There's no action from Europe's top five leagues until mid-August but there's still plenty going on elsewhere in the world.
This weekend's three-leg selection comes from the Russian Premier League. Let's get right into it.
🧠 Recommended bets:
- ✅ Draw between Rostov and Dinamo Moscow
- ✅ Zenit to beat Khimki to nil
- ✅ Over 2.5 goals in Kazan vs Spartak Moscow
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🏟 FC Rostov vs Dinamo Moscow
Rostov lost several matches during pre-season, but they are hoping to start the new campaign off in a positive fashion here. Dynamo Moscow kickstarts the new season with two difficult away matches. When both sides met in Rostov-on-Don last season, the hosts hammered Dynamo 4-1. This time it's expected to be tighter though.
🏟 Khimki vs Zenit St Petersburg
Khimki was hammered 5-1 by Spartak Moscow last time out during a tournament at the Otkrytie Arena and will struggle to get anything here against the Russian champions. Zenit started the new campaign in the best way possible, outclassing Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 to win the Russian Super Cup, and they should get a routine win here.
🏟 Rubin Kazan vs Spartak Moscow
Rubin hasn't beaten Spartak at home since 2014. Spartak hammered Kazan 4-0 in a Parimatch Premier Cup last week and are hoping to replicate that win here. Spartak has scored at least twice in five of their last six away matches against Kazan in all comps and should claim three points here in a high-scoring encounter.
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