CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow. Who will be stronger in the Moscow derby?

On July 31, in the match of the 2nd round of the RPL, the teams of CSKA and Lokomotiv Moscow will compete. The meeting will be hosted by the arena "Arena CSKA" (Moscow). On Saturday, July 24, at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Rubin will play against Spartak.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow


CSKA was actively preparing for the start of the season, the team held 6 sparring sessions, getting 5 victorias in them. This focus brought results, as in the opening match of the RPL "red-blue" at home squeezed Ufa 1:0. Alexey Berezutsky's guys did not immediately take the initiative on the field, in the first half the citizens even looked more interesting. After the break, the "army" found a loophole, thanks to which Zabolotny brought the hosts ahead. In the future, the Muscovites continued to go on the offensive, but the score did not change anymore.

CSKA starts with a victory, the club has 3 points in the piggy bank.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv failed to enter the season perfectly, the team lost in the match for the Russian Super Cup to Zenit St. Petersburg 0:3. The "Railwaymen" quickly digested this failure, since already in the first round the club at home did not leave any chances for Tula Arsenal 3: 1. The " Red-greens "could not do anything with the guests for a long time, until the 80th minute the" gunners " generally led the score until they were left in the minority. Only after that, the wards of Marko Nikolic joined the race, managing to break through the enemy's defense three times. Zhemaletdinov (double) and Smolov scored goals for the "locomotives".

Lokomotiv earned 3 points, and after the first round secured a place in the leading group of the championship.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv Moscow facts

  • Lokomotiv has won 10 of the last 12 matches of the Russian championship;
  • CSKA has not lost in 11 of the last 12 home matches of the Russian championship;
  • Lokomotiv won the last 4 matches against CSKA.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers give a small advantage in the Moscow derby to the "army men". The quotes for the success of CSKA are 2.33, for a draw – 3.51, for a victory of Lokomotiv the coefficient is 3.06. Bookmakers do not expect goals from the capital derby. 1xbet offers to bet on" total more than 2.5 "with quotes – 1.98, on" total less than 2.5 " quotes-1.87. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams are just entering the season, starting victories have added to their confidence in their own abilities. In the face-to-face duel of the grandees, I will not single out the favorite. It is better to play the total, and bet that it will stand. The start of the season, the teams are just getting in shape, the opponents will not force events and increase the pace. This means that there will be few chances, therefore, goals scored: the total is less than 2.5-1.82.

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