In the match of the final round of the Russian Football Championship, the players of Lokomotiv and Ural will come face to face. Will the Railwaymen be able to please their fans with a victory in this match?
In April, Loko managed to defeat Rostov with a score of 4: 1 in the RPL, after which CSKA confidently passed in the semifinals of the Russian Cup, defeating the opponent with a score of 3: 0. Next, the team of Marko Nikolic defeated Tambov on the road, but the trip to St. Petersburg ended with a crushing defeat from Zenit-1:6. In the last two games, Loko went at peace with Dynamo (0: 0), and also managed to win the Russian Cup, beating Krylia Sovetov in the final match (3: 1). After 29 games played, Lokomotiv is in 3rd place, three points behind Spartak.
The Yekaterinburg team began April with a home victory over Arsenal Tula (2: 0), after which they shared points with Dynamo (2:2) on the road. Next, Matveev's team lost to Rubin Kazan (0:1) on their own field, and also shared tournament points with Akhmat (1:1). In the last meetings, Ural lost away to Khimki, but managed to rehabilitate themselves on their own field, defeating Rostov with a minimum score. After 29 rounds of the RPL, the Bumblebees are 12th with 34 points.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Lysov (heart problems) - Lokomotiv Moscow.
Statistics and figures:
- The hosts are clear favorites of the meeting;
- Lokomotiv has 3 wins in the last 5 matches;
- "Bumblebees" managed to win only one of the 5 previous matches of the RPL;
- In the first round, the opponents painted the world-1:1;
- Lokomotiv did not lose any of the previous 5 matches against Ural (3 wins and 2 draws).
"Lokomotiv" still has a chance for the 2nd place, but for this, "railwaymen" need to win this meeting and hope for the defeat of "Spartak". As long as the hosts still have a chance to complete the main task for the season, they will try to do it.