Lokomotiv Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).
Lokomotiv Moscow and Anzhi Makhachkala are going to close the Sunday’s action of the Russian Premier League fifth round.
The defending champions cannot be happy of their start of the campaign as they picked up just five points from four matches.
They’ve been playing very tight clashes and although their defence is doing a very good job, Fyodor Smolov and the lads are having big troubles of finding the back of the oppositions’ net.
Lokomotiv Moscow opened the season with to draws and they managed to book their first victory in the latest round when they celebrated in Samara against Krylya Sovetov.
The hosts need to get back on winning track as Zenit and the other contenders haven’t spilled too many points yet.
Anzhi Makhachkala were set for the relegation last season as they lost in the playoffs against Yenisey Krasnoyarsk.
However, Amkar failed to get the license for participating in the top flight and the visitors remained in the Premier League.
After celebrating a narrow 1-0 victory against Ural in the opening round, Magomed Adiev’s side tied three defeats and they got themselves in trouble again.
Away side finds it hard to convert their chances into goals, while their defence is one of the worst in the competition.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Head-to-head
Lokomotiv Moscow have been more successful in their head to head clashes and they celebrate three times in the last four matches. In those four encounters, the visitors failed to find the back of the opposition’s net.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Prediction
Lokomotiv Moscow have a very good opportunity to book valuable three points in front of their fans and we believe they’ll win this match. Anzhi Makhachkala are too weak to pose some trouble to the home side.
Since Lokomotiv Moscow have been playing extremely tight and the visitors are pretty bad in the front, it wouldn’t be surprising if the hosts manage to keep the clean sheet once again. We shouldn’t expect to see too many goals as well.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Anzhi Makhachkala: Bet Tips
Home win to nil’ @ 1.85
BTTS No @ 1.47