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The Premier League game at Rostov Arena on Monday will see home team FC Rostov locking horns with Lokomotiv Moscow.
All FC Rostov v Lokomotiv Moscow game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
FC Rostov will play in this game following a 1-1 Premier League tied result versus FC Krasnodar.
The only name on the scoresheet from FC Rostov was Mathias Normann (64'). Marcus Berg (72') scored for FC Krasnodar.
A recurring feature of recent FC Rostov games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous six clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would have been a loser.
In their last game, Lokomotiv Moscow drew 0-0 in the Premier League match with Zenit St Petersburg.
Marko Nikolić's Lokomotiv Moscow have turned their attacks into goals 7 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period adds up to 6.
Their previous form shows that Lokomotiv Moscow:
- have not lost to FC Rostov when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 24/09/2017 shows us that FC Rostov have won 1 of them and Lokomotiv Moscow 5, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 for Rostov and 10 belonging to Loko. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was Premier League match day 22 on 15/03/2020 when it finished FC Rostov 1-3 Lokomotiv Moscow.
The referee was Mikhail Vilkov.
Team News: FC Rostov
FC Rostov boss Valery Karpin will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
It’s our opinion that Rostov will possibly kick off with a 4-1-4-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Sergey Pesyakov, Evgeny Chernov, Dennis Hadzikadunic, Maksim Osipenko, Alexey Kozlov, Mathias Normann, Khoren Bayramyan, Kento Hashimoto, Roman Eremenko, Aleksey Ionov and Eldor Shomurodov.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Lokomotiv manager Marko Nikolić has some current player fitness concerns. Luka Djordjevic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Boris Rotenberg (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Dmitri Barinov (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We reckon that Loko could decide to elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation using Guilherme Marinato, Vladislav Ignatiev, Murilo Cerqueira, Vedran Corluka, Maciej Rybus, Danil Kulikov, Stanislav Magkeev, Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Anton Miranchuk, Dmitri Rybchinsky and Fedor Smolov.
We’re of the opinion that Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Rostov should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore predicting a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 draw at the conclusion of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rostov Arena (45,000)
Chairman: Artashes Arutyunyants
Manager: Valery Karpin
Competitions: Premier League position 7
🔑 Key Man: Kento Hashimoto
Customarily deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Kento Hashimoto was born in Itabashi, Japan. Having made a first senior appearance for Roasso Kumamoto in the 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 6 appearances.