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The Premier League game at Volgograd Arena on Saturday sees home team Rotor Volgograd do battle with opponents Lokomotiv Moscow.
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Rotor Volgograd will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-4 Premier League defeat last time out to FC Rostov.
In that game, Rotor Volgograd managed 58% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, FC Rostov got 13 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Armin Gigović (41'), Pontus Almqvist (59'), Ali Sowe (62') and Aleksandr Saplinov (92') scored for FC Rostov.
A recurring trait of more recent Rotor Volgograd games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have lost. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that trend will persist in this upcoming match.
Coming into this contest, Rotor Volgograd haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Lokomotiv Moscow will go into this encounter following on from a 0-1 Premier League win in the defeat of Ufa in their most recent game.
In that game, Lokomotiv Moscow had 64% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lokomotiv Moscow was Grzegorz Krychowiak (80'). For their opponents, Ufa had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Demonstrating their fondness for eventful encounters, we’ve had goals 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which Lokomotiv Moscow have played, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Their opponents have managed 9 of these goals.
Going into this one, Lokomotiv Moscow haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The last league clash between these sides was Premier League match day 12 on 24/10/2020 and the score finished Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Rotor Volgograd.
The referee was Sergey Ivanov.
Team News: Rotor Volgograd
There’s just one fitness concern for the Rotor Volgograd boss Alyaksandr Khatskevich to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Aleksey Shchetkin (Muscle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Lokomotiv manager Marko Nikolić has to choose a team with limited availability. Vladislav Ignatjev (Muscle Injury), Zé Luís (Fracture), Anton Miranchuk (Muscle Injury) and Mikhail Lysov (Arthroscopie) miss out here.
We feel that in this game, Rotor Volgograd have it in them to get a goal against this Lokomotiv Moscow team, but a single goal may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We are therefore anticipating a 1-2 victory for Lokomotiv Moscow at the end of this one. Could easily go either way, this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Volgograd Arena (45,568)
Captain: Azat Bairyyev
Chairman: Andrei Rekechinski
Manager: Alyaksandr Khatskevich
Competitions: Premier League position 13
🔑 Key Player: Kamil Mullin
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Kamil Mullin was born in Russia. After having made a senior debut playing for Rubin Kazan in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 20 appearances.