Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Kazan’ Arena.
Lokomotiv Moscow are off to a surprisingly positive start to the new Premier League campaign as they are, alongside Zenit, the joint-leaders with four wins in four opening matches.
Krasno-zelyonyye will have a very tough task to maintain the perfect record in mid-week when they travel to Kazan’ Arena to play in-form Rubin in one of the most interesting outings of the fifth round.
The hosts began the season in a slower was, but Kurban Berdyev’s men seem to have caught the right form.
Tatars stunned CSKA Moscow at VEB Arena on Sunday evening to make it back-to-back wins after they have previously dispatched Arsenal Tula on the home court.
Loko have been very tough to break down at the start of the season as they allowed only a single goal in four opening fixtures.
Yury Semin’s men backed up the shocking win over CSKA with consecutive home victories over Anzhi and SKA Khabarovsk (1-0 each).
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head to head
The head to head tie is all square at 10 wins, losses and draws for each of the teams in their 30 meetings so far.
However, Rubin were more successful in the last season which saw Tatars winning both of their clashes with Lokomotiv without conceding a single goal along the way.
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
We can expect a huge battle at the center of the court and a rather defensive and careful approach from the visiting side who will be looking for that one goal to make the difference.
Both teams come into the match in high spirits and we would not be surprised to see a draw as the final outcome here.
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.49 odds with Pinnacle.
Value seekers will go for FT Draw priced at 3.11 odds by Pinnacle.