In the first of two meetings on Sunday in the Premier League, Rubin Kazan will meet Lokomotiv Moscow. Match counting for round number 14 will start at 11:30.
Rubin Kazan are in 10th place with 16 points, but yet not threatening to enter the relegation zone. Last round, the team coached by Kurban Berdyev was defeated 1-2 by Volga away. In the middle of this week, Rubin had the match in Europa League, winning a draw in England, against Wigan. At home, the hosts suffered only one defeat in the last five league matches. Hosts striker Jose Rondon, missing and this match with assumption that it will be able only at the beginning of December. The hosts should be very careful at set-pieces, Lokomotiv is quite strong in aerial duels.
Lokomotiv is a position that was not too used to being lately, finished second. This is on par with band No. 3, Spartak Moscow and Zenit eight points behind St. Petersburg. Last round, led by Leonid Kuchuk’s team defeated 4-0 on Amkar. Guiherme will not see anything in this game, being rebuilt after pretty serious injury last summer, after which was elected by a rupture of ligaments. In this game, Lokomotiv can be spotted by passing game of Rubin Kazan, which proved to be very good.
Last season, Rubin came home to Lokomotiv 2-0. In fact, 8 of the 9 previous direct meetings, the visiting team, whatever it was, has not scored. Sergey Ivanov is meeting this bull, who showed no fewer than eight yellow cards in last week’s match between Anzhi and Spartak Moscow.