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Loko Moscow vs. FC Khimki 9/25/2021 Russian Premier League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Loko Moscow faces FC Khimki on 9/25/2021.

Loko Moscow takes on FC Khimki in a Russian Premier League match. Loko Moscow with a record of 4-4-0 this season comes into this game with a 1.0-3.0-0.0 record on the road. FC Khimki is 1-3-4 this season and is 0.0-3.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Loko Moscow and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Loko Moscow came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for FC Khimki and it is an opportunity to get rolling. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of FC Khimki after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Loko Moscow.

The Loko Moscow Roster

The Players to Watch for the Loko Moscow

Fyodor Smolov FW

As a shooter, Fyodor Smolov had 25.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Fyodor Smolov had 12.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Fyodor Smolov had 7 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Fyodor Smolov has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fyodor Smolov has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Fyodor Smolov has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 5 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

François Kamano FW,MF

As a shooter, François Kamano had 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but François Kamano had 5.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, François Kamano had 5 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. François Kamano has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

François Kamano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. François Kamano has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Daniil Kulikov MF

As a shooter, Daniil Kulikov had 4.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Daniil Kulikov had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Daniil Kulikov had 6 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Daniil Kulikov has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Daniil Kulikov has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daniil Kulikov has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Rifat Zhemaletdinov MF

As a shooter, Rifat Zhemaletdinov had 8.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Rifat Zhemaletdinov has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Rifat Zhemaletdinov has 6 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Rifat Zhemaletdinov has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Rifat Zhemaletdinov has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rifat Zhemaletdinov has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Dmitri Barinov MF,DF

As a shooter, Dmitri Barinov had 5.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Dmitri Barinov has 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Dmitri Barinov had 5 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Dmitri Barinov has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dmitri Barinov has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dmitri Barinov has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

The FC Khimki Roster

The Players to Watch for the FC Khimki

Denis Glushakov MF

Denis Glushakov has 28.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Denis Glushakov has 11.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Denis Glushakov had 7 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Denis Glushakov has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Denis Glushakov has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Denis Glushakov has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Brian Idowu MF,DF

As a shooter, Brian Idowu had 3.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Brian Idowu had 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Brian Idowu has 8 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Khimki teammates, Brian Idowu had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Brian Idowu has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Brian Idowu has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 4 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Filip Dagerstål MF

Filip Dagerstål has 4.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Filip Dagerstål has 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Filip Dagerstål had 6 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Khimki teammates, Filip Dagerstål had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Filip Dagerstål has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Filip Dagerstål has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 2 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Ilya Kukharchuk FW

As a shooter, Ilya Kukharchuk had 12.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Ilya Kukharchuk has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Ilya Kukharchuk has 5 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Ilya Kukharchuk has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ilya Kukharchuk has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ilya Kukharchuk has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 4 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Elmir Nabiullin MF,DF

Elmir Nabiullin has 7.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Elmir Nabiullin had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Elmir Nabiullin had 6 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Elmir Nabiullin has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Elmir Nabiullin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Elmir Nabiullin has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Russian Premier League action.

Loko Moscow Team Stats

The Loko Moscow Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Loko Moscow was able to score 1.37 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Loko Moscow was able to score 1.13 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Loko Moscow was able to score on 0.32 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Loko Moscow attempts 4.25 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Loko Moscow attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 37.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Loko Moscow Defensive Stats and Metrics

Loko Moscow gave up 0.5 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Loko Moscow goalkeepers fended off 3.25 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Loko Moscow truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 84.6% of shots on target were saved by Loko Moscow goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Loko Moscow goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 25.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Loko Moscow Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Loko Moscow had 17.12 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Loko Moscow in the top 45 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Loko Moscow had 11.38 interceptions. Loko Moscow is in the top 54 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Loko Moscow has committed 12.5 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Loko Moscow is in the top 48 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Loko Moscow drew 10.25 fouls. Loko Moscow is in the top 80 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Loko Moscow had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.75 times per 90 minutes of action. Loko Moscow is in the top 55 percentile in offside calls against them.

FC Khimki Team Stats

The FC Khimki Offensive Stats and Metrics

FC Khimki scored 0.62 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, FC Khimki was able to score 0.37 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

FC Khimki converted on 0.14 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

FC Khimki attempted 4.62 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. FC Khimki attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

FC Khimki Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, FC Khimki was able to hold opponents to 1.62 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.12 shots were saved by FC Khimki goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 65.9% of shots on target were saved by FC Khimki goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 12.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for FC Khimki. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

FC Khimki Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, FC Khimki had 18.0 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts FC Khimki in the top 35 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. FC Khimki has successfully intercepted 12.25 passes per 90 minutes of action. FC Khimki is in the top 39 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. FC Khimki has committed 12.38 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts FC Khimki in the top 46 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Khimki drew 10.0 fouls. This puts FC Khimki in the top 83 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. FC Khimki had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.75 times per 90 minutes of action. FC Khimki is in the top 96 percentile in offside calls against them.

Loko Moscow vs. FC Khimki Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Loko Moscow 4 FC Khimki 0

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