Zenit vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Russian Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium (St. Petersburg).
The defending champions are just not pulling up any trees at the start of the new season. They are as many as ten points shy of table-toppers Zenit after just seven rounds of the campaign coming into their head to head encounter in the derby of the Matchday at Saint-Petersburg Stadium.
Parovozy brought a horrendous domestic form into the continental competition where they fell 3-0 to Turkish Galatasaray at the start of the new Champions League season. Yury Semin’s job is thus now rumoured to be on the line and a potential defeat to the big domestic opponent here could make the board closer to parting ways with the man who led them to the Premier League title last year.
Zenit vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head
It’s Zenit who’ve been the more successful outfit in the history of H2H games with Parovozy.
The Lions won 14, drew 11 and lost only 7 of 32 affairs against Lokomotiv.
However, it’s Krasno-Zelyonyye who came on top both home and away in the previous term of the Premier League.
None of last four head to head outings produced goals at both ends.
Only one of last ten H2H matches saw three or more goals scored.
Zenit vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
Zenit entered the season in a much more promising fashion. They almost have an impeccable record with six wins and a draw in seven rounds. It is enough for Sergei Semak and his men to be five points clear ta the very top of the standings.
The Lions conceded just two goals in seven matches and Loko will likely struggle to break them down on the occasion. The most recent of successes came away at in-form Orenburg last weekend. It was Alexandr Erokhin who inspired the 1-2 victory with an early first half brace.
Zenit are 1.61 to keep their scintillating form going and beat the struggling opposition. Knowing the visitors will come into this off the back of a tough 33-0 loss to Galatasaray, we believe the bet has value.
The safest of betting options would, however, be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.60 knowing that only one of last ten H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Zenit vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Bet Tips
• Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5)
• Zenit to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).