Lokomotiv Moscow vs Fenerbahce Match Betting Tip

Fenerbahce S.K. travel to Russia to take on Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday as the Turkish outfit hope to see out the round of 32 tie following a comfortable first-leg victory.

Lokomotiv Moscow Betting News

Lokomotiv Moscow succumbed to the pressure last week, disappointingly losing 2-0 to Fenerbahce 2-0.

That Lokomotiv even qualified to the knockout stage can be seen as a surprise; they took just four points from their three home games, a 4-2 loss to Sporting Clube de Portugal the most recent of those fixtures.

Historical precedent doesn’t make good reading for the Russian outfit; Lokomotiv’s record in nine matches against Turkish clubs reads W2 D3 L4 (W1 D1 L2 at home).

Lokomotiv manager Igor Cherevchenko will be without the services of his defender Roman Shishkin through injury.

Lokomotiv lost to Athletic Club on the most recent occasion they progressed this far, in 2011/12.

Fenerbahce S.K. Betting News

Fenerbahce are more than halfway through to the round of the 16 having consummately beaten Lokomotiv 2-0 at home last week.

With two goals against, Lokomotiv will need the most unlikely of away victories to overcome the Turkish outfit.

Domestically, Fenerbahce are in mixed form however, having lost one and drawn one of their last three matches. Despite that, Fener do sit 2nd in the Turkish Superliga, trailing Besiktas by just one point.

Fenerbahce’s record in five games against Russian teams is W2 D2 L1 (W0 D1 L1 in Russia). Also notable, Fenerbahçe are unbeaten away from home (W2 D2) since entering the UEFA Europa League in the play-offs.

Lazar Markovic and Demba Ba will both miss out on Thursday through injury, while Raul Meireles is a doubt with a knee injury.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Fenerbache S.K. Match Prediction

Thursday poses a rather straight forward match for Fenerbahce, which they should comfortably see out to qualify.

In truth they could feasibly rest a few players in this match, boasting a 2-0 lead in this tie.

Match Betting Tip: Fenerbahce to win and over 2.5 goals @5.00 at Bet365

: Posted in Europa League • Date: 18.02.2016