Russian Premier League 21st of July 2017 1730 BST
CSKA to win [Confidence 信心度 8/10]
Both teams from Moscow and potential title contenders managed to get a victory in the first week of the Russian Premier League but with very different sensations. CSKA got an impressive 1-3 triumph over Anzhi in Makhachkala, while Lokomotiv struggled at home to overcome the always week Arsenal Tula. It seemed like losing the Super Cup a few days before in extra time against Spartak was too much for Yuri Semin’s pupils.
In the recent head to head duels between the Moscow rivals, CSKA has a much better run, winning nine of the last 12 games, while Lokomotiv has only managed a victory in their own stadium, last year in october. CSKA has scored in those matches 24 goals while Lokomotiv has only netted eight.
CSKA’s more skilful squad should be enough to get the three points here and stay in the top spot of the table while making their city rivals start doubting their quality to finish in the top-5 this year.