CSKA Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stadium PFK CSKA.
CSKA Moscow took advantage of Spartak’s slip up in the away fixture at Rostov at the weekend to narrow the gap at the top of the Premier League standings to seven points.
The dream about claiming the title is thus still alive, but it walks on a thin ice because the deficit is too big with only six games left to play until the end of the season.
Armeitsy have a very tough home fixture with the city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday afternoon.
Viktor Goncharenko will be hoping to see his team maintaining the impressive displays at the back because CSKA have been very tough to break down in the recent period.
The hosts are yet to suffer a defeat in the second part of the season having kept clean sheets in six of eight league outings in 2017.
Keeping the clean sheet against the arch-rivals will be one hell of a task for CSKA because Lokomotiv have pretty strong options in the final third.
Yury Semin’s men notched as many as three goals in each of their last two league matches with Arsenal Tula and Amkar Perm’.
However, Semin has serious issues with his defensive line which also allowed three goals in the clash with Amkar last weekend and holes at the back are the main reason for the fact the team is out of the battle for the positions leading to European competitions in the next season.
CSKA Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head to head
The rivalry will see the 30th head to head clash between CSKA and Lokomotiv this Wednesday at Stadium PFK CSKA.
The hosts lead the tie by five wins, but they are winless in last three meetings with Lokomotiv who came out victorious in this term of Premier League winning narrowly 1-0 in late October last year at Stadium Lokomotiv.
CSKA Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
As you know, there are no clear favourites in the derby matches between the city rivals.
The hosts will, however, definitely want to end the negative run and finally claim three points against the arch-rivals.
We expect to see a tough battle at the center of the park and we’ll give the advantage to CSKA because of their rock-solid defensive line.
CSKA Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
The first betting pick will be CSKA Moscow to win at 10/11 odds.
The braver punters can take CSKA Moscow to keep a clean sheet at 11/8.