Ufa vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia Premier League, Friday, 6 August 2021
Kick-off 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: BetBoom Arena.
Ufa will continue their tough schedule at the start of the 2021/22 Russian Premier League season with the third consecutive match against the Moscow opposition. This time they play host to Lokomotiv on Friday afternoon at BetBoom Arena.
Both CSKA Moscow and Dinamo Moscow had too much for the leaky defense of Ufa’s in the opening two rounds.
The team led by Aleksey Stukalov are thus still looking to get themselves on the board, having lost both of their inaugural two games of the new campaign.
They gave away too many chances to Dinamo Moscow last Saturday and conceded three goals on the home patch as a consequence.
There is thus very little Ufa could hope for ahead of the third round clash against Lokomotiv Moscow whose two talismanic figures are scoring goals for fun this summer.
Rifat Zhemaletdinov and Fyodor Smolov have combined for Loko’s five goals in their opening two games of the new campaign.
The former already has three goals to his name. Both players were on the scoreline in both wins over Arsenal Tula and CSKA Moscow respectively.
The head coach Marko Nikolic can thus be more than satisfied with an impressive start to the new season.
Lokomotiv have a fantastic opportunity to back it up with a result against the struggling Ufa side and we sincerely doubt they will miss to take advantage of it.
Ufa vs Lokomotiv Moscow Head-to-head
- Lokomotiv Moscow lead the head to head tie by 4 wins ahead of their 19th encounter with Ufa.
- Lokomotiv earned the domestic double over Ufa in the previous term of the Premier League, courtesy of two separate 1-0 victories.
- All of the last eleven head to head outings between these two sides ended with fewer than three goals scored.
Ufa vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction
We would not be surprised to witness the termination of a low-scoring tradition in this matchup knowing how poor Ufa looked defensively last weekend against Dinamo Moscow.
The hosts are now up against an even stronger opposition, a team that took 10 corners in the last weekend’s win over CSKA Moscow. The away win has to be the only way to go here, especially since the bet is priced up at the sky-high 2.05 odds.
Ufa vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips
Lokomotiv Moscow to win @ 2.05 odd
Lokomotiv Moscow Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.25 odd.