Lokomotiv Moskva vs Schalke Betting Tips
Lokomotiv Moscow – Schalke 04 / Champions League – Champion of Russia, Lokomotiv and Germany’s vice-champion, Schalke, are in the lead in the second round of the Champions League, but at the moment when neither one or the other goes well. Lokomotiv is only sixth in the Russian championship, with a ten-point lead behind Zenit. Schalke has an even worse start to the Bundesliga and have only won the first points in the sixth round, so they are the second in the table. In the Champions League, also a modest start to both teams, because Lokomotiv was defeated, and Schalke remixed in the first round. Until now, these rivals did not meet.
Lokomotiv does not play well this season as it was the case last season. Already now it becomes quite certain that he will not defend the title of the champions of Russia, because after nine rounds they have ten points less than the leader. They started with three matches without a win and a goal scored, after which they bundled two triumphs, but then again played three matches without a win.
On Saturday, a new win, the other on the home court, and the first one that is more convincing than one goal difference. Akhmat won with 2: 0, with both goals being scored in the last ten minutes. Last week, even in the Cup match, they had big problems with the Baltic, which they eliminated only after the extra time. In the first round of the Champions League, Galatasaray lost 3: 0, and Semin’s coach has a lot of problems with the squad, as Farfan and Smolov attackers, as well as Rybus and Denis, are injured.
The likely initial composition of the Lokomotiva: Guilherme – Kvirkvelia, Ćorluka, Howedes – Ignatiev, Idowu – Al.Miranchuk, Krychowiak, Barinov, M.Fernandes – Eder
Overall rating for what Schalke has done so far is very bad, but on Saturday they finally managed to win. In addition to the triumphs in the first round of the Cup, Schalke could not beat anyone and with the five leading defeats they entered the streak in the first round of the Champions League. It was not a game in all those matches that was so bad, however, the defeats ran, concluding with the one at Freiburg, who was the weakest rival until then. That match played the worst and ended 1: 0, and then in the last round the same result was won by Mainz in their field.
Early they took naked Schopf and then the match was fairly equal, but preserved the advantage. It could mean a lot for confidence within the team, which was completely shaken, and coach Tedesco constantly changed something and asked for a winning combination. He dropped out of the three-point game and ended up Naldo on the bench, and now refreshments could be McKennie and Mascarell in the midfield.
Probable initial composition of Schalke: Fahrmann – D.Caligiuri, Nastasic, S.Sane, Mendyl – McKennie, Mascarell – Harit, S.Serdar, Konoplyanka – G.Burgstaller
Bet on Lokomotiv Moskva vs Schalke betting tips provided by exper tipsters
Both teams are struggling this season and are playing below expectations. Lokomotiv also has big problems with the absentees and they are not able to merge more good matches, so Schalke is closer to victory here. They finally celebrated in the championship and now they are full of confidence and should not lose.
Bet Tips: Asian Handicap 0 Schalke