On September 16, the match of the first round of the group stage of the Europa League will take place, in which the Russian "Locomotive" will play at home with the French "Marseille". The forecast for this match is given by the famous former football player of the Spanish "Celta" and the Russian national team Alexander Mostovoy.

Lokomotiv received a direct ticket to the group stage of the Europa League thanks to the victory in the Russian Cup last season. Although in the Premier League, the "railwaymen" were good, taking the bronze medals.

But it will not be easy for Muscovites in the opening match of the European tour, since Marseille looks very solid at the beginning of the season. The Provencals earned 10 points in four rounds of the French Ligue 1, occupying the third place in the standings. Last weekend, the team of Jorge Sampaoli dealt with Monaco (2: 0).

Alexander Mostovoy believes that the factor of the home field and the depth of the squad, which allows for a relatively painless rotation, will help Lokomotiv not to lose to a dangerous opponent. The expert bets on a draw in this match.