Anzhi-Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Preview: Expect Hiddink's men to complete their unbeaten home record

The hosts can book themselves a place in next season's Europa League with a victory, and Al Hain-Cole thinks their intimidating home record will prove too much for the visitors
Anzhi play host to Lokomotiv Moscow in their penultimate league game of the season on Monday, looking for a win in order to secure a place in next year's Europa League.

Guus Hiddink is remaining tight-lipped on where his future lies beyond the expiration of his current contract in the summer, with reports suggesting that fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat is being lined up to replace the former Chelsea boss.

The 66-year-old will therefore be especially determined to mark his last game at the Anzhi-Arena with a victory, and the hosts are favourites at 8/11 (1.73) with Coral to collect all three points.

Opposite number Slaven Bilic has endured a disappointing first season in charge, and his side are available at 7/2 (4.50) to pick up their sixth win in 20 league fixtures.

The teams played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in November, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them sharing the spoils once again.

Anzhi's success this season owes everything to their home form, as they have more than made the most of their intimidating Dagestani base.

Hiddink's men are proud possessors of the Russian Premier League's only unbeaten domestic record, and look likely to complete a full season without tasting defeat in front of their own fans when they take on a side with nothing left to play for.

All in all, those 8/11 (1.73) odds look very inviting on the hosts coming out on top this afternoon, as they did the last time the two sides met at this ground.

The home fans are unlikely to panic should their side fail to take command of the match in the early stages, as the hosts have gone in at the break at level pegging in each of the last six games in their own back yard.

However, with Samuel Eto'o, Willian and Lacina Traore up front, a breakthrough is never too far away, and it is well worth backing Hiddink's men to emerge victorious after drawing at half-time, at lucrative 7/2 (4.50) odds.

Anzhi to win at 8/11 (1.73) with Coral
Draw/Anzhi at HT/FT at 7/2 (4.50) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.