Our prediction for this Russia Premier League match:
Lokomotiv Moscow will be aiming to make amends for a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Spartak Moscow when they host Akhmat Grozny at their RZD Arena. Lokomotiv have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season, but the midweek clash could be the turning point for the capital club. Both Dmitri Barinov and Aleksey Miranchuk, who picked up injuries in the defeat to Spartak, are unlikely to feature against Akhmat Grozny.
The Chechens, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back wins over Rotor and Khimki. Even though talented attacker Idris Umaev remains in the recovery room, we predict that the in-form visitors are going to grab something from the match. The two teams are level on points ahead of Matchday 5; therefore, we predict that they are going to share the spoils at RZD Arena.