An extremely interesting match awaits us in this start of the season in the Russian championship, where from 20:00 on Bars Arena Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow will face.
Find out below all the details about the confrontation of the day in Russia.
No interest shown by Rubin in the previous season, settling for a position relatively close to the middle of the standings.
The season ended on the 10th place, at a relatively short distance from the red zone, but also from the European cups zone.
The weakest attack in the championship, with only 18 goals scored, but a very solid defense that conceded only 28 goals.
The end of the season found Rubin’s players quite “scattered” who had some group problems, but managed to finish the season.
The only training match lately was against Kamaz, score ended 1-1.
A very successful season for Lokomotiv, which is back in a superior phase of the Champions League.
A huge performance for this brand from the Russian capital, which unfortunately failed to cope with the pressure exerted by Zenit, being satisfied with the “silver” in the previous season.
The Muscovites were very careful during the 30 rounds not to lose contact with the leader but this did not succeed, but the second position remained a clear goal for Nikolic’s team.
Only one official match played since the end of the previous season, the one in the Super Cup final against Zenit, unfortunately lost by 1-2.
The Muscovites’ game was at the highest level according to the statistics, only bad luck prevented the trophy from coming to the capital.
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️Kazan (4-2-3-1): Dyupin – Samoshnikov, Uremovic, Starfelt, Zuev – Konovalov, Abildgaard – Kvartskhelia, Jevtic, Bakaev – Ignatjev
▪️Lokomotiv Moscow (4-5-1): Guilherme – Rybus, Corluka , Cerqueira Paim, Ignatjev – Miranchuk, Magkeev, Krychowiak, Barinov, Miranchuk – Eder
⚽️History of Direct Confrontations.
▪️The last direct meeting came on this arena 1 month and a bit ago when Lokomotiv prevailed with the score of 2-0.
Football Prediction of the Day Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Rubin needs reinforcements to support a bolder goal this season, but I don’t think things have changed much for Slutski’s team since the end of last season.
Again a game without advantage for Kazan who will wait for his opponent. Lokomotiv has all the necessary assets to be again a formidable opponent for the champion Zenit, and the way he looked in the Super Cup, could trust Nikolic’s boys at the beginning of this season.
Therefore, the bet of 1-3 goals in favor of the guests has all the chances to be green if the performance of the Muscovites will be at least halfway through the match with Zenit a few days ago.
Prediction Today 1-3 goals Lokomotiv Moscow