Rostov vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 24th September 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK/ 15:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Olimp – 2 (Rostov).
The form has taken a toll on Rostov and they are about to squander the momentum garnered at the start of the season. The team that picked 4 wins of the bounce after a 2 match barren start to the campaign has now gone on a 4 match win-less run. However, their recent defeat away at CSKA is only the second of the season, which clearly means that this team is a tough nut to crack.
During the four match win-less run, Rostov managed to hold the likes of Zenit and Krasnodar to goal-less draws. This can be seen as positives as those two are occupying the top two spots in the league table.
Lokomotive believe in playing attacking football irrespective of the opposition and this has bearded them fruits in the current campaign. Yuri Semin’s men bagged 6 wins from their 10 matches so far, alongside 2 draws and stay at third position in the league table. Also, they are a free scoring team that netted 14 goals so far, but defense is often left open and got 10 in return.
Away from home, Lokomotiv are unbeaten with their four games producing 2 wins and 2 draws. The highlight during the period is two Moscow derby wins which produced 11 goals in total, 3-1 at CSKA and 4-3 at Spartak.
Rostov vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head
Rostov are unbeaten in the last four Premier League fixtures versus Lokomotiv with 3 wins and 1 draw.
At home, the Rednecks won 3 of their last four h2h meetings with Lokomotiv, while losing in the other.
Rostov vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
This is a battle between teams with contrasting playing philosophies. Rostov are a defense oriented side, whereas Lokomotiv like to take the attack to the opposition. Yet, Rostov’s ability to shut out opponents has to be highlighted here. Therefore, expect goals at premium here and don’t be surprised if the match ends in a goal-less draw.
Rostov vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
Match to be drawn for 2.90 odds
Under 1.5 match goals for 2.25 odds
Correct Score: 0-0 at 6.00 odds.