Lokomotiv Moscow will be hosting visiting side Spartak Moscow at RZD Arena in this Premier League match on Sunday.
View all Lokomotiv Moscow v Spartak Moscow tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds.
Lokomotiv Moscow, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-2 Premier League victory against Rotor Volgograd.
In that game, Lokomotiv Moscow managed 63% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Lokomotiv Moscow, the goals were scored by Grzegorz Krychowiak (21') and Rifat Zhemaletdinov (79'). Rotor Volgograd had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Lokomotiv Moscow have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 13 during that time while also conceding a total of 4. Having said that, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall persist in this upcoming match or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that Lokomotiv Moscow:
- are winless against Spartak Moscow in their last 6 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Spartak Moscow will go into the encounter after a 2-3 Premier League win to defeat FC Rostov in their previous outing.
In that game, Spartak Moscow had 50% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Spartak Moscow, goals were scored by Victor Moses (23'), Pavel Maslov (27' Own goal) and Aleksandr Sobolev (44', 58'). For their opponents, FC Rostov had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Georgy Makhatadze (32') scored for FC Rostov.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Spartak Moscow, at least three goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match in that spell is 4.5, with the average number of goals for Spartak Moscow standing at 2.83.
Their previous form shows that Spartak Moscow:
- remain unbeaten by Lokomotiv Moscow in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 04/03/2018 tells us that Lokomotiv Moscow have won 0 of them & Spartak Moscow 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between them in these games, with 3 for Loko and 8 coming from Narodnaya komanda. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Premier League match day 4 on 23/08/2020 when the final score was Spartak Moscow 2-1 Lokomotiv Moscow.
The match was refereed by Sergei Karasev.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Zé Luís (Fracture), Vladislav Ignatjev (Muscle Injury) and Mikhail Lysov (Arthroscopie) will not be able to play for Lokomotiv manager Marko Nikolić. Maciej Rybus will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Spartak Moscow
Due to a mostly healthy squad, there’s just a single fitness issue for the Spartak Moscow manager Domenico Tedesco to contend with. Ezequiel Ponce (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action. Pedro Rocha cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re thinking that Lokomotiv Moscow will have to perform well to put one past this Spartak Moscow side who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Spartak Moscow after 90 minutes.
Expecting it to be tight.
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: Vedran Ćorluka
Chairman: Vladimir Leonchenko
Manager: Marko Nikolić
Competitions: Premier League position 3
⭐ Star Man: Anton Miranchuk
Usually played in the Centre Midfield position, Anton Miranchuk was born in Russia. Having played his first senior match for Lokomotiv Moscow in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.