches and conceded two or more in them.
These two sides are coming from preseason where they haven’t been entirely convincing. They aren’t really great in defence and neither are they in attack. Some rustiness is definitely expected at this stage of the season and with their performances in preseason friendly matches, go for a draw here.
This match will be played on 23/07/2021 at 20:00.