Fenerbahce vs Lokomotiv Moscow 02/16/2016 UEFA Europa League Preview, Odds & Picks
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Fenerbahce
Tuesday 16th February 2016 12:00 (ET)
The Line: Fenerbahce 7/10 Draw 14/5 Lokomotiv Moscow 5/1 See the Latest Odds
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An early kickoff in Istanbul on Tuesday as Fenerbahce look to take on Lokomotiv Moscow in what should be a really interesting first leg in the last 32 of the Europa League. This is a good match up on paper, Fenerbahce are a couple of points clear at the top of the Turkish Super League and this is a squad of players who definitely have the talent to go along way in this competition. Robin Van Persie is the star man in the squad but has struggled at times for playing time, with nine goals this season though the former Manchester United and Arsenal captain will look to keep his side in the driving seat. Fenerbahce signed Nani, Fenrandao and Diego andthe aformentioned RVP and together they have led Fenerbahce to the top of the league , can they go on to a deep run in the Europa League?
Lokomotiv Moscow are actually having a good season and sit in third in the Russian League, goal have been a problem with no out and out goal scorer inthe squad but Maicon and Samedov are topscorers for the club at the moment with eight goals between them. This is a team that has scored the second most inthe league but have struggled defensively. I think that coming into this game off a winter break is not going to be an advantage and I really think that Moscow are going to struggle going to Istanbul.
I think the problem with this game and why it is tough to call is that fenerbahce are a little unreliable in Europe. I like the squad Fenerbahce have though and I am for that reason going to take them to get the win here.