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Lokomotiv Moscow will visit Ak Bars Arena on Saturday for the Premier League clash with home side Rubin Kazan.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Rubin Kazan v Lokomotiv Moscow are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Rubin Kazan will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 0-1 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Nizhny Novgorod.
In that game, Rubin Kazan managed 58% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. On the other side, Nizhny Novgorod had 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Nikolay Kalinsky (61') scored for Nizhny Novgorod.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Rubin Kazan haven’t conceded. In fact, Rubin Kazan have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Their prior results show that Rubin Kazan:
- are winless against Lokomotiv Moscow in their previous 8 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to FC Rostov in Premier League competition, Lokomotiv Moscow will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Lokomotiv Moscow managed 59% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Lokomotiv Moscow, the scorers were Konstantin Maradishvili (10') and Gyrano Kerk (31' Own goal). For their opponents, FC Rostov got 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Dmitriy Poloz (88') scored for FC Rostov.
In 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Lokomotiv Moscow, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell comes to a paltry 1.5, with the average goals for Loko standing at 0.67. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lokomotiv Moscow:
- have not lost to Rubin Kazan when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 11/11/2018 tells us that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Rubin Kazan. They have not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Lokomotiv Moscow have been the better of the two, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 2 from Tatáry and 12 being from Loko. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 17 on 05/12/2020 when the final score was Lokomotiv Moscow 3-1 Rubin Kazan.
The match was refereed by Sergei Karasev.
Team News: Rubin Kazan
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Rubin Kazan boss Leonid Slutskiy to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Ilya Samoshnikov (Muscle Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Lokomotiv Moscow boss Marko Nikolić has multiple availability issues to deal with. Murilo Cerqueira (Unknown Injury), Tin Jedvaj (Unknown Injury), Maciej Rybus (Unknown Injury), Zé Luís (Unknown Injury), Anton Miranchuk (tendon irritation) and Stanislav Magkeev (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Guilherme is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
When taking all factors into account, Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan could find scoring goals difficult here.
We’ll have to see, but a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ak Bars Arena (45,379)
Captain: Filip Uremović
Chairman: Rustem Saymanov
Manager: Leonid Slutskiy
Competitions: Premier League position 9, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
🔑 Star Player: In-Beom Hwang
Normally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, In-Beom Hwang was born in Korea Republic. Having made a first senior appearance for Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 10 appearances.