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Lokomotiv Moscow visit Gazprom Arena on Sunday for the Premier League meeting with home team Zenit St Petersburg.
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Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 6-0 Premier League victory over Rotor Volgograd.
In that match, Zenit St Petersburg managed 72% possession and 31 shots at goal with 17 of them on target. For Zenit St Petersburg, goals were scored by Malcom (56'), Andrei Mostovoy (65'), Artyom Dzyuba (75'), Aleksandr Yerokhin (77') and Aleksey Sutormin (87'). Rotor Volgograd got 2 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Solomon Kvirkvelia (45' Own goal) scored for Rotor Volgograd.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Zenit St Petersburg have taken part. Opposition teams scored 5 times in this period while Sine-Belo-Golubye managed to get a total of 19.
Analysis of their past results shows that Zenit St Petersburg:
- are unbeaten in the league by Lokomotiv Moscow in their last 2 games.
- haven't won against Lokomotiv Moscow in their previous 4 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
Lokomotiv Moscow come into this game after a 2-5 Premier League win with the defeat of Tambov in their last match.
In that match, Lokomotiv Moscow had 69% possession and 26 shots at goal with 12 on target. For Lokomotiv Moscow, the goalscorers were Grzegorz Krychowiak (40', 60'), Fyodor Smolov (47'), Murilo Cerqueira (74') and Maciej Rybus (79'). At the other end, Tambov got 14 shots on goal with 8 on target. Azer Aliyev (45') and Denis Kaykov (78') scored for Tambov.
Proving their bias toward productive matches, goals have been scored 21 times in the last six matches in which Lokomotiv Moscow have played, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have hit 4 from this total. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, however.
Their past results show that Lokomotiv Moscow:
- have not beaten Zenit St Petersburg when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings going back to 05/05/2018 shows that Zenit St Petersburg have won 1 of these and Lokomotiv Moscow 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them from Sine-Belo-Golubye and 6 created by Loko. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 6 on 30/08/2020 which ended up with the score at Lokomotiv Moscow 0-0 Zenit St Petersburg.
The match was refereed by Vladimir Moskalyov.
Team News: Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit St Petersburg boss Sergei Semak does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Lokomotiv Moscow boss Marko Nikolić to contend with. Mikhail Lysov (Arthroscopie) misses out for this game.
In this game, Zenit St Petersburg will most probably score at least once when they face Lokomotiv Moscow, who may well struggle finding the net themselves.
We’re predicting a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Zenit St Petersburg at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Zenit St Petersburg
Stadium: Gazprom Arena (67,800)
Captain: Dejan Lovren
Chairman: Alexander Medvedev
Manager: Sergei Semak
Competitions: Premier League position 1
🔑 Key Player: Aleksandr Yerokhin
Normally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Aleksandr Yerokhin was born in Russia. After making a first senior appearance for FC Krasnodar in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 7 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 23 appearances.