Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Premier League clash at RZD Arena on Saturday will see hosts Lokomotiv Moscow play opponents Arsenal Tula.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Lokomotiv Moscow v Arsenal Tula, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Lokomotiv Moscow will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 5-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Dynamo Moscow.
The only name on the scoresheet from Lokomotiv Moscow was Zé Luís (45'). Roman Yevgenyev (3'), Clinton N'Jie (33'), Daniil Lesovoy (60'), Daniil Fomin (86') and Konstantin Rausch (92') scored for Dynamo Moscow.
Lokomotiv Moscow haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 7 during that period and have conceded a total of 14. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
In their last fixture, Arsenal Tula drew 1-1 in the Premier League tie with Rotor Volgograd.
The only name on the scoresheet from Arsenal Tula was Kirill Panchenko (5'). Danil Stepanov (62') was the scorer for Rotor Volgograd.
Arsenal Tula have been effective going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 7 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Sergey Podpaly will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Pryaniki can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same matches.
Looking at their past form shows that Arsenal Tula:
- have not beaten Lokomotiv Moscow in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 18/07/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Lokomotiv Moscow winning 3 of those games, Arsenal Tula 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 16 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 from Loko and 10 coming from Pryaniki. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league game between these clubs was Premier League match day 19 on 06/12/2019 and the score finished Arsenal Tula 4-0 Lokomotiv Moscow.
The referee was Sergey Ivanov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Vedran Corluka (Hamstring Injury), Stanislav Magkeev (Hip Injury), Boris Rotenberg (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Fedor Smolov (Hip Injury), Mikhail Lysov (Arthroscopie) and Dmitri Barinov (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Lokomotiv manager Marko Nikolić. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Slobodan Rajkovic and Guilherme.
Team News: Arsenal Tula
Arsenal Tula manager Sergey Podpaly has to currently contend with reduced team options. Aleksandr Denisov (Adductor problems), Evgeniy Lutsenko (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Kirill Kombarov (Meniscus Damage) are not ready for selection.
We feel that Lokomotiv Moscow look set to score at least once when they face Arsenal Tula, who may well find it hard scoring a goal of their own.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Lokomotiv Moscow at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RZD Arena (27,320)
Captain: Vedran Ćorluka
Chairman: Vasili Kiknadze
Manager: Marko Nikolić
Competitions: Premier League position 8, Champions League (Group A)
⭐ Key Man: Grzegorz Krychowiak
Typically taking up the Centre Midfield position, Grzegorz Krychowiak was born in Gryfice, Poland. After having played his first senior match for Reims in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.