Recent meetings between Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow have been relatively high-scoring affairs, with the Red-Whites triumphing on the last three occasions.
The ball was picked out of the net 11 times over the course of these games, with football betting enthusiasts sure to be hoping for a similar goal-fest on this occasion.
However, the Railroaders have been installed as favourites for this match, with bwin pricing them at betting odds of 11/10.
Indeed, this is both reflective of their higher league position – fourth to Spartak’s eighth – and home advantage.
Punters not expecting the home side to turn around their poor run of form against Moscow opponents can back Spartak to grab a win at 23/20 – bwin also offers the draw for the same price.
New members to bwin could be tempted to use their free £25 bet to back the away side, with returns of £82.50 on offer if successful.
Lokomotiv have proven to be one of the more attacking sides in the Russian Premier Liga so far this term, scoring 22 times at an average of 1.69 goals per match.
This is almost double the number of times their opponents have found the net and could encourage football betting regulars to look at the goalscoring odds on offer at bwin.
However, the home side will have to remain wary of Artem Dzyuba, who already has four goals to his name this term and is in the top five strikers in the league so far.
If he is in form come the weekend then the 67/100 odds on both sides scoring in the game could prove to be very tempting for those looking to place a football bet.
Backing the game to produce exactly one or two goals is priced at 15/4 and 13/5 respectively, while those expecting an attacking masterclass from one, or both, of the teams can get odds of 13/4, 5/1, 11/2 on three, four or five or more goals.
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