Lokomotiv Moscow – Ural,Russian Cup Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR LOKOMOTIV - URAL
Having become champions last season, Lokomotiv Moscow has been running a terrible campaign in the Champions League groups, and although they were in the first pot, they finished in the last place. They failed to keep their title in Russia, but not only will they have the opportunity to play again in the Champions League, but they can also hope for Krasnodar’s failure in the last round and victory for them against Ufa, to enter directly in the groups. The most important match, however, is undoubtedly the final against Ural.
Several cup finals have already taken place, in which in the last rounds or several rounds previously were played between the same teams against each other. This is the case with Loko and Ural. A few days ago, Loko got a 2-2 draw against Ural, and both teams played quite excitingly and dynamically. Ural, however, is in a weak form. They have no win in 5 consecutive games, but it should be mentioned that they did not fight for anything in the league.
We think that typically for Russia, there will not be many goals in this final. Russian teams practice defensive football with more thinking of defense, more tactics and play closed. This is not the case with Loko and Ural lately, but just the game is too important, so they can’t allow to make mistakes. If Lokomotiv take the trophy, they will pass their city rival, CSKA, and will become the sole leader with 8 won cups. Ural have only one final till now, which was lost in 2017. So the bet is huge. Prediction – Under 2.5 goals at 1.55.
LOKOMOTIV TEAM NEWS
Farfan(20/8 M), Barinov(22/1 M) and Howedes(17/3 D) are under question. Rybus(16/1 M), Denisov(17/0 M) and Kverkvelia(29/1 D) are out
URAL TEAM NEWS
Dimitrov(27/5 M) and Bicfalvi(26/6 M) are out