Lokomotiv Moscow vs Nice: Preview and Predictions

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Nice Predictions-Europa League-22nd Feb 2018

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Nice
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).

Nice got off to a dream start when their star man Mario Balotelli notched an early brace to give them a massive cushion against the Russian Premier League leaders. Nonetheless, it was not the Italian striker who stole the show for the night as the Portuguese midfielder Manuel Fernandes completed a hat-trick to shock the French outfit and send Lokomotiv Moscow on the brink of the last 16 round of Europa League.

$80 Bet Bonus
100% Bonus on first deposit upto $80/€60. And get Stake Refunded if one of the bets in your accumulator loses. New Customers Only. Min Deposit $1/€1.
Claim Bonus Now
$200 Free Bet
Kick off your Spin Palace Sports experience with the 100% matched bet up to a total of $200. New Customers Only. Min Deposit 10$/€10.
Claim Bonus Now


The Eaglets now need to net two without conceding a single goal in order to advance and it will be one hell of a challenge for the team led by Lucien Favre. The Swiss manager will thus likely start with the similar attacking formation in the rematch hoping that it could bring him early goals and hope to annul the deficit.

The good news for the French side is that Lokomotiv have been fairly easy to break down lately shipping it way too many goals in their mid-season friendlies. Knowing that the visitors have nothing to lose here and that they need to produce in the final third on Thursday, backing in-form Mario Balotelli to find the back of the net might seem to be a decent option at the odds of 2.62.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Nice: Head-to-head

This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between these two rivals.

As we described above, Lokomotiv came back from a two-goal deficit to win 2.3 at the end thanks to a hat-trick from Manuel Fernandes.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Nice: Prediction

Nice made it five games on the bounce without across competitions when they drew 1-1 to Nantes in the weekend’s Ligue 1 action.

Since the visitors do not have much to play for in the rest of the season in their domestic league (currently sit at ninth place there), we expect Favre’s side to push hard here.

Both teams have shown vulnerabilities at the back in the first leg and we just can’t expect anything else but another high-scoring affair. The bet you can’t make a mistake with is Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS, set at the odds of 2.30.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Nice: Bet Tips

Over 2.5 gals FT & BTTS @ 2.30

Mario Balotelli to score anytime @ 2.62

Bet £10, Get £30 In Free Bets!
Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30fb - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - New customers only, Free bet stakes not included in returns, Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply.
Claim Bonus Now
Bet £10, Get £30 In Free Bets
New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
Claim Bonus Now
£75 Sports Welcome Bonus
New to Sports? Join Jetbull today and when you make your first deposit, and get 50% of the deposited amount, up to £75 (or account currency equivalent of £75), to your account! Min Deposit £10.
Claim Bonus Now