FC Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Krasnodar Stadium (Krasnodar).
FC Krasnodar have been in sublime form in their recent clashes, and are currently sporting an impressive three-match winning streak under their belt, one of which was against four-time European champions FC Porto, that too on the road. The squad have not admitted defeat since their opening day loss against Akhmat Grozny and are just one point short of leading the pack in the table.
The runners up of last season Lokomotiv Moscow, have been tasting success in their last three matches as well and are currently level on points with FC Krasnodar on the table. The squad’s last clash on the road saw them muster up a comeback to clinch a 2-1 win against Dinamo Moscow.
However, despite the impressive statistics, Lokomotiv Moscow’s only loss in the new campaign came in one of their trips on the road. With the visitors out of their comfort zone, FC Krasnodar could well pick up the three points this Saturday.
FC Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow Head to head (h2h)
- Three out of the previous five clashes have seen Krasnodar come out on top.
- Their last encounter at this venue saw Lokomotiv Moscow lose 2-1.
- Two out of their last six meetings have seen both teams find the back of the net.
- Both teams have kept a clean sheet apiece in their previous three games.
FC Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction
The hosts have risen from the ashes of their opening day defeat and have picked up the win in four of their last five matchups. The home team have also found the back of the net seven times in their previous three games alone and have conceded just once in the process.
Krasnodar have already held the league leaders Zenit to a draw on the road, and are unbeaten on home soil in the league as well. Additionally, the hosts have been securing the bragging rights over Lokomotiv Moscow in their last two fixtures with them here.
Considering that the visitors have also stumbled once in their last three outings, FC Krasnodar are likely to edge it past their foes by the end of the ninety minutes.
Both the sides have been an attacking presence in the final third. They are also two of the only three teams so far to take their goals tally to double digits from just six games. So, expect a goal-scoring spree with goals down each end in this one.
FC Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting tips
Full time result: FC Krasnodar @ 2.50 (3/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).