FC Tambov vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Friday, 22 November 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Mordovia Arena (Saransk).
FC Tambov have only just started to settle with the pace of the top flight. However, given the stature of the team that they are about to host next, a return to losing ways is certainly looming large for FC Tambov come Friday.
FC Tambov vs Lokomotiv Moscow Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous encounter was the reverse fixture of this matchup which Lokomotiv Moscow won with a 2-1 scorecard.
FC Tambov vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction
FC Tambov have finally found their groove since earning promotion and are currently sporting a stellar three-match winning streak under their belt. The hosts have been on the road for the past two weeks and secured wins against Sochi and FC Rostov with a narrow 2-1 scoreline in both.
Nevertheless, Tambov are still fighting it out in the bottom four with no more than seventeen points to their name. On the other hand, Lokomotiv Moscow are at the top end of the ladder and are right behind table-toppers Zenit at the moment. Be that as it may, the visitors are experiencing a sharp decline in form.
Yuri Semin’s men have now been deprived of a win in their last three league games, and without a taste of success in their previous five in all competitions as well. However, Lokomotiv Moscow are a far more experienced and competitive side, as opposed to the Premier League debutants.
Furthermore, the guests have stumbled just once on the road this season and have not admitted defeat in any of their last seven outings. Taking into account that their previous h2h meeting also went in favor of Lokomotiv Moscow, the hosts are likely to have their winning streak brought to a halt this week.
As previously mentioned, Tambov are on a promising run at the moment. They have scored six goals in their last three games here, whilst conceding just half that number, and have garnered six points from a possible nine as well.
The hosts also bagged a consolation goal in their maiden h2h clash at the start of the season too. With Lokomotiv Moscow being a force to reckon with even on the road, count on a high scoring affair to unfold by all means in this one.
FC Tambov vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting tips
Lokomotiv Moscow to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).