Lokomotiv Moscow vs. FC Kransnodar Match Analysis and Prediction

Russian League 2nd placed FC Kransnodar will be travelling to RZD Arena for their match against Lokomotiv Moscow on Sunday 17th March 2019. The action which is scheduled to start at 13.30GMT is expected to by an entertaining one. Both teams are equally strong.

At number 2 FC Kransnodar has its eyes fixated on winning the Russian Premier League cup. At the same time, they will have an automatic chance to play in the 2019/2020 Champions League action. They have drawn in their last 2 League matches.

Lokomotiv Moscow is doing well of late. They stand unbeaten in their last 8 football action. They are currently at position 5 of the table rankings. They aim at making it to the top for a slot in Champions League. However, this may seem unlikely hence they will end up playing in the Europa League.

Both teams are in the quest to make it to the Champions League action next season. FC Kransnodar has the chance to win the cup. Both teams are doing well. However, if  Lokomotiv Moscow’s most recent performances is something to go by, then FC Kransnodar has a reason to worry. FC Kransnodar travel will be weary after their Thursday Europa action against Valencia. We are tempted to place our money for Lokomotiv Moscow to emerge victorious.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs. FC Kransnodar Head to Head

The two sides have had 16 encounters. Lokomotiv Moscow has managed most victories at 9. FC Kransnodar has won 6 matches. 1 of their encounters ended in a draw. Here is a look into their 8 most recent meetings and how each team scored:

  • FC Kransnodar 1-0 Lokomotiv Moscow
  • FC Kransnodar 2-1 Lokomotiv Moscow
  • FC Kransnodar 2-0 Lokomotiv Moscow
  • Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 FC Kransnodar
  • Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 FC Kransnodar
  • FC Kransnodar 1-2 Lokomotiv Moscow
  • FC Kransnodar 1-2 Lokomotiv Moscow
  • Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 FC Kransnodar

Team News

Lokomotiv Moscow will miss the services of Igor Denisov who is serving a red card suspension. Boris Rotenberg is nursing an injury hence might not play in the fixture.

FC Kransnodar is well off when it comes to injuries. The only man who will miss out in the Sunday fixture is Stanislav Kritsyuk who is nursing a shoulder injury.

Prediction and Odds

You can get the latest odds here.

Both teams are worth competitors. However, favor lies on Lokomotiv Moscow who has had enough time to relax as opposed to their opponents who had a mid-week fixture against Valencia. Our best bets for the match are as below:

  • Lokomotiv Moscow to win
  • Lokomotiv Moscow to score first
  • Under 2.5 goals
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