Lokomotiv host CSKA for a highly anticipated Moscow derby in the penultimate round of Russia’s Premier League on Thursday evening.
The hosts are five points away from securing Champions League football but will also be looking to avenge their defeat to city rivals CSKA from earlier this season.
Viktor Goncharenko’s men have an outside shot to usurp Lokomotiv, whom they sit two places and four points below, however they need all three points and other results going their way.
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Lokomotiv Moscow & CSKA Moscow’s previous line-ups:
- Lokomotiv Moscow (vs Ufa): Kochenkov; Ignatjev, Corluka, Cerqueira, Zhivoglyadov; Magkeev, Krychowiak; Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Mário; Éder.
- CSKA Moscow (vs Rubin Kazan): Akinfeev; Vasin, Karpov, Magnússon; Fernandes, Oblyakov, Maradishvili, Schennikov; Sigurdsson*, Vlasic; Chalov.
Guilherme, Boris Rotenberg, Dmitri Barinov and Luka Djordjevic all sit out for Lokomotiv Moscow through respective injuries. Khetag Khosonov, Gocha Gogrichiani and Vitali Zhironkin are ineligible for CSKA whilst Arnór Sigurdsson serves a one-match ban. Ilzat Akhmetov, meanwhile, is recovering from surgery.
Players to watch: Aleksey Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow)
Lokomotiv have in recent gameweeks been depending more and more on their 24-year-old attacking midfielder Aleksey Miranchuk who is enjoying a productive run in front of goal. The 25-time capped Russian international has bagged five of Lokomotiv’s last six league goals which has seen him move into double figures for the season.
Scoreline prediction: Lokomotiv Moscow 1-1 CSKA Moscow
Russian Premier League 2019/20 recent form:
- Lokomotiv Moscow: WDDDD
- CSKA Moscow: DWWWD