ZEN vs LOK Dream11: It will be Zenit and Lokomotiv that will be locking horns for the final the Russian Super Cup at the Kalingrad Stadium. Zenit are coming in with good form, and haven’t lost any of the pre-season friendlies so far. They’ve on three and drawn to games so far.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow, have been more towards the inconsistent side of things lately, and have won just the two friendly games. Nevertheless, they will be aiming to give it their all in an attempt to win silverware. With that being said, we can expect the game to be a cagey but intriguing affair.
Date: July 17, Saturday
Kick-Off: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Stadion Kaliningard
Zenit: W D D W W
Lokomotiv Moscow: L W W L D
Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, both Zenit and Lokomotiv Moscow have won two games apiece. Two games have also ended on level terms.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Dejan Lovren and Wilmar Barrios are in doubt to start. Malcolm is on break as well.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Daniil Ozdoevkiy should be starting in at goal, while, Maciej Rybus, Murilo, Pablo and Dmitri Rybichinski could line up as the back four in defence. Anton Miranchuk, Gregorz Krychowiak, Daniil Kulikov and Francois Kamano could feature in the midfield region. Fedor Smolov and Vitali Lisakovich are in contention to lead the attack.
Daniil Ozdoevskiy; Danil Krugovoy, Danila Khotulev, Dmitri Chistyakov, Vyachesalv Karavaev; Sebastian Driussi, Daniil Shamkin; Andrey Mostovoy, Magomed Ozdoev, Daler Kuzyaev; Artem Dzyuba
Lokomotiv Moscow News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Rifat Zhemaletdinov misses out as a result of suspension.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Guillherme should be starting in at goal, while, Maciej Rybus, Pablo and Dmitri Ryvbichinski could line up in defence. Anton Miranchuk, Gregorz Krychowiak, Daniil Kulikov and Francios Kamano could occupy the midfield region. Fedor Smolov and Vitali Lisakovich are in contention to lead the attack.
Lokomotiv Moscow Starting XI (Likely)
Guilherme; Maciej Rybus, Murilo, Pablo, Dmitri Rybichinski; Anton Miranchuk, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Daniil Kulikov, Francois Kamano; Fedor Smolov, Vitali Lisakovich
Artem Dzyuba can play a pivotal role in the final third region for Zenit. Dzyuba bagged 22 goals from the 34 appearances last season. He can included to the ZEN vs LOK Dream11 Team.
Fedor Smolov has impressed in the final third for Lokomotiv Moscow. Smolov registered 11 goals from 28 appearances last season. He can be added to the ZEN vs LOK Dream11 Fantasy Football side.
A Mostovoy is expected to start on the flanks for Zenit. Mostovoy scored six goals from the 33 starts last season.
Gregorz Kryvhowiak has done well in central midfield for Lokomotiv Moscow. Krychowiak has scored 11 goals from 35 appearances last season.
S Azmoun can pack a punch in the attacking front as well for Zenit. Azmoun netted 19 goals from 29 appearances last season.
GK: D Odoevskiy
DEF: M Rybus, P Castro, D Kryguvoy, D Khotulev
MID: G Krychowiak, Anton Miranchuk, A Mostovoy
FOR: S Azmoun, A Dzyuba, F Smolov
Both sides have some quality players up their ranks who could make the difference. However, Zenit do have the edge in recent times over Lokomotiv Moscow, and they will be heading in as the favorites to win as per the ZEN vs LOK Today Match Prediction odds.