Lokomotiv Moscow vs FK Akhmat
Russia – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: RZD Arena.
Parovozy have been one of the best teams in the competition for the past several years, and expectedly they had finished runners-up in 2019-20, just below champions Zenit.
Meanwhile, Andrei Talalayev’s men have been one of the worst in the league for quite some time as well. In fact, they had missed out on relegation by a whisker the last year. Moreover, their only wins in this edition of the PL have come against newly-promoted teams.
Going on, Marko Nikolic’s men also do have a terrific h2h record against this opponent over the years in h2h clashes as well.
For the reasons, expect Lokomotiv Moscow to post an easy win this Wednesday.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Akhmat: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Parovozy are on a four-game winning run against this opponent.
- They had also recorded 17 of the preceding 20 overall wins.
- They had last lost a fixture against this rival back in 2016, and before that in 2009.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record against Talalayev’s men.
- In fact, the visitors have not scored a single goal in the last five meetings here.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Akhmat: Prediction
Nikolic’s men were the best team in the country the last season after Zenit, and they had finished as runners-up of the PL as well. On the other hand, their opposite number had escaped relegation by the tiniest of margins.
Going on, Parovozy also are on a four-game winning run against this rival, and have lost just once against them since 2009. In addition, they were unbeaten in 18 of their last 20 overall fixtures, and are on an invincible run at home in the previous ten appearances.
Meanwhile, if not for their match-ups against the newly-promoted and weakest two teams in the competition, Talalayev’s men would have had a 100% winless record this campaign.
As such, expect favorites Lokomotiv Moscow to post a win this Wednesday.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Akhmat: Betting Tips
Lokomotiv Moscow to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Lokomotiv Moscow @ 1.83 (5/6).