Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(49) 32 Goals 7 (24)
(35) 23 Assists 6 (16)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
28.3 Average Age 27.4
183.5 Average Height (cm) 182.1
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 0.9 (1)
(57%) 61% Aerial Duel Success 51% (47%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Dmitriy Tarasov Out 7.52
Jan Tigorev Doubtful 6.76
Lass Diarra Doubtful 6.8
Mbark Boussoufa Doubtful 6.85
Player Reason Status Rating
Murad Kurbanov Out N/A

Team News

  • Renat Yanbayev could continue at right-back, with Lass Diarra's injury prompting Roman Shishkin to continue in central midfield.
  • Dmitriy Tarasov's hopes of playing in the World Cup have been dashed by cruciate ligament damage, which will see him out action until next season.
  • Ilya Maksimov could return to the midfield, in place of Fedor Smolov, should Anzhi opt for a more defensive shape against the league leaders.
  • Aleksandr Burkharov is expected to lead the line once more, despite Fyodor Smolov finding the net against Dinamo Moscow.

Prediction

  • Lokomotiv managed to maintain their position at the top of the table with a routine victory over Volga, and the team will be confident that Anzhi will hold little in the way of resistance despite their recent resurgence.
  • A stunning mauling of Dinamo Moscow has provided Anzhi with a much needed shot of confidence. The team head to Moscow knowing that they are most likely to be relegated, but they can still reclaim some lost dignity on their way down.
  • This should be another routine victory for Lokomotiv who are edging closer and closer to an unlikely league triumph. Anzhi have a degree of quality within their team, but not enough to damage the home side's title assault.
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