AKM vs LOK Dream11 : Top placed Lokomotiv Moscow look to spruce up their position when they take on an agonising Akhmat Grozny side
A new sortie in the Russian Premier League 2019-20 gets underway today as the newest round of fixtures see us enter the land of gameweek 13 in the marquee league. Beginning proceedings in this gameweek will be Akhmat Grozny and Lokomotiv Moscow, a tie which couldn’t have been more lopsided in nature.
For hosts Akhmat Grozny, the ongoing edition of the league has been nothing more than one engulfed in plight with their stinker performances seeing them regress and unravel. The side have been embroiled in a tussle ever since the onset of the league, one they have never been able to wrench out of with their fluffed performances doing little to take them out of their ordeal.
Currently slumped in 14th place with just three wins in 12 matches, what will give the home side some kind of focal though is their previous outing. They managed to wrestle free of a four match winless spree with a 1-0 win over top of the league standings Ufa, a behemoth result for the side. Come league toppers Lokomotiv Moscow today, the side will be looking to emulate the same reslliance, valour and resolve displayed in that encounter and pull off another stunning result to revive their season.
Things are way tougher than made out to be for them though with Lokomotiv Moscow on a four match winning spree, one taking birth courtesy of their 2-1 win over Arsenal Tula in the previous clash. With four side’s currently concurrently placed on 26 points, Lokomotiv Moscow know anything less than a win would see them be displaced from top spot, a discourse which is set to see them come hot out of the blocks today.
Probable Playing 11
- A knee injury keeps Ravanelli out for Akhmat Grozny today with their being no confirmed assurance of when the player will recover from a long injury issue.
- Elsewhere, Lokomotiv Moscow have a spate of injuries which rule out 6 players for them today with Boris Rotenberg, Fedor Smolov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov and Anton Miranchuk all out for the side.
Evgeni Gorodov (GK), Musalov, Wilker Angel, Semenov, Utsiev, Glushakov, Ismael, Roshi, Ivanov, Berisha, Mbengue
Guilherme (GK), Zhivoglyadov, Corluka, Magkeev, Idowu, Cerqueira, Mario, Krychowiak, Kolomeytsev, Miranchuk, Eder
Russian Premier League 2019-20
Match: Akhmat Grozny Vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Date And Time: 18th October, Friday- 10:00pm IST
Venue: Akhmat-Arena, Groznyj
- Evgeni Gorodov, Wilker, Utsiev, Berisha
- Corluka, Krychowiak, Kolomeytsev, Miranchuk
AKM vs LOK Dream11 Goal-Keeper
In the 12 matches they have contested in, the hosts have ended up slipping 17 goals, suffering the brunt of a defence which has been ever cracking and flailing as the weeks have gone by. Infront of a stellar attacking side, they look set to be caught in a tiff, one they’ll be looking to climb out of courtesy of their goal-keeper.
If the side are to emerge as more than just pushovers in this clash,, they’ll be needing Evgeni Gorodov to snag a slew of saves and try and squirm his side to a shut down for as long as plausible, something which makes him a good pick for this match.
AKM vs LOK Dream11 Defenders
If Akhmat Grozny have been dismal in the backline, they have not fared any better in their attacking travails. With just 8 goals fathomed till now, the side have been left in dismay due to the harsh nature of their attacking players, names who have consistently been a source of dejection for them.
It’s this detrimental quality of their attack which sees us swiftly move in for an entire backline consisting of picks from Lokomotiv Moscow. In CB Vedran Corluka, Maciej Rybus and Brian Idowu, the side have players who can leave Akhmat Grozny in distress yet again, names we envisage roping in a cleansheet for us in this one.
AKM vs LOK Dream11 Midfielders
At a time when Lokomotiv Moscow are reeling under the brunt of a spate of injuries, the onus o their top scorer, Grzegorz Krychowiak increases to emote the same imperious displays which have made him such an integral player for his side. The midfielder has seamlessly blended in all the traits needed of a CAM to become not only a goal scorer but a provider as well by imbedding in place pinch perfect passes.
He finds company in Aleksandr Kolomeytsev and Jaoa Mario while form Akhmat Grozny we have their leading goal scorer, Bernard Berisha be included in our side for this clash.
AKM vs LOK Dream11 Strikers
Just the one pick from Lokomotiv Moscow in the form of Jefferson Farfan whilst from the opposition we are getting in the two players. In Andres Ponce and Oleg Ivanov, the side have two players who look likeliest to find a goal for their side.
In a match where the home side can only emerge as winners by crafting out goals and trying to outscore their opponents, these two will be handed over a free hand to go and express themselves as the side look to counterattack repeatedly.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Krychowiak will be our side’s captain for this clash while we are bringing in Smolov as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players