At present the second place spot, held by Koni has four teams vying for it, with fifth-placed Zenit Saint Petersburg nine points behind but equally have one additional match to play. With the UEFA Cup spots Kryliya Sovetov Samara, Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow have a distinct chance of landing the final spot, making every match in the remaining schedule of utmost importance. Of the key match-ups, naturally the wait for Rubin Kazan clinching the title is nearing and their match against Krysy is equally of massive importance for the Samara club as they fight to stay in the UEFA Cup race. Lokomotiv Moscow's visit of Amkar Perm is intriguing as the красно-черные Perm are tumbling down the table with only two points in the last three matches. A loss today by them, coupled with a Spartak Moscow and Zenit Saint Petersburg victory would see their European efforts take a significant blow.
Kryliya Sovetov Samara @ Rubin Kazan
Terek Grozny @ Spartak Moscow
Spartak Nalchik @ Shinnik Yaroslav
Luch-Energiya Vladivostok @ Khimki
Lokomotiv Moscow @ Amkar Perm'
Zenit St Petersburg @ Tom' Tomsk
Saturn Moscow @ FC Moscow
The final match of week 26 is this Monday evening (local time) and a classic between CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Moscow. I will provide a complete match preview as well as a live blog.
|Zenit St Petersburg||24||10||8||6||50||31||38|
|Kryliya Sovetov Samara||25||9||11||5||36||22||38|
|Saturn Moscow Oblast||24||6||8||10||21||25||26|