Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Krasnodar
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: RZD Arena.
These teams are two of the best in the competition, and they had finished second and third in the table the last season. However, Marko Nikolic’s men surely have an upper hand at present.
Not only is the game at their home, but they have been in very good form for the last several game weeks as well. Also, they have an even better record at home, as they are yet to lose a game at this venue in 2020.
Meanwhile, their counterparts have been struggling a bit to show consistency, and particularly so on the road. And on top of that, Parovozy have an admirable h2h record at this venue over the last whole decade.
By the looks of things, count on Lokomotiv to dominate proceedings at the RZD Arena this weekend.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 10 of the previous 15 overall wins had gone to Nikolic’s men.
- They are unbeaten against this opponent in the past two years.
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- In the past ten years, only once have the guests won at this stadium.
- In fact, the hosts have a 100% winning record at this stadium, disregarding two draws and a single loss.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar: Prediction
Parovozy were unbeaten in 17 of their last 18 overall games, and their only loss since the first week of December 2019, had come against none other than the defending champions, Zenit St. Petersburg.
At home, they are unbeaten in their last nine appearances, and they had kept clean sheets in three of the former six games here.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in nine of their preceding fifteen match-ups, and they have had a total of just three wins away from home in the whole of 2020.
Going on, Nikolic’s men had recorded ten of the last fifteen overall h2h wins, and in fact they do have a 100% winning record at this venue in such fixtures, except for merely three clashes.
Taking into account these observations, expect Lokomotiv Moscow to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Lokomotiv Moscow or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Lokomotiv Moscow +0.5 Asian Handicap 1.44 (4/9).