Lokomotiv Moskva vs Spartak Moskva match preview

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Competition: Russia Premier League
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: RZD Arena (28800 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Lokomotiv Moskva - Spartak Moskva!

Insights:
  • Lokomotiv Moskva is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • Spartak Moskva have the most points from losing position (18) in Premier League

Lokomotiv have less rest than Spartak Moskva in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Russian Cup game only four days ago. That game was an away game at Sochi, so at least Lokomotiv are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

This is a local derby, usually meaning added tension and importance.

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Lokomotiv Moskva form and stats

Lokomotiv Moskva, who have the most clean sheets (13) in Premier League, have performed here at RZD Arena this season with 8 wins from 11 Premier League matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 2. The team is doing great wherever they are playing as Lokomotiv Moskva has won five games in a row. The Khimki match was the last time out without a victory. After failing to beat Rotor Volgograd here at RZD Arena, Lokomotiv Moskva has put together a very nice winning streak on their own turf with four wins in a row.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Lokomotiv, as their goalkeeper Guilherme Alvim Marinato has completely shut out the opponents for 212 minutes in the Premier League.

In the game before, an away victory in the Premier League match versus Rotor Volgograd with a 2-0 scoreline.

A decent goal production from Lokomotiv Moskva in their home games so far, with 17 goals from 11 league matches. Lokomotiv Moskva have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Spartak Moskva form and stats

7 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. That’s the product of Spartak Moskva, who have the most scored goals (21) away in Premier League, playing as the away team in the Premier League this season. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Spartak Moskva hope to make it five in this match. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Spartak are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Spartak play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 3-2 victory visiting Rostov (placed 8th). That result followed a home victory 5-1 versus Ural.

The travelling fans enjoy Spartak Moskva's attacking play in away games, having scored 21 goals in 12 league matches away. 16 goals have been conceded by Spartak Moskva in these games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Spartak Moskva - Lokomotiv 2-1, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Lokomotiv one win, four draws and Spartak Moskva five victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Spartak MoskvaJ. Larsson
J. Larsson
12 goals
Spartak MoskvaA. Sobolev
A. Sobolev
12 goals
Spartak MoskvaE. Ponce Martínez
E. Ponce Martínez
9 goals

Lokomotiv Moskva missing players

Spartak Moskva missing players

Lokomotiv Moskva Spartak Moskva
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 11 2 Played P 3 12 24
13 8 1 Won W 1 7 14
4 1 1 Drew D 0 2 5
7 2 0 Lost L 2 3 5
32 17 2 Scored S 4 21 49
26 8 0 Conceded C 7 16 28
88% 91% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
62% 55% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 88%
46% 45% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 58% 54%
25% 27% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 50% 42%
17% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 21%
42% 45% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 67%
54% 55% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 21%
17% 9% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 8% 12%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.2 2.6 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.7 3.2 3
4 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
12.2 13.3 7.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.7 14.6 15.2
4.7 5.3 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.8 5.4
28% 29% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 36% 38%
Key stats in Premier League this season:
  • Lokomotiv Moskva have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Lokomotiv Moskva have the most clean sheets (13) in Premier League
  • Lokomotiv Moskva is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • Spartak Moskva have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Spartak Moskva have the most points from losing position (18) in Premier League
  • Spartak Moskva have the most scored goals (21) away in Premier League
  • Spartak Moskva haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Zenit 24 15 6 3 55 21 13 11 1 1 41 12 11 4 5 2 14 9 34 51
2 Spartak Moskva 24 14 5 5 49 28 12 7 3 2 28 12 12 7 2 3 21 16 21 47
3 CSKA Moskva 24 13 4 7 42 25 12 6 3 3 25 15 12 7 1 4 17 10 17 43
4 Lokomotiv Moskva 24 13 4 7 32 26 11 8 1 2 17 8 13 5 3 5 15 18 6 43
5 Dinamo Moskva 24 13 3 8 36 26 12 9 1 2 22 5 12 4 2 6 14 21 10 42
6 Sochi 24 11 7 6 38 26 12 8 4 0 26 8 12 3 3 6 12 18 12 40
7 Rubin Kazan 24 12 4 8 33 29 12 5 3 4 15 15 12 7 1 4 18 14 4 40
8 Rostov 24 11 4 9 32 26 11 4 2 5 14 12 13 7 2 4 18 14 6 37
9 Khimki 24 10 5 9 30 34 12 7 1 4 15 13 12 3 4 5 15 21 -4 35
10 Krasnodar 24 10 4 10 44 35 13 7 3 3 31 18 11 3 1 7 13 17 9 34
11 Akhmat Grozny 24 9 5 10 27 29 12 5 3 4 15 11 12 4 2 6 12 18 -2 32
12 Ural 24 6 11 7 22 30 12 5 5 2 12 9 12 1 6 5 10 21 -8 29
13 Rotor Volgograd 24 4 6 14 12 38 13 2 2 9 4 20 11 2 4 5 8 18 -26 18
14 Arsenal Tula 24 4 5 15 19 42 11 4 4 3 14 14 13 0 1 12 5 28 -23 17
15 Ufa 24 3 5 16 15 41 11 1 3 7 8 15 13 2 2 9 7 26 -26 14
16 Tambov 24 3 4 17 15 45 13 2 2 9 8 19 11 1 2 8 7 26 -30 13

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The Premier League, or the Russian Football Championship, is the top level football league in Russia. It has 16 teams who play each other home and away for a total of 30 matches each. After this the top team in the league table is the champion, the bottom two relegated directly while two teams play a relegation playoff.