Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Date: Friday, 7 August 2020
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Arena CSKA (Moscow).
The champions and runners up of the Russian Premier League will meet this Friday. Even though Zenit has won the league, the team from Moscow could take home the Super Cup.
Zenit won the league with a 15-point lead over Lokomotiv. But in terms of head to head matches the latter still remains unbeaten in over two years. So, there will be a mental battle going on between both sets of players.
Currently Zenit is carrying a winning streak in all competitions.
Loko will need to be careful in defence when they play against the champions. Zenit scored over 60 goals in this league season with an average of more than 2 goals per game. In recent fixtures Loko has given away goals to much inferior opponents.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lokomotiv remains unbeaten in four previous meetings with this opposition.
- Zenit previously won this fixture back in September 2018.
- Both sides found the back of the net in four of their five previous clashes across all venues.
- Zenit has a four matches winning run going on in all competitions.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
Even though the home side is winless in recent head to head matches, they have the upper hand since this is a neutral location.
Lokomotiv managed to win their home fixture in the league against them and the reverse leg was a draw. But I do not see the current champions win the title after drawing some easy games recently.
More than 2.5 goals were scored in total on three of their latest clashes. This includes the last final of the Super Cup in which Loko won 3-2. Both of them have great attacking units which are the best in the country.
The home team is scoring at least two goals a game as well. So I am backing a final score with more than 2.5 goals on Friday too.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Betting Tips
Zenit to win @ 1.88 (7/8).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).