The hosts secured the place in the elite European competition earlier this month as they defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv FC 5-2 on aggregate in the playoffs.
RB Salzburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Head-to-Head
This mid-week clash will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides. In terms of current form, both have enjoyed similar outcomes from their recent games and are unbeaten in their last six games.
RB Salzburg form guide: W-W-W-W-W
Lokomotiv Moscow: W-W-W-W-D
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RB Salzburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Team News
There are a couple of injury concerns for Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch heading into the fixture, as defender Oumar Solet, who has been nursing an ACL injury since January, and midfielder Antoine Bernede, are expected to play no part in this group stage fixture.
The Austrian club recently announced the signing of the USA international Brenden Aaronson and the 19-year-old will join the club in the January transfer window.
Injured: Oumar Solet (ACL), Antoine Bernede (shin)
Lokomotiv manager Marko Nikolic has no fresh injury concerns to deal with. Dmitri Barinov is the only player on the treatment table as he is nursing a long-term knee injury.
Mikhail Lysov has only played one Russian Premier League this season and has not been named in their squad for the Champions League.
Injured: Dmitri Barinov (knee)
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RB Salzburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Predicted XI
RB Salzburg predicted XI (4-2-2-2): Cican Stankovic; Andreas Ulmer, Maximilian Wöber, Jerome Onguene, Albert Vallci; Mohamed Kamara, Enock Mwepu; Dominik Szoboszlai, Noah Okafor; Sekou Koita, Patson Daka
Lokomotiv Moscow Predicted XI (4-5-1): Guilherme; Dmitry Zhivoglyadov, Vedran Corluka, Murilo Cerqueira, Maciej Rybus; Eder, Daniil Kulikov, Anton Miranchuk, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Rifat Zhemaletdinov; Fedor Smolov
RB Salzburg vs Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction
RB Salzburg look like the better side of the two at the moment, having scored 32 goals in just seven games across all competitions and conceding only six goals. They currently lead the Austrian Bundesliga standings.
Lokomotiv, like Salzburg, are unbeaten since the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign, having scored 11 goals and conceded seven. Though their stats pale in comparison to those of Salzburg, Lokomotiv have a better, more experienced squad and can inflict the first loss of the season on Salzburg.
Prediction: RB Salzburg 1-1 Lokomotiv Moscow
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