Ural vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Preview and Predictions

Ural vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russia – Premier League
Date: Monday, 12 March 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK
Venue: SKB-Bank Arena (Ekaterinburg).

Ural and Lokomotiv Moscow are going to wrap up the 22nd round of the Russian Premier League on Monday afternoon. Home side is looking to get away from the danger zone, while the visitors want to keep their advantage on the top spot.

The hosts are having some troubles lately since they failed to win in the last six matches. Only one point from the last five occasions saw them drop on the 11th position and just two points above the relegation playout zone. Akelsandr Tarkhanov’s side is playing very disciplined football this season and although they haven’t scored too many goals, they are also very hard to crack. Ural are also the side with the most draw matches in the league. When playing at home ground, they have suffered only one defeat, but also booked seven tied matches. They need to break this negative streak if they want to get away from the trouble.

Away side is the top placed team in the competition with six-point advantage over Krasnodar. They are enjoying a run of eight matches without losing, in which they have celebrated wins against direct title contenders. Jefferson Farfan and the lads are very good in defending their goal since they have conceded only 15 goals, which makes them the second-best defensive side in the league. Lokomotiv Moscow failed to win only three times on away grounds and suffered only one defeat. They are still participating in the Europa League, however they have lost their first leg match away to Atletico Madrid.

Ural vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head

The visitors have been more successful recently against this opposition and they have booked three straight wins. Ural have celebrated their latest win against Lokomotiv Moscow back in 2015. Their clashes are moderate scoring ones and the crowd is usually able to see two or three goals.

Ural vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction

Lokomotiv Moscow are favourites in this one, however they have played a mid-week match in Madrid and they needed to have a long trip back to Ekaterinburg. Since the home side is playing very tight, they might remain undefeated.

Ural is very hard to crack and their matches are usually low scoring ones, especially when playing at home pitch. This one should stay under 2.5 margin.

Ural vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips

Draw @ 2.87

Under 2.5 at FT @ 1.47