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Orenburg arrive at RZD Arena on Sunday for the Premier League fixture with home side Lokomotiv Moscow.
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Lokomotiv Moscow, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-2 Premier League triumph vs Baltika Kaliningrad.
In that match, Lokomotiv Moscow had 45% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Lokomotiv Moscow, the goalscorers were Artyom Dzyuba (9'), Anton Miranchuk (17') and Dmitri Barinov (34'). At the other end, Baltika Kaliningrad got 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Gedeon Guzina (50') and Sergey Pryakhin (65') scored for Baltika Kaliningrad.
Lokomotiv Moscow haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have hit an aggregate of 11 during that time and have conceded a total of 9. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will persist in this game.
Orenburg will go into this game following on from a 3-0 Premier League win versus Sochi in their most recent outing.
Looking at their form, and Orenburg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in total. In defence, Orenburg have seen their frailties exposed.
Coming into this fixture, Orenburg are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 12/08/2018 tells us that Lokomotiv Moscow have won 5 of these games and Orenburg 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 15 for Loko and 6 coming from Orenburg. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Premier League match day 23 on 16/04/2023 when it ended Orenburg 1-4 Lokomotiv Moscow.
In that game, Orenburg managed 59% possession and 24 shots on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Dmitriy Vorobyev (45').
On the other side, Lokomotiv Moscow got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Maksim Glushenkov (10', 30'), Nayair Tiknizyan (26') and François Kamano (55') scored.
The match was refereed by Vasili Kazartsev.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Lokomotiv Moscow manager Mikhail Galaktionov to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Stanislav Magkeev (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Orenburg
Orenburg manager David Deogracia Márquez has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Maksim Sidorov (Concussion), Tomás Muro (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Andrey Malykh (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re envisaging that Orenburg will have to work hard as a team to put one past this Lokomotiv Moscow lineup who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Lokomotiv Moscow when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RZD Arena (27,320)
Captain: Dmitri Barinov
Chairman: Vladimir Leonchenko
Manager: Mikhail Galaktionov
Competitions: Premier League position 6
🔑 Key Man: Anton Miranchuk
Regularly deployed in the Left Wing position, Anton Miranchuk was born in Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 6 appearances.