KSS Vs LOK Dream11 prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction for the Russian Premier League clash between Sovetov Samara and Lokomotiv Moscow.
Ever since they began their 2019 campaign with a dream encounter as they ended up pulling off a clinical win against CSKA Moscow, Krylya Sovetov Samara’s campaign has ever since gone a downward spiral. Their lack of keeping a clean sheet has been the biggest travesty of the side, seeing them concede five goals in their last two matches to slump to two defeats on the bounce.
Slumping down to 11th place in the Russian Premier League standings, the side will be looking to turn to home solace today as they take on Lokomotiv Moscow who themselves haven’t endured the best of starts to RPL 2019-20. Falling to a 1-0 defeat against CSKA Moscow in their derby last week, the side find themselves just about scraping into the top 10 spots, occupying 9th spot.
With the ramifications being so immense for both the sides partaking in the encounter today, expect this to be an edge of the seat thriller, one where both sides will be looking to paper over the cracks which have pegged them back till now. This should be a match decided by extremely small margins as both sides look to push for an extremely important two points.
While Samara’s predicament has been their inability to keep a clean sheet, Lokomotiv Moscow have failed to find goals. And it’s this proposition which tantalising balances this encounter, one where we see Lokomotiv Moscow’s pool of more well-versed and experienced performers hanging onto a win for the side.
Expect both the sides to score in this encounter with Lokomotiv Moscow just about managing to outscore their opponent.
Probable Playing 11
- A knee injury has ruled out Lokomotiv Moscow’s Farfan for this fixture.
- Kiselev and Rotenburg continue to recover from injuries and could miss out on this encounter.
Krylya Sovetov Samara
Ryzhikov, Anyukov, Karpov, Poluyakhtov, Kombarov, Mijailovic, Gatcan, Kabutov, Ginsari, Zinkovskiy, Sobolev
Guilherme, Ignatijev, Corluka, Cerqueira, Rybus, Krychowiak, Barinov, Zhemaletdinov, Kolomeytsev, Miranchuk, Smolov
Russian Premier League
Match: Krylya Sovetov Samara Vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Date And Time: 3rd August, Saturday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Samara Arena, Samara
Krylya Sovetov Samara
- Ryzhikov, Anyukov, Karpov, Poluyakhtov, Kombarov, Mijailovic, Gatcan, Kabutov, Ginsari, Zinkovskiy, Sobolev
- Guilherme, Ignatijev, Corluka, Cerqueira, Rybus, Krychowiak, Barinov, Zhemaletdinov, Kolomeytsev, Miranchuk, Smolov
Dream 11 Picks
Given the fact that a clean sheet looks unlikely in this encounter, we have decided to opt for Samara’s goal-keeper for this one. Sergey Ryzhikov for this one. He’s been one of their finest performers, coming up with a hoard of saves for the side to help keep them in the match.
Whatever small possibility there is of a clean sheet in this particular encounter, it lies with Lokomotiv Moscow. They have let in just three goals till now, being relatively well-disciplined and staunch at the back and will be looking to bring the same culture of excellence to this encounter as well.
This sees us go ahead with left-back Maciej Rybus and centreback Vedran Corluka for this one while coming in from Samara is Maksim Karpov given his role in the side’s attacking soirees.
With a goal in the previous encounter for his side against Ufa, we are bringing in Srdan Mijailovic from the side. His goal helped take some pressure off from the side’s striker, seeing him rummage his way past the opposition’s defence nicely to bag a goal for himself. We have also gone in with Dmitri Kabutov from the side.
Elsewhere, it’s an entire trio of players which comes in from Lokomotiv Moscow. With the side looking to solve their aberrations up the park, today’s encounter might just be the one the side need to get a bagful of goals, seeing us bring in their goal scorers till now, Aleksie Miranchuk and Dmitry Barinov to come into our playing 11 for this one.
Responsible for 3 out of the five goals his side has managed to score till now, KSS’ Alexander Sobolev was always going to walk into our side. He’s delivered for his side at crucial junctures, ensuring that they got their opening win in this he came up with a duo of goals.
From Lokomotiv Moscow elsewhere we have opted for a two-man strike force despite Eder Lopes and Rifat Zhemaletdinov having not done anything till now to inspire. The two players will be quintessential to their side’s cause today and expect them to intertwine well together to come up with a strong showing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are choosing Aleksie as our captain for today while Sobolev is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.