Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Tambov
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 July 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).
The home team got off to a frustrating start in their opening game against Kazan which saw them being held to a 1-1 draw.
They only have themselves to blame for salvaging nothing but a point in that fixture. Miranchuk missed a penalty in the first half but made amends by breaking the deadlock after the restart.
Their opponents enjoyed the major share of possession and had more shots on target in comparison. However, they found the back of the net just once through Kvaratskhelia in the 76th minute.
The visiting side went up against Zenit on the road in their previous fixture and succumbed to a 2-1 loss. The lion’s share of possession was certainly with last season’s league leaders who also made nine attempts at goal, six of which were right on target.
The visitors though were able to work the goalkeeper on just two occasions throughout the ninety minutes.
The clash on Sunday certainly does not seem like a tight one, with the away side more than likely to record back to back defeats.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Tambov Head to head (h2h)
- Both the teams have not previously met each other.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Tambov Prediction
The odds are certainly favoring an easy win for the home team when they square up against the guests this weekend.
The hosts failed to impress in their opening game, which gives them all the more reason to strive even harder to bag their first three points of the campaign.
The visitors are up against one of the toughest sides in the league and are not at a level where they can keep them at bay or score a goal of their own.
So expect a low scoring clash with the home team likely to pick up the win and their first clean sheet of the season.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Tambov Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5)
To win to nil @ 1.83 (5/6).