Locomotive vs Marseille. Will the railroad workers continue their unbeaten run?

On Thursday, September 16, at the Russian Railways Arena in Moscow, Lokomotiv will play against Marseille.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Locomotive vs Marseille


Locomotive started the season with a major defeat to Zenit (0-3) in the match for the Russian Super Cup, but they started very well in the RPL, having not lost a single game in 7 rounds: 4 wins and 3 draws. At the same time, what is interesting, Lokomotiv left its goal “under lock and key” only in the home game against the Soviet Wings last Saturday: 2-0. The victory, by the way, was brought by François Camano's double. In the standings, Nikolic's team is in 4th place, behind Zenit by only two points.

The locomotive began to actively strengthen itself already during the starting season. The main emphasis was placed on the midfield line: two young players were acquired from CSKA (Niknizyan and Maradishvili), 19-year-old Angorin was rented from Chelsea, experienced Kirk was acquired in Utrecht, and a promising Frenchman, Alexis Beck Beck, was bought in Cana.


The Provençals kicked off the Ligue 1 season with an incredible 3-2 away comeback against Montpellier. Until the 68th minute they were 0-2 behind, but it is worth noting that they won a well-deserved victory. After that, Marseille missed a win over Bordeaux (2-2), leading 2-0, and then lost to Nice (0-1) in an uninteresting confrontation. But in the last two rounds, Sampaoli's wards confidently dealt with Saint-Etienne (3-1) and Monaco (2-0), moving up to 3rd place in the standings.

In the offseason, the team spent nearly 50 million on new players, most of which went to the Brazilian and Flamengo-Gerson striker. It is also worth noting the successful loan of Under from Roma: Cengikh has already scored three goals, having played the 4th match.

Locomotive vs Marseille

Locomotive vs Marseille facts

  • Since December 2015, Marseille has played 16 away matches in European competition and won only one;
  • In the Europa League, Marseille have conceded in their last 11 away games;
  • Lokomotiv does not lose and has already scored 7 matches in a row;
  • In the framework of the Europa League, the "railroad" scored in 13 matches in a row in their arena;
  • Lokomotiv has not lost in its arena since December last year;
  • The teams will play against each other for the first time;

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers are leaning more towards the victory of Marseille in 2.07. The draw goes for 3.8, and the victory of Lokomotiv can be taken for 3.3. 1xbet cannot determine the performance for the match: “Total Over (2.5)” - for 1.85, and “Total Under (2.5)” - for 1.96. 1xbet app to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

To be honest, we are surprised by the opinion of the bookmakers about the favorite of the meeting. Yes, Marseille scores a lot now, shows good football, but Lokomotiv is on the move, does not lose, and regularly scores at home. We believe the confrontation will turn out to be interesting, productive and with equal chances of winning. It is best to bet on "Total Over (2.0)" for 1.41 or "Both will score" for 1.72. The “Locomotive with Handicap (+1.0)” bet for 1.42 seems to be absolutely safe.

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