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Saturday 29 August 2015

Preview Lokomotiv - Krasnodar.

Локомотив  Краснодар
Локомотив // Краснодар 
Sunday, August 30th 2015
(Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow)
12:30 Lokomotiv Moscow - FK Krasnodar
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (Rostov-on-Don).
Assistants: Dmitrij Bereznev (Rostov-on-Don) and Roman Usachyov (Rostov-on-Don).
Sub assistants: ? (?) and ? (?).
Delegate: Boris Larin (Moscow).
Inspector: Nikolay Levnikov (Saint Petersburg).

Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 1-4: 83' Shipitsin; 7' Shishkin, 44' Ibricic (rig.); 50' Ignatjev, 75' Sychyov.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 1-0: 34' Glushakov. 
Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 3-1: 19' Caicedo; 46' Pavlyuchenko (own goal), 58' Joazinho (rig.), 80' Movsisyan.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 3-2: 3' N'Doye, 20' N'Doye, 50' Obinna; 9' Shipitsin, 48' Wanderson.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 3-1: 41' V. Denisov, 59' Joazinho (rig.), 83' N'Doye, 88' Durica.
Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 1-3: 6' Al. Miranchuk, 45' Joazinho, 90'+2 Samedov, 90'+5 Samedov.
Lokomotiv - Krasnodar 0-0
Krasnodar - Lokomotiv 1-0: 37' Pereyra (pen.).

AbsentsDurica (injured), Sheshukov (injured).
In doubt: Boussoufa.

Lokomotiv: 3.
FK Krasnodar: 6.

Streaming (available half an hour before the start of the match):

-NTV Nash Futbol. Commentators: Vasilij Utkin.


Lokomotiv want to continue dreaming about the title. Why do I say this? Today Zenit was defeated in Saint Petersburg against a brilliant Krylja, while Spartak lost a home match v Anzhi. As a consequence, tomorrow 'Railroaders' have got a greedy opportunity vs Krasnodar to overcome the 'Bomzhi' and to slip the white-reds. 

However, it won't be an easy game. Krasnodar are one of the strongest teams in RPL and two weeks ago they defeated Zenit at Petrovskij Stadium. Furthermore, they reached the Europa League group stage, eliminating Finnish side HJK. In the last round, despite drawing 0:0 vs Mordoviya, they played a good football and merited to win. This was caused by the European competition, that took out power and freshness. 

In this transfers window, the 'Bulls' couldn't have spent too much money to sign players in order to respect the FFP terms. However, a good jolly like the Norwegian Strandberg arrived in Krasnodar together with Kaborè, who was close to join Lokomotiv. The 'Bulls' signed also our former midfielder Dmitrij Torbinskij and Fyodor Smolov from Dinamo. 

Kononov should opt for a ordinary 4-3-3 with Gazinskij, Akhmetov and Mamaev in the midfield. In particular, we think that the Uzbek player is the favorite instead of Strandberg. Smolov has been having a very good season so far, so the Belorussian coach should confirm him in the three attacking players. Then, we choose Wanderson, who is more in form than Ari, and Bystrov, who was one of the protagonists of the victory in Saint Petersburg. Laborde should start on the bench, while Pereyra has got a small injury.

Cherevchenko, instead, should confirm the same starting line-up that defeated Ufa. There is only one ballot between Miranchuk and Kolomeytsev, but we prefer the latter as he made two assists at Neftyanik Stadium. Lokomotiv want to win the first home match of the season before the break of the national teams, so it'll be important not to disappoint the fans.

Former Lokomotiv defender Yurij Drozdov (1993-2003) said: "Three days are enough to recover from the European games. Furthermore, Krasnodar have got good players on the bench. It'll be a tough match for Lokomotiv. Kononov's team plays perfectly both in defense and in attack. They also fixed the highest tasks."

Lokomotiv (4-2-3-1)
Shishkin - Corluka - Pejcinovic - Denisov
N'Dinga - Tarasov
Samedov  - Kolomeytsev - Kasaev
FK Krasnodar (4-3-3)
Kaleshin - Granqvist Sigurdsson - Petrov
Gazinskij - Akhmedov - Mamaev
Bystrov - Wanderson - Smolov

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