Spartak Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow Predictions and Match Preview

Spartak Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia- Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 02 December 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).

A Moscow Derby which will get the filled stadium is scheduled on Sunday as two teams from Moscow battle it out for a win.

The Red-Whites have fallen down to 7th position in the league. A team which finished 3rd last time around has been struggling to get 3 points. From their 15 league games, they have 6 wins and 5 defeats. A total of 17 goals have been scored but all but one of it has been conceded as well. Like most of the teams in the Premier League, they are also weak in defense.

In the last 5 games, they took part in only 2 wins were obtained and the remaining was lost. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 5 matches and they only have one clean sheet in that period also. But they have won 3 and lost 2 in their previous 5 matches at home. All 4 of those had a final score with more than 2.5 goals in total.

The Red-Greens are 3 points above their opponents for Sunday. They have 7 wins in their league games so far and are currently placed 4th in the table. So Europa League qualification will be possible for them if they managed to stay there till the end of this season. A decent 20 goals have been scored while less than a goal per game has been conceded.

The Railroaders are fresh from a home defeat against Ural, which was their last action in the league. But they managed to lose and win 2 of their last 5 competitive matches which are not something out of the ordinary. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of those games, and only 2 clean sheets were obtained.

Away from home, they are currently winless in 2 matches. More than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those games as well.

The game may end up being one-sided as the visitor’s looks in good shape compared to their city rivals.

Spartak Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow: head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last 6 h2h games, both teams have a win each.
  • The last 2 h2h games were goalless draws.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in 6 of the previous 7 h2h games across all venues.
  • Lokomotiv leads with 2 wins in the last 5 matches held at this ground against the hosts.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of their 5 games as well.

Spartak Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction

The visitors have a strong defense. They have managed to get a draw against CSKA Moscow in an away fixture. So we may see a possible draw here. But Lokomotiv has won 2 of the recent 5 h2h played here. So we can bet on a double chance for the match to end as a draw or the away side to win with 1.57 odd.

Even though the recent matches of both sides had over 2.5 goals, their h2h stats say otherwise. In 6 of their last 7 clashes, the scores had fewer than 2.5 total goals. So we can bet on the final score on Sunday to be below 2.5 goals with 1.61 odd.

Spartak Moscow vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Betting tips

  • DC: Draw or Lokomotiv Moscow to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.61 (3/5).