Place: Lokomotiv Stadium. Moscow.
Date: on the 28th of November, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 18:55 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League
Only two victories can help the Red and Greens to apply for qualification into the spring part of Euro cups. At the same time the last results don’t inspire of optimism.
The defeat from Porto (1:4) was followed by the goalless away match draw with Rubin and the home loss to Ural (1:2). And in Kazan Lokomotiv has been playing so terribly that the football players didn’t shot on target for 90 minutes.
With the Tigers Fedor Smolov and the partners were more aggressive, in particular, the former forward of Russian national team made 5 shots from which 2 were on target and one was productive.
Aleksandr Kolomeytsev has almost recovered and can appear on the field during the match ending or even for the whole time.
With impressive squad potential, Fatih Terim doesn’t impress with result. And it concerns not only Champions Leagues but also SuperLiga where Galatasaray after 13 rounds takes the third line with 24 points.
Sofiane Feghouli meanwhile doesn’t impress anyone in the new place. He didn’t score any goals and make any key passes in 5 matches. Last season the former midfielder of Valencia and West Ham scored six goals in 27 matches.
However, in the Champions League the whole team had no goals in three last matches. The Istanbul club has managed to upset Lokomotiv (3:0) in the first circle.
Badou Ndiaye and Younès Belhanda have both made 4 assists and they will miss the match in Moscow. Also the full back Ryan Donk and the midfielder Emre Akbada and Sinan Gümüş won’t be able to participate in this match. Sinan Gümüş has injured his back recently.
Head-to- heads Lokomotiv vs Galatasaray
The teams have got in the similar situation in 2002 when Turkey had more chances to leave the group before the head-to-head.
But success that was gained in away match with the score 2:1 helped Lokomotiv to turn the situation upside down.
It is remarkable that Semin‘s football players have lost in the home match of the first circle (0:2).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Lokomotiv vs Galatasaray
Lokomotiv to win – 2.45;
Draw – 3.25;
Galatasaray to win – 3.15;
Judging by the paired round, these teams can expect positive result only during the matches with each other.
Especially the penultimate round forces both teams to attack, having forgotten about defense.
That is why we wait for effective actions of the attack in both teams.