Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction & Match Preview

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 30 August 2020
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow)

Two heavyweights will meet in the Premier League as Lokomotiv will host the current champions on Sunday. The home side is on a two-match losing streak which makes them winless in three games on the trot. This was a shocker after winning both the opening games. The attack has done their job well by scoring seven goals but the defense has failed to make an impact so far.

Zenit will be happy with their performance so far. But the recent defeat to Dinamo Moscow prevented them from increasing the lead at the top of the table. Last year they were under pressure from Lokomotiv for the title at the earlier part of the season. Since the latter is losing consecutive games now, the champions will have it easy on Sunday.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The hosts have two wins and a defeat in the five recent meetings with this opposition.
  • Both teams found the back of the net in three of those five games across various venues.
  • Lokomotiv has three wins and a defeat in five previous head to head games here.
  • All five of those matches at this ground had fewer than 2.5 goals in total.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Prediction

The only match the champs lost this season was an away fixture to Dinamo. So the home team will be hoping to put them under pressure. But in the present scenario, they are in no shape to challenge the Lions. With the recent deafest to city rivals Spartak and Akhmat Grozny, they have fallen behind in the title race. So I think the visitors will get all three points in this matchup.

The team from Moscow has failed to win three recent league games due to defensive errors. They have conceded in all three of those games, which show that they have not improved in defense compared to last season. At the same time, the visitors have also conceded goals in three previous fixtures. So I am backing the visitors to win with goals at both ends of the field.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Betting Tips

  • Zenit to win @ 1.83 (5/6).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.85 (6/7).