FC Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stadion FK Krasnodar (Krasnodar)
Lokomotiv Moscow have had a great season and they sit at the top of the Russian Premier League table with 57 points earned in 27 games, six clear of the 2nd placed CSKA Moscow with just three games to be played. However, they travel to Krasnodar for their Matchday 28 clash on the back of just two draws in their last two outings, held off by Akhmat Grozny and Ufa in front of the home crowd since mid-April.
Railroaders have been regularly scoring more goals on the road, though, and we expect them very motivated to bag the points at Stadion FK Krasnodar too in an attempt to seal the deal on the day already. Krasnodar, on the other hand, have high hopes they can capitalize on the rivals’ woes and challenge a spot in the top 2 – sitting just four points behind CSKA.
They’ve connected two wins in a row since early April but have seen a very disappointing 2-1 loss at CSKA, as Murad Musaev’s men took the lead but conceded two goals in the last 15 minutes. Krasnodar now need a quick return to the winning ways but it’s obvious the table-toppers are not the best spot for such a feat.
Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head
Lokomotiv have bagged a comfortable 2-0 win in front of the home crowd earlier this term.
This was their fourth win in five head-to-head clashes since August 2015.
Krasnodar have snatched one win at RZD Arena in the process, bagging all three points back in March 2017.
Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
Both sides will be very motivated but we do believe Lokomotiv can leave Stadion FK Krasnodar unbeaten, building on rock-solid defensive displays of recent. With that in mind, we’ll now stick our necks out for a Draw at 3.20 – which would surely have the visitors more satisfied.
They will have to hold off the home side to do so, though, and we’ll back them to do so as we also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.66. With high stakes involved, we hope to see a more defensive approach and not many all-out attacks on the day.
Krasnodar vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
- Draw @ 3.20
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66