Lokomotiv vs Atletico Madrid Champions League Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Champions League Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid
Lokomotiv vs Atletico Madrid Champions League

The match is over.
Score: 0-2.

The Champions League group stages continue this week with one of the more intriguing fixtures seeing Atletico Madrid take the long trip to the Russian capital to face Lokomotiv Moscow.

Predictions

The Russian side produced one of the most eye-catching results of the opening round with a superb 1-2 victory away at Bayer Leverkusen.

That result leaves YurySemin’s side with an outside chance of making it through a very tough group, although they will likely have to enjoy a very strong campaign at home.

Atletico Madrid showed resilience on the opening match day as they came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw in a pulsating clash against Juventus.

Domestically, Diego Simeone’s side have recorded four victories, one draw and one defeat from their opening six La Liga matches.

The visitors will be favourites to get their first win of the group despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold superior form and quality over Lokomotiv.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable and in reality a 1-1 draw appears a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid have won just one of their last nine away matches in the Champions League – coming at beleaguered Monaco last season – while Lokomotiv impressed in the opening matchday. Home advantage is likely to be crucial here to cancel out the quality gap, making this bet among the best online betting odds for this round of action.10Bet have Lokomotiv double chance at 6/5.

Linked into the previous bet, Diego Simeone’s side have failed to score a goal in six of their last eight matches away from home in the Champions League, and in each of their last three. The hosts have lost just one of their last 19 home games in all competitions.888Sport have a Lokomotiv clean sheet at 33/10.

Statistics

Head to Head

Atletico Madrid ran out 5-1victors in this stadium in a 2018 Europa League clash having won 3-0 at home, while the two also played out a 3-3 draw back in 2007 in that competition.

Stats

  • Atletico Madrid have reached two of the last six finals of this competition but have never lifted the trophy.
  • Lokomotiv Moscow are playing in the Champions League for the second successive season having previously endured a 13-year absence.
  • Lokomotiv currently sit fifth in the Russian top flight with 20 points from 10 games, but just three points from the summit.
  • This fixture comes just three days after a potentially gruelling Madrid derby for Atleti.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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