CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Friday, 21st July 2017
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Arena CSKA.
The first derby of the season is set to be played this Friday when CSKA are about to tackle Lokomotiv at VEB Arena in Moscow.
Both sides are off to a positive kick off to the new campaign, but the hosts looked far more impressive during the pre-season schedule.
Viktor Goncharenko can be satisfied with his team’s form ahead of Champions League qualification ties with AEK Athens.
Armeitsy have been more than impressive in the final third netting at least three goals past Partizan Belgrade, Viitorukl and Nafta in friednlies.
The team moved such form into the domestic competition as Viktor Vasin, Aleksandr Golovin and Bibras Natcho bagged goals in a comprehensive 1-3 win over Anzhi at the start of the new Premier League campaign last weekend.
Loko have not been so inspired up front as they have failed to find the back of the net in the friendly with Croatian champions Rijeka before falling to Spartak Moscow in the Super Cup final four days ago (2-1 after extra-time).
Yury Semin’s men have been struggling a lot in the final third on their season opener against Arsenal Tula as the lone goal from Georgian defender Solomon Kverkvelia (his first ever in Lokomotiv’s shirt) made all the difference.
CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head to head
Semin can certainly still remember the painful 4-0 defeat from late-April when Dzagoev, Vitinho, Golovin and Natcho bagged goals for CSKA at VEB Arena.
The win helped Armeitsy increase the gap in H2H meetings with Loko to six victories margin (15-9) ahead of teams’ 31st head to head encounter.
CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
CSKA have a better H2H record, they are in a much better attacking form and they have the home-court advantage.
We don’t need anything else to call it a clear home win bet at 4/6. High stakes advised.
CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
The first bet will be CSKA Moscow to win at the odds of 4/6.
You can alternatively go with CSKA Moscow Over 1.5 Team Goals at 1/1.