CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips (31/07/2021)

CSKA lost all two meetings to Lokomotiv Moscow last season. However, the hosts hope to make the most of home advantage in their first meeting of the 2021/22 season. Can they bag all points in this fixture? Find out in this Football Whispers Preview.

Top Three Predictions for CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow

Our soccer tips at Football Whispers have been extensively researched and are bias-free. Here are the best three tips for CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow:

Note: The odds for this fixture are correct at the time of writing our preview. Please visit the bookmaker for updated prices.

CSKA to Score First

CSKA Moscow is our favourite to open the scoring in this fixture. The hosts may have lost in all the last four meetings with Lokomotiv Moscow but they are in great form now. The hosts have four straight wins with clean sheets in the last four matches, an indication that they are hard to break down at the back. The visitors have 2W and 2L in the last four matches during which they conceded four and scored four times.

Draw at full-time

Both teams started the new season with a win, a momentum they will want to keep going into the second game. CSKA bagged a 1-nil victory against Ufa in the first match of the season while Lokomotiv netted 3 goals to clinch a 3-1 victory in the first game of the season. Both teams look set for a tough duel and there is a general feeling they will share the spoils at full-time.

Under 2.5: Yes

We don’t think this game will have many goals. Eleven out of 18 meetings between these teams had fewer than three goals. But that aside, these are two of the best outfits in Russia’s Premier League and for that, we expect a tough duel that will not have more than two goals. A 1-1 draw comes with great odds on Netbet, our recommended bookmaker for this game.

The Best Odds and Top Team Stats for CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow

Match Preview: CSKA Moscow Banking on New Manager to End Poor Run against Lokomotiv

After losing all the last four encounters with Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA hopes to make the most of the home advantage before the reverse fixture in March 2022. Our preview sheds more light on this fixture.

The last time CSKA defeated Lokomotiv Moscow was in a home fixture back in July 2019. However, the hosts failed to bag another victory in the last four matches during which they hosted the visitors once. In this game, CSKA’s new manager, Aleksey Berezutski, hopes for a second victory after winning the first game of the new season. Aleksey Berezutski has no previous managerial experience and taking over CSKA Moscow in such a big role comes with high expectations from fans.

Frequently Asked Questions

CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow tips

Who is the manager for Lokomotiv Moscow?

Marko Nikolic is the head coach for Lokomotiv. The Serbian has been in charge since June 2020.

Where is the venue for this game?

This game will be played at the VEB Arena in Moscow, Russia.

Who will referee this match?

Aleksei Valerevich Matyunin

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