Looking at the rankings and points on the Georgian First League table, Merani Tbilisi and Lokomotiv Tbilisi are not too different. They both have 6 points after 8 games played. However, upon closer inspection, Merani Tbilisi is considered slightly better than their opponent in tonight's match. It should be noted that this is a home game for Coach Shengelia's team. They have a decent record, having drawn 6 times and lost only 2 of their 8 matches played.
On the other side of the field, Lokomotiv Tbilisi has been in poor form with only 2 wins and 6 losses (the most losses in the league). It's worth mentioning that Lokomotiv Tbilisi has lost all 3 away games played this season, conceding 11 goals and only scoring 3 goals.
If you count the previous season, Lokomotiv Tbilisi has a streak of 25 away games without a win in all competitions - losing 22 times and drawing only 3 times. Clearly, Lokomotiv Tbilisi is not a reliable team when playing away from home.
Merani Tbilisi won both of their recent matches against Lokomotiv Tbilisi with a handicap. In the last 4 games with a handicap, Merani Tbilisi has only lost once. In contrast, Lokomotiv Tbilisi has lost all 4 of their most recent games with an Asian Handicap. Therefore, we choose Merani Tbilisi.
Analysis of Over/Under odds: 2 1/2
In 5 out of the last 7 matches between Merani Tbilisi and Lokomotiv Tbilisi, there were no more than 2 goals scored in each match. In 9 out of the last 10 games played by Merani Tbilisi, the Under 2 1/2 has occurred. Therefore, we choose Under.