Everyday life in the European leagues starts and will return to normal levels in the coming weeks. The most interesting league this weekend starts, as the Premier League in Russia opens its doors again. Arsenal Tula and Dynamo Moscow have the honor to play the opening match.
Football Betting Prediction Lokomotiv Moscow vs Ruby Kazan
However, we are looking at Monday when the first match day with the duel between Lok Moscow and Rubin Kazan is completed. Two teams with different ambitions meet each other. The direction of the Lokomotiv Moscow is clearly upwards, while Kazan may even have to be careful not to get into the descent strudel.
Lokomotiv Moscow has become the cup winner before the summer break and has already secured the next title with the Supercup this year. The team of Yuri Semin is apparently in a good early form. Not only that, on the first match day between Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan, the prediction for a home win is preferred. No wonder, because the capitalists want to push the great rival Zenit St. Petersburg back from the Russian throne, almost reloaded as an October Revolution. The club has not taken much money in the hand. Coach Yuri Semin obviously relies on the existing player material.
Whether this also applies to Roman Sharonov in Rubin Kazan, we can hardly judge. But it becomes clear that the lush years are over at Rubin. Meanwhile, UEFA also blocked international competitions for breach of financial fair play, with Kazan unable to qualify anyway. Nevertheless, such a sanction lowers the attractiveness of a Russian club. Ruby is probably facing a difficult season. Overall, in the match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan, we would definitely prefer a home win, especially as the Muscovites were already able to prove their early form. Read Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan our best football prediction explained here.
Lokomotiv Moscow – Statistics & Current Form
Although Lokomotiv wants to attack Moscow this season, the squad has not changed much, at least not so far. The transfer window is still open in Russia for several weeks. Maybe something is going on in the squad planning of the Russian Cup winner. So far, the Pole Grzegorz Krychowiak, who has moved to a loan from Paris Saint-Germain now firmly in the Russian capital, nor the king transfer. But there were no well-known departures, so Lok Moscow at least should not have weakened.
Coach Yuri Semin therefore has big goals. The qualification for the group phase of the Champions League and the championship titles are at the top of the list. Chances are good that before the duel on Matchday 1 between Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan the odds of a home win can be used successfully. That would be the first step for the Elf of Yuri Semin, no more and no less. The form is correct, because Lok season Moscow, including friendly matches, unbeaten in nine games and has conceded in the last 26 encounters at all only one defeat.
The first big battle was already won last weekend. Almost as a season opening, the Russian Supercup was played between champion Zenit St. Petersburg and Lok Moscow. On neutral ground, Moscow prevailed 3: 2. Fedor Smolov gave Lok a 1-0 lead after just six minutes. Around the break, the cup winners took a break and after 52 minutes Zenit led 2-1. In the closing stages, Moscow became really effective. Aleksey Miranchuk scored twice to bring his team the first ever trophy of the season.
Bitter from German point of view was that world champion Benedikt Höwedes played no role in this game and was not even in the squad. Nevertheless, he did not let the evening spoil and let himself be photographed with the trophy as the Peruvian Jefferson Farfan, who has returned from Copa America with a knee injury and also on Monday in the Premier League will play no role.
Expected team of Lokomotiv Moscow:
↳ Guilherme – Rybus, Cerqueira, Corluka, Zhivoglyadov – Krychoviak, Barinov – Anton Miranchuk, Aleksey Miranchuk, Zhemaletdinov – Smolov
↳ Trainer: Semin
Last matches of Lokomotiv Moscow:
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Zenit Saint Petersburg vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 2: 3 (Super Cup)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Zilina 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Zlin 4: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Austria Klagenfurt Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. FC Ufa 1: 0 (Premier League)
Rubin Kazan – Statistics & Current Form
Currently it is still very difficult to judge where Rubin Kazan’s trip will go this season. If we believe the experts, then at least they are not in the upper part of the classification. In the last season, it was only enough to eleventh place and this year is to be feared that it is not much better. The fat years in Kazan are evidently over. After coach Kuban Berdyev left the club at the end of the season, no new coach has been found so far.
Officially, Roman Sharonov, formerly captain of Rubin Kazan, remains only an interim coach. He has prepared the team for the new season. If the champion of 2008 and 2009 start well into the new season, so the commitment will probably take longer synonymous. However, the preparation was by no means optimal. Rubin Kazan was only able to win one of five test games, but the opponents were not off the top shelf.
There was a heavy defeat last Tuesday at the last acid test against CSKA Moscow. Rubin Kazan was taken apart 4-0. Lok Moscow should at least have the quality of CSKA. Therefore threatens on Monday, perhaps a big bankruptcy for the season opener. The signs are in any case so that even the odds of the bookmaker us in the match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan to make a prediction on a home win.
The big names are no longer under contract in Kazan. The former champion is now mainly on players from the former Soviet republics. An interesting personality is certainly Vitali Denisov. The defender has changed from Lok Moscow to Kazan before the season on a free transfer. He should be pleased that on the first match day is against his ex-colleagues. However, it is to be feared that it will not be a triumphant return, as a point win for Rubin Kazan on Monday would be a big surprise.
Expected team of Rubin Kazan:
↳ Ivan Konovalov – Denisov, Sorokin, Uremovic, Danchenko – Igor Konovalov, Mogilevets, Davitashvili, Kvaratskhelia – Markov, Sagitov
↳ Trainer: Sharonov
Last Games by Rubin Kazan:
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – CSKA Moscow vs. Rubin Kazan 4: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Rubin Kazan vs. FC Tambow 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Rubin Kazan vs. Nizhny Novgorod 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Rubin Kazan vs. Mordovia Saransk 4: 1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 20.06.2019 – Rubin Kazan vs. Neftekhimik Nishnekamsk 1: 2 (Friendly Match)
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
To date, there are a total of 38 matches between Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan. In direct comparison, the captains are only just ahead with 13:11 victories. Another 14 games ended in a draw. In the last season, Lok let his muscles flex in direct duels. Of four games, two in the Cup and two in the league, won Lok three and played once draw. Rubin Kazan did not manage to score.
In the last game on May 10, Kazan was slapped down to 4-0. Anton Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who loaned Lok and moved to Kazan, were the scorers. Moscow could afford to shoot even a penalty. With that, Rubin Kazan has been waiting for a goal and a victory against Lok Moscow for five games.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Rubin Kazan Our Best Football Prediction Explained
Lokomotiv Moscow has to be considered as one of the biggest title contenders in the Russian Premier League this season. What the team of Yuri Semin is capable of, was already clear in the Supercup against champions Zenit St. Petersburg. Lok already has the first title of the season in his bag. Generally, the shape is very neat. In the new season there was no defeat in friendly matches. Overall, Lok Moscow has been defeated only once in the last 26 games anyway. That’s not the only reason why a duel between Lok Moskva and Rubin Kazan is unlikely to win the home side’s victory.
Key facts – Lokomotiv Moscow vs Ruby Kazan tips
⭐️ Cross-season Lok Moscow is unbeaten in nine games
⭐️ Rubin Kazan has won only one of five friendly matches before this season
⭐️ Kazan has not met Lok Moscow for five games
Rubin Kazan may be in for a real relegation season this season. The preparation has shown that in this team a lot is in trouble. Therefore, a surprise seems almost impossible on matchday one. We even think it makes sense to use the betting odds for a home win without conceding in the match between Lokomotiv Moscow and Rubin Kazan.
Competition: Premier League Russia
Betting Prediction: Lok wins to zero
Stake: 5/10 units