Lokomotiv Moscow are set to welcome Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday at the RZD Arena for their latest UEFA Champions League group stage game.
Lokomotiv Moscow come into this game on the back of a 0-0 draw against Akhmat Grozny on Saturday in the Russian Premier League, while Red Bull Salzburg, on the other hand, thrashed St. Polten 8-2 in the Austrian Bundesliga on Saturday.
Two teams looking to secure their first victory of the 2020-21 Champions League group stage at the fifth attempt.
This week’s hosts have registered three draws and a solitary defeat so far, whereas Salzburg are rooted to the bottom of the group with only one point taken from a possible 12.
Mikhail Lysov remains injured with Maciej Rybus to continue at left-back, while defensive midfielder Dimitri Barinov is ruled out with striker Fedor Smolov doubtful.
Salzburg midfielder Antoine Bernede and striker Patson Daka are injured, while Dominik Szoboszlai and Sekou Koita will be full of confidence after scoring hat-tricks on Saturday.
Head to Head
The first competitive match between Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow was in the Champions League in Austria on 21 October.
Lokomotiv took an early lead through Eder but Salzburg hit back with goals to Dominik Szoboszlai and Zlatko Junuzovic. Vitali Lisakovich came off the bench to equalise for the Russian club with the match ending in a 2-2 draw.
Salzburg are 1.65
favourites at BetPay
to win the encounter with Lokomotiv Moscow listed at 5.00
, while a draw can be backed at 4.55
Top betting Tips
Our expert tipster partners at BetPay.ng
are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match with the odds goes for 1.45
on the platform.
This should be another open match with Austrian champions Salzburg love to play an open to and attacking football with goals expected in Russia with both sides possible to find back of the net with odds are 1.60
Salzburg desperate to win with the visiting aim to snatch a place in Europa League before they bid their goodbyes to the Champions League for at least another year.
Prediction: Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 RB Salzburg, for high stakes, this is a pretty cool option which an odd of 9.15 odds attached to it.