At the Arsenal stadium in Tula, the match of the 16th round of the Russian championship between the teams Arsenal Tula and Lokomotiv Moscow will take place. Despite the fact that the teams are in different parts of the tournament table, bookmakers are in no hurry to single out a clear favorite.
“Gunsmiths” finished the first round of the championship on a sad note. In the 15th round, Arsenal met with Moscow Dynamo and caught a crushing defeat with a score of 1: 5. Moreover, the outcome of the confrontation was decided already in the first half, when the opponent scored four goals in the interval from the 15th to the 27th minute.
So far, Bozovic’s protégé has many defensive problems – in 15 confrontations, the guys conceded 31 goals, which is the worst indicator in the league. If Arsenal had scored a little, it would definitely have claimed to be relegated to the FNL. Today the team is in the play-off zone, gaining 13 points. Note that the situation is not critical, because the lag behind the saving 12th place is only one point.
The “railroad workers” have not been doing well lately either. Yes, a 1: 1 draw with Spartak is a good result, but the performance in the last round raises questions for Gizdol. Lokomotiv took Akhmat and lost 1: 2. The reason for the defeat was the removal of Serqueira in the 35th minute. The match was important for the team, because it claims to be in the top 2. In the meantime, the club has only the fourth line in the standings and 25 points in the asset.
In general, Lokomotiv looks good in the championship. Yes, the guys make frequent mistakes in defense, but they try to fix it with a powerful attacking game. Note that the team scored 21 goals and conceded 15. True, the team is approaching the upcoming confrontation with a number of injured players. According to the transfermarkt.ru source, seven players are out of the access zone at once.
Locomotive’s main loss
The live broadcast will be available on the Match Football channel. Also popular sports resources, such as Sports.tu, will broadcast text online.
- Bookmakers give preference to Lokomotiv – the odds for winning are 2.15.
- Arsenal have drawn four draws in the eight rounds of the championship at their home arena.
- At home, Arsenal took points from Zenit (2: 1), CSKA (2: 2) and Spartak (1: 1).
- Lokomotiv scores and concedes five matches in a row.
- The last two guest appearances ended for Lokomotiv with the same score 1: 1.
- At the time of writing the forecast, the odds for “both teams to score” 1.75.
Both Teams To Score