Although Zenit disappointed me in my last pick, I will again take my chances and analyze their match against Lokomotiv Moscow. I believe that their task is even harder this time but I am of the opinion that they again have the upper-hand. Let’s start!
The runner-ups of the 19/20 season, Lokomotiv Moscow have had an inconsistent start to the new season. They were first defeated by Zenit in the final stage of the Russian Cup. Then, they won two Premier League games in a row. Since then, they have failed to win in the last three fixtures (1 draw, 2 losses). What’s more worrying is that they were defeated by FK Akhmat, who finished the game with 9 players, at home in the last round. They have serious deficiencies in the defensive end, which is proven by the fact that they have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 3 rounds. With these shaky performances recently, they are now placed 7th in the league table.
The reigning champions Zenit, on the other hand, had a disappointing away loss in the last round against another team from Moscow. However, they did not play bad actually. They possessed the ball for most of the time and found many goal chances. I do not think that Lokomotiv Moscow will sit and defend as Dynamo did, which will let Zenit play the game we are all familiar of.
All in all, I believe that Lokomotiv Moscow are a better team compared to Dynamo Moscow but it would be wrong to expect Zenit to lose twice in a row. They are still the best team of this league and there is a huge quality gap between them and their opponents. I will again support Zenit. Good luck! And to enjoy the best limits and odds in the market, make sure to register at the best betting software right now!