Today, the match of the year or final match of the season which is the Uzbekistan Cup final match between FC Lokomotiv and FC Nasaf will be witnessed at the Dinamo Sports Complex in ancient Samarkand.
Uzbekistan Premier League 2016 holders, FC Lokomotiv Tashkent will play against FC Nasaf who is the defending champion of Uzbekistan Cup 2015 this afternoon.
FC Lokomotiv secured a place in the final match winning over another Tashkent-based football club, FC Bunyodkor on aggregate 2-0 in semifinals.
Accordingly, Karshi based FC Nasaf stunned FC Bukhara in both home-away matches on aggregate 4-1 in semifinals.
Last year, FC Nasaf deserved Uzbekistan Cup 2015 as FC Bunyodkor was defeated with a score 2-1 in the final match. Note: Artur Gevorkian, who is playing for FC Lokomotiv now, was in the squad of FC Nasaf and scored an opening goal of the match into FC Bunyodkor’s net in the final match in 2015.
These clubs have faced off in 22 matches since 2006 and a high advantage in FC Nasaf’s side with 10 wins over its rival were seven times at home and three times in FC Lokomotiv’s stadium.
FC Lokomotiv has ended with a good result over its opponent in 7 matches out of 22 matched played against FC Nasaf since 2006, 4 times at home and 3 victories were gained in away matches.
Here is the table pictured below which illustrates the results of the matches between FC Lokomotiv and FC Nasaf since 2006. Provided by soccerway.com
In the last five matches between these teams, FC Lokomotiv got the victory in four matches over FC Nasaf with only one goal ahead each. Only one winning match was gained by FC Nasaf last year, but it was an important victory which helped to FC Nasaf to book a place in the final match of Uzbekistan Cup 2015.
Last Five Matches between FC Lokomotiv and FC Nasaf
29/10/16 | Premier League | FC Lokomotiv – FC Nasaf 3 – 2
16/06/16 | Premier League | FC Nasaf - FC Lokomotiv 1 – 2
19/09/15 | Premier League | FC Lokomotiv – FC Nasaf 1 - 0
15/09/15 | Uzbekistan Cup | FC Lokomotiv – FC Nasaf 1 - 0
12/08/15 | Uzbekistan Cup | FC Nasaf – FC Lokomotiv 2 – 0
The current form of both finalists is extremely good enough where FC Lokomotiv named itself as an unbeaten team since it was crushed by FC Bukhara away with a 2-1 loss on October 22. Karshi-based team, FC Nasaf finished the last five matches with four victories except FC Lokomotiv clash (2-3) in Matchday 27 of Uzbekistan Premier League (Oliy League) on October 29.
Last Five Matches of FC Lokomotiv (W-W-W-W-W)
1. FC Bunyodkor – FC Lokomotiv 0 – 1 (Uzbekistan Cup | Semifinals)
2. FC Bunyodkor – FC Lokomotiv 0 – 1 (Premier League | Matchday 30)
3. FC Lokomotiv – Metalourg 4 – 1 (Premier League | Matchday 29)
4. FC Kizilkum – FC Lokomotiv 0 – 1 (Premier League | Matchday 28)
5. FC Lokomotiv – FC Nasaf 3 – 2 (Premier League | Matchday 27)
Last Five Matches of FC Nasaf (W-W-W-L-W)
1. FC Nasaf – FC Mashal 2 – 0 (Premier League | Matchday 30)
2. FC Sogdiana – FC Nasaf 0 – 3 (Premier League | Matchday 29)
3. FC Nasaf – FC Neftchi 3 – 1 (Premier League | Matchday 28)
4. FC Lokomotiv – FC Nasaf 3 – 2 (Premier League | Matchday 27)
5. FC Nasaf – FC Navbahor 6 – 0 (Premier League | Matchday 26)