The highlight of the program of the 2nd round of the Russian Premier League Championship will be the capital derby, in which CSKA and Moscow Lokomotiv will meet. The game will take place on Saturday, 31 July, at the CSKA Arena. It will start at 20:00 Moscow time.
The matches of these two teams always take place in the form of a fierce and stubborn struggle. So, it is not surprising that a rather interesting confrontation is expected this time too. Thus, it will be interesting to bring to your attention our prediction for the CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow match, which can be useful when making a bet.
After a rather poor result in the last season in the new tournament, the capital’s army team expects to achieve the maximum possible performance. CSKA won their opening match of the new season, which was played against Ufa at the home arena. They defeated Ufa by 1-0. However, this result cannot be called a sure victory. Obviously, the game against the railroad workers will dot the I’s.
The railway workers started the new season in the RPL Championship with a victory. In a sharp and uncompromising struggle with Arsenal Tula, the charges of Marko Nikolic did their best to have managed to tip the scales in their favor. The match ended with a score of 3-1 in favor of the team from the capital city. Obviously, the game against CSKA Moscow will be decisive for Lokomotiv at this stage.
On Saturday, the CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow game will be played for the 164th time in history. So far, the advantage in the number of victories is on the side of the army: 76 wins against 54 successful matches for Lokomotiv. Draws were recorded in 33 matches.
In matches of this level, it is always difficult to predict the outcome. Both teams have an equal chance of success. The fate of the meeting can be decided by luck. In such a scenario, the most acceptable prediction for the CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow match is effective football to be performed by both teams.
Probable result – Both teams will score.