Lokomotivi Tbilisi vs Torpedo Kutaisi by Sergiu

Lokomotiv Tibilisi is a bit of an unpredictable team, they can beat anyone on a good day as they showed in their last home game as they beat the league leaders DinamoTibilisi with 3-1 at home, a bit of a surprise win from them in that fixture, but last round they lost for example with 6-0 away from home at Saburtalo Tibilisi a game where their defense simply collapsed. So despite the fact that they have scored the 2nd most goals in the league this season with 35 goals scored by them so far, they are sitting just on 5th place at this moment with 30 points and a long distance from the top 3 teams and silverware this season, more than 10 points separates them from 3rd placed Samtredia as they have a weak defense which conceded 29 goals this season.

 

Torpedo Kutaisi is having a very good season, sitting on 2nd place at this moment and even with chances of winning the title, this team won 7 of its last 8 away games in the league and scored 2 or 3 goals in all those wins, so we can count on them scoring at least 2 goals here in this game as well, this while in their last 8 away games in all competitions there have been 7 games with over 2.5 goals being scored so this team very often when playing away from home we can see 3 goals or more scored in their games with them being of course the main culprit in terms of scoring goals.

 

Lokomotiv Tibilisi does not have a great home record this season, just 4-2-4, scored though 17 goals in those home games but also conceded 15 goals, so they average just a bit more than 3 goals per home game played this season in the league.Also in their last 7 games played at home all of them in the league, there have been 3 goals scored or even more, just one 1-0 loss to 3rd placed Samtredia, all the other games played by them at home covered this over 2.5 goals line and so my bet here in this game is going to be that we shall see 3 goals or more being scored here and odds are decent.

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Over 2.5 goals Bet365 2.00 8 Abandoned PUSH (Stake return)
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Comments (5)
Dartagnan
I like your enthusiasm and in no way I intend to undermine your pick - but,..... I was assigned to Tbilisi as an instructor few years back and wanna tell you something about the soccer there, the teams and the Over/Under for today's game.
First of all - Lokomotiv and Saburtalo are playing at the same stadium in Vake called Mickheil Meskhi Stadium who was like a local Messi long time ago. That stadium was formerly a Lokomotiv stadium and Dinamo was playing there few years while today's Boris Paichadze and then Dinamo stadium was under the reconstruction. Saburtalo is just the next neighborghood from Vake where Lokomotiv is based at. So, home away sentiment is non existent between the teams in Tbilisi in general and between Saburtalo and Lokomotiv in particular.
Torpedo Kutaisi is from western Georgia Kolheti region and has supplied the best players Georgia had in USSR times. Dinamo just used to transfer then to themselves robbing Kutaisi of it's best as was robbing other city teams as well. Kutaisi do not care to lose to any team but not to Tbilisi teams. Therefore the games in Tbilisi are conservative. This game will most probably end in 2 goals at most.
08/11/2017 - 09:58
Sweem
@Dratagnan -- Fantastic input, glad to see another knowledgeable Georgian league follower. I thought I was the crazy one for watching 1-2 games per week from Erovnuli Liga. Going to Tbilisi in a few months to visit a few teams actually

Would personally not touch this game, too unpredictable even if Torpedo is the better side quality wise and harder to beat. Georgian football isn't 'clean' either, even though it has improved (overall seriousness and incentives to become a more professional league) under Kobiashvili's management of the football federation

- Sweem
08/11/2017 - 11:02
Dartagnan
@Sweem
Handshake. Will be visiting Georgia myself in Mid September accompanying my wife who attends an International Seminar there. Have a nice trip and try not to overdose on Acharuli and Imeruli Khachapuri :)
Georgian soccer was the most attractive soccer in the days of USSR and Georgia was like sort of Catalonia. I really hope what you're saying about Kobiashvili's input will bare the fruits long term. If I may ask - what teams are you visiting and where are you travelling from?
08/11/2017 - 12:56
Sweem
@Dartagnan
I am Swedish native but living in Spain, so will be from Spain in December. Visiting Dinamo Tbilisi, and also speaking to the federation (To Kobiashvili) about the classic club which is out of series at the moment and looking for a new owner (Ameri Tbilisi), they are for sale. I am hoping to see the club being revived, or at least investigate to see how likely it is. But basically visiting Dinamo to see how they conduct training, programs, strategies to maintaining the leading position in the country and so on. Also trying to meet some prospect players to see if some bridges can be built for a future step to Scandinavian clubs.

Georgia is a hidden region for many clubs in Sweden, Norway, Denmark etc. There are some around, Vatsadze (former in Denmark), Gorozia (used to be in Stabaek) and current Davit Skhirtladze (Silkeborg). Would hope to see young stars like Chakhvetadze go to Molde/Rosenborg kind of sized clubs. Too bad many end up in Russia/ukrainian teams and their careers stop there = which is problematic for Georgian football. They must make better use of their talents and make smarter moves


08/11/2017 - 13:54
Dartagnan
@Sweem
You made my day with your answer my Scandinavian friend. I wish you all the success in the world. Let's meet up at the World Cup 2018 and go to some games together
08/11/2017 - 18:27
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