Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Jon Wilde 30 Sep 2019
  • Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid predictions for their Champions League match on Tuesday

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Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Score Prediction

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Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Match Info

Date: Tuesday October 1 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: RZD Arena
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Head-To-Head Record

3 previous matches

March 15 2018: Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 Atletico Madrid
March 8 2018: Atletico Madrid 3-0 Lokomotiv Moscow

October 25 2007: Lokomotiv Moscow 3-3 Atletico Madrid

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Stats

  • All of the previous matches between these clubs were in the Europa League/UEFA Cup
  • Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their six previous European matches in Russia
  • Lokomotiv Moscow have lost five of their nine European games at home to Spanish clubs, winning two and drawing two

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview

Lokomotiv Moscow were widely expected to finish bottom of Champions League Group D – but they go into a home fixture on match-day two clear at the top of the standings.

The Russian club looked to face a huge task to qualify for the knockout stage, or even finish third and drop into the Europa League, being up against Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen – yet they got off to a flyer in Germany.

Goals from former West Brom midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak and Dimitri Barinov in the first half gave Lokomotiv a surprise 2-1 victory, and they will not have been disappointed to see Juve and Atletico draw 2-2 in the other game that night to leave them two points ahead.

Another win here would put Yuri Semin’s side in great shape, but it will be difficult against Atletico who triumphed 5-1 at this venue in the round of 16 on their way to lifting the Europa League trophy two seasons ago.

Atletico are in typically robust defensive form after keeping three consecutive La Liga clean sheets since conceding those two goals to Juventus and they certainly had to be solid to keep out their local rivals Real Madrid in a 0-0 draw at the weekend.

First and foremost, Diego Simeone’s side will want to repel their opponents’ threat here, but with the likes of Diego Costa and Joao Felix up front they also have the quality to pinch what could be a decisive goal.

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Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Atletico Madrid to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @ 4/5 with Coral
Draw HT/Atletico Madrid FT @ 33/10 with Unibet

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    Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

    Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Match Info Date: Tuesday October 1 2019 Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST Venue: RZD Arena Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel) Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Head-To-Head Record 3 previous matches March 15 2018: Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 Atletico Madrid March 8 2018: Atletico Madrid 3-0 Lokomotiv Moscow October 25 2007: Lokomotiv Moscow 3-3…