Our prediction for this Champions League match:
After holding Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Lokomotiv Moscow will be looking to return to record their first win of the process when they host Salzburg at their RZD Arena. The Russians are eyeing their fourth clean sheet in all competitions, and we are positive that they will rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s showdown. The likes of Barinov, Lysov and Smolov are all out of contention through injury.
The Red Bulls are eyeing their first win of the campaign as well, and they must be high on confidence following an 8-2 triumph over St. Polten in the Austrian Bundesliga. Salzburg aim to put an end to their three-game losing run in Group A, but beating Lokomotiv in Moscow is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Bernede, Daka, and Okugawa are sidelined with injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (François Kamano):
Guinea international Francis Kamano is a flamboyant attacking midfielder who plays for the Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Best fitted hugging the touchline on the left side of the pitch, Kamano is a versatile asset who covers a wide area and takes part in both defensive and attacking duties.
Francois Kamano likes to cut inside and break opposition lines with one-twos and short passes. Kamano started his career at Bastia in 2014 and moved to Bordeaux two years later. A Guinea international since 2015, Francois Kamano is a technically astute player who enjoys taking on players and dribbling his way through opposition.
Still a young footballer, Kamano has emerged as one of the key players for Bordeaux. He hit the ground running in the 2018/19 campaign and hopes to maintain it throughout the season to possibly secure a big-club move at the end of the term.
Highlighted Team (Salzburg):
Salzburg are a professional football club that compete in Austrian Bundesliga. The club’s main sponsors are Red Bull and, as a result, they are well known under the name of the Red Bulls. The club was founded on 13 September, 1933 and they won their first Austrian Bundesliga trophy in 1994.
Salzburg quickly established themselves as the dominant force in the national championship and they are the most successful Austrian club in the 21st century. It has to be noted that they won their tenth Austrian Premier League trophy in 2016, finishing the season nine points clear of second-placed Rapid Wien.
The Red Bulls welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena, the stadium that was opened on 8 March, 2008. The capacity of the venue is 31 895. Salzburg participated in the 1993/1994 UEFA Cup final, but Italian side proved to be a big catch for the Austrian outfit. Inter recorded a 2-0 win over Salzburg in the final (on aggregate).