Lokomotiv Moscow – Lazio Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 25.11.2021

⚽ Lokomotiv Moscow – Lazio Predictions

Lokomotiv Moscow – Lazio Tips and Odds. November 25, 18:45 Europa League – Group Stage.

Lokomotiv Moscow – Lazio Preview

  • A surprise 2-1 home loss to Akhmat Grozny on Saturday in the Russian Premier League extended Lokomotiv Moscow’s mini-winless run to three matches across all competitions (D2, L1) which will hardly serve as great preparation for this must-win UEFA Europa League (UEL) clash with Italian outfit Lazio. At the bottom of Group E after four matchdays (D2, L2), a defeat here would make it impossible for the hosts to reach the UEL knockout stages.
  • In fact, nothing but a win here will do for Lokomotiv after their 2-0 loss in the Italian capital on matchday two gives their visitors the H2H edge. That will prove a tall order to produce given that the hosts are now 15 UEL or Champions League outings without victory (D5, L10) and have failed to win any of their three previous meetings with Lazio (D2, L1).
  • There’s still hope though for Lokomotiv as Lazio themselves are in the midst of an 11-match winless run on the road in major European competition (D4, L7) which stretches all the way back to October 2018! The visitors have also struggled domestically of late, winning just three of their last seven Serie A matches (D1, L3) after succumbing to a 2-0 loss versus Juventus over the weekend.
  • However, positivity for Maurizio Sarri’s outfit can be found with their historical record versus Russian opposition, as they’ve not lost in seven previous such meetings in European football (W3, D4). They’ll again turn to their productive frontline here to help extend that streak as Lazio are now averaging an impressive 1.71 goals per competitive outing this campaign.
  • Players to watch: François Kamano is likely to lead the line for Lokomotiv, the Guinea international scored their last goal in this competition. Meanwhile, with top scorer Ciro Immobile questionable, Lazio captain Sergej Milinković-Savić could prove their talisman here – the midfielder has seven goal contributions (G3, A4) across 17 appearances this season.
  • Hot stat: Lazio have recorded five or less corners in all four of their UEL matches this season.
Europa League – Group Stage – Round 5
Lokomotiv Moscow – Lazio
Kick-off: November 25, 18:45
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.31@Bwin

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