Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Predictions & Match Preview

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 10th May 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).

Lokomotiv is in the second spot and is proudly in possession of a Champions League ticket. With three more match-days to go, they need to defend their two-point cushion against Krasnodar in the third position. But it’s a cause for worry that they are taking on the dead-last Yenisey, an already relegated side.

Lokomotiv has no option but to take the three points from this fixture. Coming to Kazan, they need to overcome an eight-point deficit in the next three match-days, against five other in-form sides, to get a shot at the Europa League. They are in no condition to go after this pipedream.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last three wins went to Moscow.
  • Kazan failed to score in the last four fixtures.
  • 10 of the last 12 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
  • Kazan managed just two goals from the last 11 visits to this stadium.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Prediction

Moscow has the home advantage, and they have dominated Kazan for the last several years. The team recorded 10 of the last 12 h2h wins at this venue, and the last three overall wins. Kazan failed to record a single goal in the last four h2h ties and could post just two goals from the last 11 encounters at this venue.

In the last 16 years, only twice has this stadium witnessed an away win in face-to-face clashes. Going on, Lokomotiv was unbeaten in 16 of their last 17 matches, and in the last 14 at home. In the meanwhile, Kazan was winless in nine of their last ten games, and in 17 of their last 18 on the road. The team also does not harbor any European hope as of now, and against Lokomotiv, who is after the Champions League, with the away handicap, Rubin will find it hard to give a good showing.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Betting Tips

  • Lokomotiv Moscow to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.40 (2/5).