Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar
Russian Premier League
Date: Monday, 13th March 2017
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Lokomotiv.
Lokomotiv Moscow are off to a flying start of the second part of the season in Premier League.
The hosts have had a dismal campaign since the start of the season, but the spirits are sky-high with some of the most recent additions in January transfer window.
The home match with Krasnodar will be an ultimate opportunity for the hosts to prove they have what it takes to stay competitive against the strongest teams in the league.
Lokomotiv made a huge move by signing Brazilian striker Ari from Krasnodar. The forward immediately showed the class as he completed a brace in a 0-3 victory over Krylya Sovetov last weekend.
Parovozy showed great defensive displays in the pre-season friendlies where they were very tough to break down with the South-Easern defensive trio in Kverkvelia, Corluka and Pejcinovic.
Lokomotiv’s defense will be on a heavy test on Monday afternoon when they host Krasnodar. The visitors have been in a tremendous attacking shape lately.
Igor Shalimov’s men are enjoying a decent Europa League campaign s they managed to see off Fenerbahce in the last 32 round with 2-1 on aggregate.
Krasnodar are still in the tie with Celta after losing the first leg 2-1 at Balaidos. The last weekend has seen the team playing a 2-2 draw in the derby with Spartak Moscow.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar: Head to head
Lokomotiv Moscow have been more than dominant in the history of head to head clashes with Krasnodar. The Moscow side has eight wins from 11 matches, including three on the bounce with the same 2-1 scoreline.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar: Prediction
Even though the visitors have been much better throughout the season, we see Lokomotiv as the much more motivated side.
Moreover, the hosts look pretty strong with a completely new lineup and we can see them coming on top in a thrilling encounter packed with goals on Monday evening.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Krasnodar: Bet tips
The first bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at sky-high 2.40 odds with Bet365
There is a huge value in backing Lokomotiv Moscow to win & BTTS at 5.50 odds.