As part of one of the matches of the group stage of the Europa League, the players of Lokomotiv Moscow and Marseille will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this meeting? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
Last season, Lokomotiv Moscow finished on the 3rd place in the RPL standings, but thanks to the victory in the Russian Cup, it went to the group stage of the Europa League. At the end of August, Marko Nikolic's team beat Krasnodar on their own field in the RPL, but in a guest meeting with Dynamo they shared points-1:1. After an international break, the Railwaymen defeated Krylia Sovetov on their field, managing to surprise their opponent with effective football (2: 0). After 7 rounds, Loko is in 3rd place with 15 points.
The Provencals did not easily guarantee themselves a place in the group stage of the Europa League, having managed to take fifth place at the end of last season. In the new French championship, Marseille started, having won back with a score of 0: 2 and defeated Montpellier on the road (3: 2). However, in the second round, Marseille drew with Bordeaux - 2:2 on their own field. The meeting of the 3rd round with Nice on the road was not completed due to a scuffle of players and fans on the field, and before the international break, the team defeated Saint-Etienne on their own field. After the games of the national teams, Marseille played against Monaco and confidently beat the opponent at Louis II with a score of 2: 0. After 4 rounds, the team with 10 points is in 3rd place.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Ze Luiz (hip), Miranchuk (leg) - both "Lokomotiv". Milik (knee) – Marseille.
Statistics and figures:
- "Marseille" - the favorite of the meeting;
- "Lokomotiv" has an 8-match series without defeats;
- "Marseille" has not lost in the last 13 meetings;
- The rivals have not crossed each other before.
I think that both opponents will show quite interesting football, but they will not reveal the strongest in this game. Our bet will be in favor of the world, which, with a higher degree of probability, will be won by opponents.