After two loses in a row, Krasnodar use the national team break to regroup and with huge motivation are entering in these match. Before that they have 8 consecvitive matches in all competitions without a loss, and their squad is full with quality players. Spartak Moscow is heavily hit by injuries and suspensions. Coach Rui Vitoria will be fired in the near future due to bad results (six matches without a win in all competitions) while out of the team are Bakaev (14/0 suspended), Gigot (12/1), Zobnin (11/2), Ponce (7/4), Hendrix (7/0), Litvinov (7/1 suspended), Melkadze (1/0), and Maslov. Krasnodar will want to get back on the winning way and should take advantage of these problems.