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Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction & Betting tips
At the end of the first match day in the Russian Premier League, Rubin Kazan and Lok Moscow will meet. Both teams don’t really know where they stand yet. Accordingly, some questions are still open.
Before the game Rubin Kazan vs. Lok Moscow, the betting odds suggest that the guests from Moscow are the slight favorite. The situation in this regard is not entirely clear, precisely because the new season is just beginning.
It is clear, however, that both teams have great ambitions and want to place themselves at the front of the season. The game starts on Tuesday at 18:00 p.m. in the central stadium of Kazan.
Just a few years ago, Rubin Kazan was practically a permanent guest in European football. But now the club is not in the European Cup, but in the middle of the table in Russia. In the past season Rubin Kazan was only tenth, which does not correspond to their own ambitions.
If you look at last season, you immediately notice that the offensive was the big problem. The statistics seem absurd, but Rubin Kazan only scored 18 goals in 30 games of the season. That was of course the worst record in the entire Premier League.
Before the game Rubin Kazan vs. Lok Moscow is our forecast that fewer than 2.5 goals will be scored. Of course, the experience of the previous season plays a role, when Rubin Kazan’s 30 games only scored 46 goals.
The team’s coach is the experienced Leonid Slutzki, who had a long contract with CSKA Moscow. He took over the job in the winter, after which there was already little progress. These should now be consolidated. On the transfer market, little happened in the summer, with Zenit midfielder Shatov being the best-known newcomer.
The offensive was not restructured either. So Slutzki will try to get more momentum into the game with the existing staff and one or two additions. The trend at the end of the season was positive, only one of the last six games was lost.
In the past season Rubin Kazan played under Slutzki mainly in a 4-2-3-1 system, this formation should now be consolidated again. The coach relies on being well-rehearsed, but he doesn’t have much else to do. Because: Rubin Kazan’s squad is very small. After all, there are no worries about injury.
At the end of the game day in the Premier League, the runner-up is honored! Before the game Rubin Kazan vs. Lok Moscow, however, the odds show that the game can be quite close. The guests are favored, but the situation is not that clear before the start.
Lok Moscow also has unanswered questions after the break, although it wasn’t too long. The team’s coach is Marko Nikolic, who has only been in office for a few weeks. Just like opponents Rubin Kazan, Lok Moscow have not been able to sign many new signings. With ex-HSV professional Rajkovic, a well-known name was brought to Moscow, otherwise not too much happened.
But that didn’t necessarily have to be the case, because Lok Moscow has not yet lost a league game in 2020. Last season’s shape should now be preserved, and an attack on industry leader Zenit may even succeed.
A parallel to the host can be seen. Lok Moscow also has minor problems offensively. 41 goals were scored, no team was worse in the top 5 of the Russian league.
Of course, Lok Moscow wants to set an example right at the start. After last season, when they were 15 points behind Zenit, the gap should be narrowed. The guest probably does not have a chance of winning the title, but everything will be weighed in the balance.
For Lok Moscow, too, there are no personnel worries to complain about. Attacking player Anton Miranchuk takes a suspension with him into the new season, otherwise everyone can play.
Rubin Kazan vs Lokomotiv Moscow head to head matches
27.06.20 PL Rubin Kazan Lokomotiv Moscow 0 : 2
15.07.19 PL Lokomotiv Moscow Rubin Kazan 1 : 1
10.05.19 PL Lokomotiv Moscow Rubin Kazan 4 : 0
06.03.19 CUP Rubin Kazan Lokomotiv Moscow 0 : 1
05.12.18 CUP Lokomotiv Moscow Rubin Kazan 1 : 0