FK Akhmat face off against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League on Friday night. The 8:00 pm kickoff will see league leaders Lokomotiv Moscow battle it out against 14th-placed FK Akhmat at the Akhmat Arena. Lokomotiv Moscow will be aiming to secure their ninth win in the league. The table-toppers have seen a mixed bag of results in recent fixtures. While Yuri Semin's men have won their last three games in the Russian Premier League, the league leaders have succumbed to defeats against minnows FC Baltika Kaliningrad in the Russian Cup and against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.
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FC Akhmat's and Lokomotiv Moscow's previous five meetings have seen Lokomotiv Moscow emerging winners in three of the fixtures. The other two matchups between the sides have ended in draws. Lokomotiv Moscow's last win over FC Akhmat was a 3-1 away victory. The 3-1 win for the Moscow side means that they have now scored eight goals in their previous five meetings with FC Akhmat, and conceded just two goals during the same.
18 games have been played out between the sides. Lokomotiv Moscow have emerged winners in 10 of those draws. FC Akhmat, on the other hand, have won just two games during their previous 18 matchups. Six of their 18 meetings have ended in a draw. FC Akhmat's last win over Lokomotiv Moscow came way back in 2016, with FC Akhmat eking out a narrow 2-1 win in their home game.
Yevgeni Gorodov; Vedran Corluka, Benedikt Howedes, Andrei Semyonov, Rizvan Utsiyev; Grzegorz Krychowiak, Odise Roshi, Bernard Berisha, Yevgeni Kharin; Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Ablaye Mbengue