Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 5th November 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Lokomotiv Stadium (Moscow).
A keenly contested top-of-the-table battle is in the offing this Sunday at the RZD Arena, when Lokomotiv welcome an out of sorts CSKA team. The hosts are just coming off a disappointing Europa League loss at home against Moldova’s Sheriff Tiraspol.
Top of the league Lokomotiv come into this fixture with a few injuries to boot. Veteran defender Vedran Corluka joins Brazilian forward Ari on the injury table, while Amir Natcho and Timofey Margasov remains injury doubts going into the weekend.
CSKA have no big injuries to contend with, but youngster Aleksandr Makarov will require late fitness test to determine his availability.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA Moscow: Head-to-head
Both teams found the net in four of the last 6 meetings between the sides. Over the same time, there have been two wins apiece, with the games producing 17 goals, 22 yellow cards and 1 red card.
Lokomotiv have won just once of the last 5 CSKA visits to the RZD. The visitors were however beaten on the last trip here, going down 0-1 to Maicon’s 65th minute winner.
Lokomotiv have won 3 of their last 5 home games. On the other hand, the visitors have won only twice away from home in their previous five trips away.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA Moscow: Predictions
Despite being on a great run of results, Lokomotiv come into the game as evens with their hardened visitors at 2.80 with Bet365. With two draws in the past six meetings, a stalemate this time around is on offer at 2.87.
Key to this game is the fact that the hosts are yet to lose to any opponent in the top four slots. Nevertheless, punters can enjoy a scoring game, with odds of 1.65 on offer for both sides to score.
CSKA have scored 2 or more goals just 3 times in the last ten games away from home. Lokomotiv on the other hand have scored 2 or more goals in 3 of their last five games at home. The game is thus on offer at 1.50 to produce under 2.5 goals.
Having picked up 12 wins of their last 15 games in all competitions, it is increasingly difficult to look beyond the home team winning this one.
However, count on CSKA to seek revenge on their hosts, who won away to CSKA in their most recent encounter.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 2.10
Match totals: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50.
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