Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit Saint Petersburg
Russia – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).
Lokomotiv Moscow took only two points in last three league games, but they still have a nice situation in the battle for the Premier League title. A win here against Zenit would do the job for Yury Semin and his men who are still four points clear at the top with just two games left to play.
Additionally, even a failure here would keep Parovozy at the top with the away clash against Arsenal Tula upcoming next weekend in the last round of the competition. On paper, the clash in Tula looks to be much easier for the hosts to secure the title as they will be up against a highly-motivated and star-studded Zenit side here.
The Lions are desperate for points hoping to overtake one of two Moscow rivals above them in the league ladder and book a place in the Champions League next year, They now sit two points shy of CSKA Moscow and three below the defending champions Spartak Moscow in second.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit: Head-to-head
Zenit were much more successful in the history of H2H games with Lokomotiv Moscow.
The Lions won 14 and lost just 6 of 31 H2H meetings with Parovozy.
Nonetheless, Lokomotiv Moscow destroyed Zenit when the two teams met in this term of the Premier League, 0-3 back in late-October last year.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit: Prediction
Lokomotiv are struggling for goals badly as they will come into this after failing to find the back of the net in three straight league outings. We can expect such trend to be continued here given they’ll be up against an outfit which kept a clean sheet against CSKA Moscow six days ago.
Zenit did not produce at the other end, though, leaving it at a goalless draw and complicating their situation in the race for the most elite football competition next year. We can hardly imagine a high-scoring scenario here and we are going for the Under 2.5 goals FT as a banker bet at the odds of 1.60. Only one of last nine head to head games offered three or more goals. Braver tipsters can try with the goalless draw at 7.50.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Zenit: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60
0-0 Draw @ 7.50.