Lokomotiv vs Spartak. Who will be stronger in the capital derby?

February 22, in the 1/4 final match of the Russian Cup, Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow will meet. The match will take place at the RZD Arena (Moscow).

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv vs Spartak


Lokomotiv was extremely unsuccessful in the first half of the season, after 17 rounds the team is on the 14th step in the RPL, earning only 13 points. But in the National Cup, the wards of Mikhail Galaktionov showed themselves much better, the team managed to overcome the group stage. It is worth noting that the “red-greens” were in the same quartet with Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod and Khimki. In the decisive match, the "railwaymen" broke the resistance of Nizhny Novgorod 3:1 at home. As a result, Lokomotiv finished second in the group, earning 11 points, with a goal difference of 11:6.

Lokomotiv in the off-season won five victories in 7 control meetings. The team enters the season in good shape.


Spartak feels much more convincing this year, the team was able to gain a foothold in the leading group of the Premier League, as well as show a decent result in the first part of the Russian Cup. It is worth noting that the wards of Guillermo Abascal made it ahead of schedule to the quarterfinals of the tournament, having issued a series of four victories in a row. But after that, the “red-whites” have already relaxed, which led to defeats. First, the "gladiators" were defeated by the Wings of the Soviets 1:2, after which they lost to Zenit 1:2 in a penalty shootout. However, Spartak finished in 1st place in the quartet, earning 13 points, with a goal difference of 10:3.

Abascal's wards did not lose in the off-season, winning 4 victories, with one draw.

Lokomotiv vs Spartak

Lokomotiv vs Spartak facts

  • Over 2.5 goals played in 4 of the last 6 official matches of Lokomotiv in the season;
  • Total over 2.5 played in 7 of the last 10 official meetings of Spartak in the season.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers in the Moscow derby see Spartak as favorites. Quotes for Lokomotiv amounted to 3.85. You can bet on a draw with a coefficient of 3.70. On the success of Spartak, quotes stopped at the level of 1.97. Bookmakers are waiting for productive football from the Moscow giants. The betting company 1xbet offers to bet on "Total less than 2.5" the coefficient is - 2.09, "Total more than 2.5" with quotes - 1.72. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The locomotive failed in the first part of the season, in the winter the team carried out a purge, both on the coaching bridge and in the roster. The main task for Loko is to maintain a residence permit in the RPL, the cup is now fading into the background. Spartak is much more powerful, the Red-Whites are definitely capable of fighting for the cup trophy. In the upcoming derby, Abascal's guys will win, the "gladiators" will deal with their fellow countrymen even on the road, ambitions and the current form are on the side of the "people's team": Spartak's victory - 1.97.

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