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The Premier League clash at RZD Arena on Saturday will see home side Lokomotiv Moscow facing opposition in the form of Arsenal Tula.
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Lokomotiv Moscow will be looking for another win after a 1-0 Premier League triumph against Ural.
In that game, Lokomotiv Moscow had 68% possession and 23 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Lokomotiv Moscow was Dmitry Rybchinskiy (89'). At the other end, Ural got 1 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Fixtures involving Lokomotiv Moscow have often been engaging encounters lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen games alone, a total of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 13 of them being chalked up by Loko. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will continue on here in this game.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Ufa in Premier League action, Arsenal Tula and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Arsenal Tula managed 59% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. For Arsenal Tula, the goalscorers were Evans Kangwa (33') and Maksim Belyayev (43' Own goal). For their opponents, Ufa had 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Oleg Ivanov (7') was the scorer for Ufa.
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Dmytro Parfenov's Arsenal Tula have fired home a total of 9 times, yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 03/11/2018 tells us that Lokomotiv Moscow have won 4 of them & Arsenal Tula 2, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 from Loko and 8 for Pryaniki. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league clash between these sides was Premier League match day 21 on 08/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Arsenal Tula 0-3 Lokomotiv Moscow.
That time, Arsenal Tula had 39% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Lokomotiv Moscow got 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Fyodor Smolov (71'), Murilo Cerqueira (75') and Rifat Zhemaletdinov (85') scored.
The match was refereed by Kirill Levnikov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Lokomotiv Moscow manager Marko Nikolić to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Zé Luís (Unknown Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Arsenal Tula
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Arsenal Tula manager Dmytro Parfenov to contend with. Taras Burlak (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
For this match, we think that Lokomotiv Moscow will more than likely get a couple of goals in this one when they face Arsenal Tula, who could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Lokomotiv Moscow at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RZD Arena (27,320)
Captain: Guilherme Alvim Marinato
Chairman: Vladimir Leonchenko
Manager: Marko Nikolić