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Lokomotiv Moscow v FK Zlin Betting Tips: Home side to win uninspiring game
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Lokomotiv Moscow v FK Zlin Betting Tips: Home side to win uninspiring game

Group F is the only Europa League group without a goal so far – something that these two teams will try to sort out on Thursday night. After a fantastic start to the season, Lokomotiv Moscow have tailed off in recent weeks – winning just once in their last five competitive outings. Having said that, they are still second in the Russian Premier League. The Railroaders have been beset by injuries this season, particularly in the forward line, and it is no surprise that they have scored over 1.5 goals in just one of their last five games. Defensively though,…

CSKA Moscow v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips: Army Men to come out on top in the Moscow derby
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CSKA Moscow v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips: Army Men to come out on top in the Moscow derby

This match is the second Moscow derby of the week after Dynamo and Spartak played out a 2-2 draw on Tuesday. Hopefully, Friday night’s fixture between CSKA and Lokomotiv is just as entertaining. Although CSKA are one of the more likely candidates for the title this season, most people still consider them outsiders behind the likes of Spartak Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg. Despite this, they got off to a good start in the opening round of Russian Premier League fixtures with a 3-1 win away at Anzhi Makhachkala. Usually we associate the Army Men with being strong at the back…

Lokomotiv Moscow v CSKA Moscow Betting Tips
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Lokomotiv Moscow v CSKA Moscow Betting Tips

Sunday’s first Russian Premier League campaign sees a Moscow derby as title-challengers CSKA take on under-performing Lokomotiv. Home side Lokomotiv are undoubtedly the most disappointing team in the Russian top flight this season as they sit 13th and inside the relegation playoff places. Things were seemingly rosy during the summer for Lokomotiv as the lambasted club President Olga Smorodskaya finally left the club and the new board employed Railroaders legend Yuri Semin as manager to try and bring back the glory years that he led them to in his first spell with them. Despite this optimism at boardroom level, there…

Amkar Perm v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips
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Amkar Perm v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips

This match is between my choice of both the over and under achievers in the Russian Premier League this season. With this in mind the prices on the markets were a pleasant surprise. Amkar are my overachievers of the campaign so far. Usually stuck in and around mid-table, Gadzhi Gadzhiyev’s team have found a way this season to convert what would usually be draws into wins. This may be down to Amkar’s new system which utilises three central defenders – the new fashion in the Russian Premier League – which has allowed the midfield to be a bit more flexible…

FC Rostov v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips
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FC Rostov v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips

Despite their current mid-table positions, these two teams should be finishing towards the higher end of the table this season but will do it in a rather conservative fashion. Both sides tend to grind out results rather than doing it in flamboyant style. Rostov epitomise the conservative tactics that we often see in the Russian Premier League and it worked wonders for them last season as they very nearly claimed a famous title under the stewardship or Kurban Berdyev. However, Rostov have lost their trademark in recent times and have not kept a clean sheet in any competition for over…

Krasnodar v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tip
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Krasnodar v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tip

These two sides have had completely different starts to their seasons. Krasnodar are looking like genuine title contenders whilst Lokomotiv are yet to win so far this campaign. Krasnodar made an absolutely flying start to the season and were sitting pretty at the top of the league for the opening weeks. However, a loss at potential fellow title challengers Spartak Moscow saw the Bulls slip down to 4th. This poor result carried on into Europe where they failed to beat Albanian side Partizani Tirana in the Europa League qualifier on Thursday night – although having won the first leg 4-0,…

Terek Grozny v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tip
Terek Grozny v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tip

Terek Grozny and Lokomotiv Moscow does not sound like a recipe for goals, however, for punters it is nice and predictable. The Chechens have been one of the more solid sides of the Russian Premier League in recent years and their 4-0 thrashing by Krasnodar was certainly a surprise. Despite this somewhat flukey result, they are generally good at the back. Their problem has always been their lackluster forward line and this will likely trouble them again this weekend. Lokomotiv are starting to emerge from their messy off-field situation after finding a new club president (who is actually a Zenit…

Lokomotiv Moscow v Tom Tomsk Betting Tip
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Lokomotiv Moscow v Tom Tomsk Betting Tip

These sides had contrasting results in their first match of the RPL season. Lokomotiv Moscow managed to secure a 0-0 draw at title contenders Zenit St. Petersburg whilst newly-promoted Tom Tomsk were hammered 3-0 away at Krasnodar and had a man sent off. Despite last weekend’s relatively succesful draw against Zenit, chaos still surrounds the club off the pitch. It has been known for a long while now that long-standing club president Olga Smorodskaya will be leaving in the coming weeks, however, as of yet there is no succession plan in place. All of which leaves Igor Cherevchenko and his…

Zenit St. Petersburg v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tip
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Zenit St. Petersburg v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tip

Both of these sides had a disappointing 2015/16 season. Zenit failed to make the Champions League on which their financial model is heavily based, whilst the Railwaymen fell off the rails (pardon the pun) and finished in sixth place after a disappointing spring term. There was a bit of surprise when Zenit appointed former Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu as their new manager, however, the fact they failed to qualify for the Champions League meant their hands were tied. Another big change is that instrumental attacker Hulk has left in a big-money move to China and it is expected that…

Lokomotiv Moscow – Mordovia Saransk. Thomas Giles prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – Mordovia Saransk. Thomas Giles prediction

Lokomotiv Moscow are cannot make European football next year as their bad head-to-head record against city rivals Spartak means they lose out to Alenichev’s men. The Railroaders have seemingly not recovered from losing their striker Oumar Niasse to Everton in the winter transfer window and, coupled in with poor recent results, have had a disappointing second half of the season. Mordovia have gone from looking like they were almost certain to escape relegation to being right back in the mire. The Saransk side have lost their last two matches 3-0, including against relegation rivals Anzhi Makhachkala which means they must…

Lokomotiv Moscow – Mordovia. Editors’ prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – Mordovia. Editors’ prediction

We can see an awful season ending for Lokomotiv Moscow: after the winter break they’ve slipped right out of Top-3 and have since lost any chance of playing in Europe next season. Since their last victory on April 24 Cherevchenko’s men have gained only one point in four league games. Two defeats, against rivals Spartak Moscow and Rostov, have closed the door to Europe for Loko. This being said they did showcase some character in their last game against Zenit (1:1), but that draw hasn’t served to improve their league position. Scoring only two goals in their last four games is…

Zenit St. Petersburg – Lokomotiv Moscow. Dmitry Khlestkin’s prediction
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Zenit St. Petersburg – Lokomotiv Moscow. Dmitry Khlestkin’s prediction

If Zenit don’t win this, they will most certainly not only lose the title, but also won’t play in the Champions League next year. Lokomotiv. who were fighting for the Champions League spot only a month ago, have lost three consecutive matches and are now looking likely to miss even the Europa League next season. But despite recent poor results, Lokomotiv still have one of the best defensive lines in the League, and whenever they lose it’s rarely a drubbing. With this in mind, I expect this to be a very closed game, one that lacks goal scoring opportunities. Zenit…

Zenit St. Petersburg – Lokomotiv Moscow – Thomas Giles prediction
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Zenit St. Petersburg – Lokomotiv Moscow – Thomas Giles prediction

Zenit St. Petersburg recorded an excellent win against Mordovia Saransk last time out to keep up their title change. Andre Villas Boas’s men know they must win all of their remaining games to have any chance of winning the title and hope CSKA Moscow slip up. Additionally, Champions League qualification is an essential part of the Zenit model so it is imperative that they achieve this. Lokomotiv Moscow are looking to cement themselves a Europa League spot this season in what has been an unspectacular campaign since the turn of the year. They have lost their last three which has…

Lokomotiv Moscow – Kuban Krasnodar – Thomas Giles prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – Kuban Krasnodar – Thomas Giles prediction

Lokomotiv’s quest for a Europa League spot is still very much in their own hands and they know that this match against Kuban is a must-win to keep local rivals Spartak Moscow from breathing down their neck. Until a couple of weeks ago, they had picked up some very impressive results against some of the top sides in the division Kuban have been the laughing stock of the Premier League season having experienced both on and off the field problems. There have been problems with players getting paid, only for the club then to sign an expensive Brazilian in Felipe…

Rostov – Lokomotiv Moscow. Editors’ prediction
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Rostov – Lokomotiv Moscow. Editors’ prediction

Perhaps Kurban Berdyev can make miracles happen after all: The last three Rostov home wins were against the top Russian teams – Spartak Moscow, CSKA Moscow and Zenit. There can’t have been many people who expected Rostov to take many points from these three games, let alone the maximum of nine! Even more impressively, Berdyev’s men recorded those last three wins without conceding a single goal. Before losing to lowly Mordovia on May 1st, Rostov were unbeaten in eight league games. This will probably leave a bad taste as they know they could’ve been top of the pile. Lokomotiv Moscow…

Lokomotiv Moscow – Spartak Moscow. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – Spartak Moscow. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

The Moscow derby look as though It’s going to be a very interesting game. It’s clear that the Spartak players want to save face and get their fans back on aside after some poor results of late. And I can’t say that the game of the Red-Whites is perfect right now either, so both sides are fighting to regain their form in this one. Lokomotiv Moscow look as though they will secure, at the very least, a Europa League spot, although their ultimate goal will be to make it into the Champions League. I don’t think there can be any…

Lokomotiv Moscow – Spartak Moscow. Thomas Giles’ prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – Spartak Moscow. Thomas Giles’ prediction

This is a Moscow derby that should be full of goals with both teams needing to pick up three points to achieve their ambitions this season. Promes is currently the joint top-scorer in the Russian Premier League and he of course will want to put himself back on top of the goalscoring charts to ensure that he clinches this season’s Golden Boot. Furthermore, not only is Promes the joint top scorer, his goals have come right across the season rather than in gluts of two or three over the last few matches. This shows the consistency of the Dutchman and…

4/1 Russian Premier League double. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction
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4/1 Russian Premier League double. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction

Lokomotiv – CSKA Not a single shot on goal – that’s what Lokomotiv showed at Krylya Sovetov on Monday. Losing Oumar Niasse and not bringing in any decent replacement keeps influencing the Railway men’s performance nearly every week. And, if it so happens that their best player of the season Aleksandr Samedov is not at his best, they’re simply becoming a painful side to watch. Having said this, they’re still a really organized side who’re not too easy to break down. I do think CSKA will have good chances to do that though. The Leonid Slutskiy’s side returned to winning…

Lokomotiv Moscow – CSKA Moscow. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – CSKA Moscow. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

The previous game between these two teams ended with a 1:1 draw, both goals were scored in the 1st half from the penalty spot. And there really were no significant moments in the 2nd half at all. The upcoming game is essential to CSKA Moscow because they need to stretch their lead at the tops of the league. So if the Army club win, they’ll be seven points above Lokomotiv, leaving the Railway club with pretty much zero title chances. If Loko’s were to win this game the gap between the two decreases to one point. With this in mind, a…

Krasnodar – Lokomotiv Moscow. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Krasnodar – Lokomotiv Moscow. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

Krasnodar against Lokomotiv Moscow is the most interesting match in Russia this weekend. Both teams are fighting for European places and, more to say, both of them have chances for the title. Both teams got kicked out from the play-offs of the Europa League and now they are 4th and 5th in the table domestically. So it is going to be a six-pointer. Krasnodar are playing at home and they are in better shape now. They have just one defeat in the Premier League. Lokomotiv defeated FC Ufa in their last game, but the departure of Omar Niasse is still a blow for them. Lokomotiv will score…

Lokomotiv – Fenerbahce. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Lokomotiv – Fenerbahce. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

Frankly, Lokomotiv looked awful in Istanbul. Their side clearly didn’t get into the game and was fatigued by the middle of the match. The departure of Niasse has greatly affected the Russian club’s attacking options. In general, 2:0 can be considered as a good result for Lokomotiv. What will happen in the second leg? I think that this time Lokomotiv will look better. We must be aware that Fenerbahce have a serious handicap, so they will be careful on the road. Their side will be quite satisfied with a draw or a defeat with a minimal gap. And I think…

Liverpool – Augsburg and Lokomotiv – Fenerbahce 4/1 acca. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction
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Liverpool – Augsburg and Lokomotiv – Fenerbahce 4/1 acca. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction

Winning Europa League seems to be the easiest path to the Champions League for Liverpool this season. Go past five opponents and you’re there. While getting to top four in the Premier League overtaking any of Leicester (+15 points), Spurs (+13), Arsenal (+13) or Man City (+9) with twelve games left, looks like a really hard task.  Therefore, I expect Jurgen Klopp to take all the games remaining in this competition as serious as possible. Most of his players got a long-awaited rest on the weekend, some even getting two days off which seemed impossible for the past couple of…

Fenerbahce – Lokomotiv. Tancredi Palmeri’s prediction
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Fenerbahce – Lokomotiv. Tancredi Palmeri’s prediction

In spite of being top of the league, Fenerbahçe aren’t really safe defensively: they have conceded goals in two of their last ten home games in the league. And Lokomotiv Moscow have always scored in their away games of the Europa League. Plus, Lokomotiv know that Fener will have a lot of troubles when trying to turn around that result if they will concede at home. That’s why we go on both teams scoring, which is actually some extremely good odds at 1.95. Single: Lost Feberbahçe - Lokomotiv 16.02.2016 17:00 BST Europa league Bet: Both teams to score @ Will the bet…

Fenerbahce – Lokomotiv. Editors’ prediction
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Fenerbahce – Lokomotiv. Editors’ prediction

Fenerbahce are very good at home, winning almost everything at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium. Robin van Persie is finally showing that he was a top striker once more (8 goals in the last 8 matches). Lokomotiv haven’t played a single game for more than 2 months. Their key defender Vedran Corluka is suspended and they sold their only potent striker Oumar Niasse to Everton, getting no one to replace him. They now have only Petar Skuletic, pretty much not appreciated by the head coach. And it’s hardly surprising: Skuletic has got only 4 goals in 2 seasons in Russian Premier League.…

Skenderbeu – Lokomotiv Moscow. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Skenderbeu – Lokomotiv Moscow. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

It will be a tough away game in Albania for Lokomotiv. They will have to go to Elbasan town in 70-80 km from Tirana. It makes the journey harder for the Russian team. It’s the last game for them before the winter break and they need a tie to secure progress from the group. When the promotion is at stake, it’s unlikely there will be a lot of goals. I don’t want to risk and suggest taking total under 3.5 goals. The odds are not very big. But the game will be difficult for Lokomotiv. Skenderbeu have beaten Sporting. But…

Lokomotiv Moscow – Ural. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Lokomotiv Moscow – Ural. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

Lokomotive Moscow dropped points in their last game, as a result they were not able to move up to second place in the table and reduce the gap with CSKA Moscow. They could already be in the top spot had they not unnecessarily wasted some of the points that were there for the taking, but at critical moments they seem to feel a strange sense of trepidation. And that may hold true in the game against Ural. Ural are playing well this season in away games. The guests will feel more relaxed because they are not under pressure. Ural have done…

Lokomotiv – Ural. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Lokomotiv – Ural. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

It’ll be a hard task for Lokomotiv. Ural are a good attacking team, they look quite decent and convincing this season. Spartak lost to them at home and CSKA found them a tough challenge. I don’t think that Lokomotiv will be desperately trying to crush Ural in the first half. The weather is cold in Moscow and I think the game will lack goal-scoring opportunities. I think the second half will see more goals than the first. The odds are good. The players will be grow more tired and will start making mistakes. Single: Lost Lokomotiv - Ural 04.12.2015 16:00…

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