Stadium: RZD Arena (Moscow)
Prediction for the match between Lokomotiv and Rostov which will take place on October 3. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
There is no trace of the freshness that they had in the spring. It seemed that a win over Zenit in the championship would give them a boost and confidence in their abilities, but last weekend, they suffered a colossal victory over Pari NN - 1:0. Nevertheless, this is the second consecutive victory for Mikhail Galaktionov's wards and the fourth in five games, which is not so bad. Lokomotiv is also doing well in the FONBET Cup of Russia, where they have seven points in four rounds and are in second place in the B quartet.
Rostov continues to be haunted by a string of failures. The last victory in the Premier League they won on August 12, a month and a half ago, when they beat Rubin 3:0. After that, they lost three times. They drew three more times, and in the games with Baltika and CSKA, the southerners led with a difference but lost the advantage - 2:2 and 3:3, respectively, and against Ural, they were losing by 17 minutes - 0:2, but eventually saved themselves - 2:2. The Yellow-Blue are still in 12th place in the league standings. But in the FONBET Cup of Russia, they have eight points in four rounds, which puts them in the lead in Group B and gives them an excellent chance to qualify for the playoffs.
Expert Betting Tips
Lokomotiv hasn't looked their best lately, but even with their poor play, they are actively collecting points, improving their standing in the Premier League and FONBET Cup of Russia. Rostov has the opposite situation. They look decent, create a lot of dangerous chances, and score regularly, but all this is not enough to achieve a positive result. In the upcoming battle, the chances of success are higher for the team, who have a deeper and more skillful squad, and therefore, Mikhail Galaktionov will be able to rotate in such a busy schedule calmly.
The confrontation between Lokomotiv and Rostov is traditionally rich in goals in recent years. In six previous head-to-head meetings, the rivals have scored a combined 24 goals (4.00 average per game), which is a high indicator by the standards of domestic football. Here and in the upcoming battle, we have every chance to see the continuation of the trend.