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Lokomotiv Moscow host Marseille this Thursday in the Europa League. In a group with fellow European giants, Lazio and Galatasaray, both teams will be wanting a win to give them the perfect start.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Marseille– Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Both teams head into this vital group game in great form. Read our top three expert predictions for Saturday’s fixture below.
These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing.
Both teams to score
Both teams have been involved in plenty of recent matches where there have been goals galore with Lokomotiv seeing both teams score in seven of their last eight matches and Marseille being involved in ten out of their last eleven. We are expecting that trend to continue and odds of 8/11 presents some good value.
Over 2.5 goals
Continuing with the theme of goals – and we are expecting them here. In Marseille’s four Ligue 1 matches this season, over 2.5 goals has been reached in three of these games. Lokomotiv has seen more than 2.5 goals in four of their last eight, with two of these coming when Lokomotiv have been playing at home. In a game, both sides will be looking to win we are hoping the goal fest continues.
Double Chance – Lokomotiv Moscow
Marseille are the favourites for the match and that is slightly surprising. Lokomotiv are a tough nut to crack at home, winning three and drawing one of their four league games at home so far this season. Russia isn’t the easiest place to travel to and with the backing of a large and vociferous home crowd, backing the Moscow side to win or escape with a draw could be one of the bets of the match at 8/11.
Match Preview: Lokomotiv Moscow host Ligue 1 side Marseille
This is the first-ever meeting between Lokomotiv and Marseille, and excitement is building as two European heavyweights look to get off to a great start in Group E.
Lokomotiv Moscow has enjoyed a great start to the Russian season – sitting in third place with 15 points out of a possible 21. Russian star striker Fedor Smolov has had a great start to the season, finding the back of the net six times in only seven games. Marseille will be looking to exploit some defensive weaknesses that Lokomotiv has, with the Russians conceding in every league game so far. Lokomotiv is a team that looks to score goals as they have scored twelve goals across the seven games they have played so far. If the trend continues it could be an exciting game this Thursday.
The French side travels to Russia in a buoyant mood after a fast start to Ligue 1, winning 10 points out of a possible 12 so far. They head into this match fresh off the back of an impressive 2-0 victory over Monaco. Talisman Dimitri Payet has had a fast start to the season, scoring three goals and providing one assist. Travelling to Russia is no easy task and with very few travelling fans in attendance, this will be a tough game for Marseille. A win would really demonstrate that Marseille is a contender in this seasons Europa League.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Marseille: Team Stats and the Best Odds
Frequently Asked Questions
What time will this match start?
The game will kick-off at 17:45 GMT
Where will this match take place?
The game will be played at RZD Arena, Moscow
Have these teams played against each other before?
No, this is the first encounter.