Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Ak Bars Arena.
Marko Nikolic’s men have been best in the league after Zenit for the past several years, and they expectedly had finished second in the table the last season as well. They have also been on a long unbeaten run all through 2020, barring their sole loss against the champions, Zenit.
Meanwhile, Leonid Slutsky’s men had ended up in the bottom tier of the table the past year, and had just a modest 35 points against their name. On top of that, they have always had an unimpressive h2h record against this opponent as well.
By the looks of things, expect Lokomotiv Moscow to post the win.
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nikolic’s men had recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last time these two locked horns. It’s been just a month since this game took place.
- They had also recorded the past five wins.
- They had conceded a total of one goal from the previous seven encounters combined.
- The guests are on a two-match winning run at this stadium, and they had kept clean sheets in the last three match-ups here.
- It’s been four years since the hosts have won at this venue.
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
The Steam Locomotives are unbeaten this whole year, if their sole loss against Zenit is disregarded. They had also finished second in the table just behind these arch rivals, and had a lead of five points over the third-placed Krasnodar.
On the other hand, their counterparts are winless in their last four overall fixtures, and most importantly, they had a total of five wins at home all through the last season.
Going on, they have also always been inferior to this opponent in h2h meetings. In fact, they just had lost 0-2 to them a month back, and have been unbeaten against them at this ground since 2016.
Moreover, they have managed to score a total of one goal from the last seven such match-ups, and have not scored a single goal in the past three such encounters here.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Lokomotiv Moscow this Tuesday.
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Lokomotiv Moscow @ 1.60 (3/5)
Lokomotiv Moscow to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4).