Dinamo Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Kick-off at 11.00 UK/ 12.00 CET
Venue: VTB Arena (Moscow).
Lokomotiv is valiantly giving a great run for the direct entry into Champions League, which is just a single point away as of now, and in possession of their local rival. The fact that CSKA commands their presence in that position will drive Lokomotiv even more for that spot. This weekend, another team from the same city enters the equation.
Dinamo is just above the relegation line and has posted the same number of points as Ural, who lies just below them, and in the exit zone. Something to cheer about is Ural’s dismal form right now. With Dinamo having a chance to surge ahead, taking advantage of the poor run by Ural, the visit by Lokomotiv should not be taken lightly.
Dinamo Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five wins in a row went to Lokomotiv.
- Lokomotiv has found the back of the net in the last nine fixtures in succession.
- The last time this venue saw a home win was back in 2013.
- Lokomotiv managed to score two or more goals in their last four visits to this stadium.
Dinamo Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction
Lokomotiv just cannot afford to slip up right now. CSKA is in great form, and if the former is serious about entering the Champions League without extra formalities, they need to catch up to their local rivals. This weekend, CSKA takes on Ufa, an easy three points for CSKA in all sense. And this forces Lokomotiv to go all out for the win, or lose ground in their race for their objective.
Dinamo is struggling with relegation threats, and they have not been having a good league season. They have been extremely stingy in front of the goal, with their 20 games so far returning just 18 goals. Also, h2h ties have witnessed utter domination by Lokomotiv, and for the past many years.
In this high-pressure situation, there’s little scope for Dinamo to perform well. Lokomotiv, who has been unbeaten in their last nine games, will easily avoid a loss in this tie. Moreover, with their need to go after CSKA, expect them to find the back of the net first in this game. The hosts, who are extremely reluctant to score, will also aid in this quest.
Dinamo Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips
Double Chance: Lokomotiv Moscow or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Lokomotiv Moscow to Score the First Goal @ 1.83 (5/6).