Lokomotiv Moscow vs SKA-Khabarovsk
Russian Premier League
Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Lokomotiv.
Lokomotiv Moscow are one of three teams with the perfect score from the opening three rounds of Russian Premier League.
Krasno-zelyonyye will have a nice chance to maintain the hot run of form this Saturday when they host the league’s newcomers SKA Khabarovsk at Stadion Lokomotiv.
Yury Semin can be thrilled with the season opening as his team managed to see off CSKA Moscow 1-3 on the road in their first derby of the campaign.
The Russian manager does have quite a strong lineup featuring the names of ASri, Jefferson Farfan and Manuel Fernandes, but nobody saw them as potential outright threat besides Spartak Moscow, Zenit and CSKA Moscow.
Semin obviously took the most of it to clinch wins in the opening three rounds as the tam showed a rock-solid defense allowing no more than a single goal along the way.
SKA are yet to bag their first goal in the new campaign and they will likely be the main contenders for the drop and an immediate comeback top the second tier.
The 2-0 defeat to CSKA has made it five consecutive fixtures without a single goal scored including the playoffs tie with Orenburg and the start of the new Premier League run.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs SKA Khabarovsk: Head to head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two teams.
Interestingly, SKA Khabarovsk came out victorious from the lone previous meeting with Lokomotiv (2-1 in 2009 Russian Cup edition).
Lokomotiv Moscow vs SKA Khabarovsk: Prediction
We don’t see any troubles for the home team to keep their net untouched here and the only logical betting option for this particular clash would be Lokomotiv to win to nil at the odds of 4/6.
You can alternatively back Ari to score anytime at 6/5.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs SKA Khabarovsk: Bet Tips
The top bet is Lokomotiv Moscow to win to nil at the odds of 4/6.
The second pick will be Ari to score anytime at 6/5.