Many top international teams are afraid to play away in the east of the continent during the autumn and winter months. This is partly due to the usually long arrivals; On the other hand, but also on the sometimes cold outside temperatures and the hard to play places.
Today’s Soccer Prediction Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid
However, if on Tuesday evening in the context of the second match day of Group D Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid face each other, the forecast is hardly influenced by the above factors. It’s rainy in the Russian capital these days, but at a solid 16 degrees and on one of the country’s best grass pitches in the RZD Arena, there will be no excuses for the “Rojiblancos”.
Before the match Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Atletico Madrid beat the odds of the bookmakers quite clearly in favor of the Spaniards, who are already under some pressure after the 2-2 draw at home against Juventus. The team of Diego Simeone wants to pass with a threesome on the upcoming opponent and thus underline the role of favorites.
However, the undertaking will certainly not be easy, because the troupe around the German world champion Benedikt Höwedes goes into the game with a lot of self-confidence. To kick off the Russians won in Leverkusen and thus laid the foundation for the fight for third place.
In order to possibly even squint towards the first knockout round, should now also jump out something countable on Tuesday evening. Nevertheless, we prefer a tip on the guests between Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid.
Lokomotiv Moscow – Statistics & Current Form
Lokomotiv Moscow had to wait 17 years before the away leg in the UEFA Champions League two weeks ago was finally broken. In the 2002/2003 season “Loko” had won away in the group stage of the most important European club competition (2: 1 at Galatasaray), to remain 13 consecutive times without a win (four draws, nine bankruptcies).
Ironically, at the Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen this curse now ended. With 2: 1, the reigning runner-up of the Premjer League prevailed in the BayArena and thus fixed the perfect prelude to the preliminary round. Especially in view of the expected battle for third place, which is known to entail the “descent” into the Europa League, the away three in the final bill could still play a crucial role.
In general, coach Yuriy Semin can be very satisfied with the season so far. At national level, the “locomotive” ranked only in fourth place, but the gap to leaders CSKA Moscow is only a meager four points. Seven wins faced two draws and two defeats on the first eleven match days.
Two weeks ago in the opening match in Leverkusen was to see that the defensive is the showpiece of the current Cup winner. In the Premier League only Zenit St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow conceded fewer goals than Lok Moscow and also against the offensive strong Werkself held the Russians surprisingly well against.
Not only thanks to the success in Leverkusen, but also due to the 1-0 win at the weekend in the top match against St. Petersburg, the capital club will go with a lot of confidence in the “bonus game” against the Rojiblancos. We expect a more defensive home team and would therefore alternatively keep the odds for under 2.5 goals between Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid.
The home record in the European Cup is rather modest with five wins from the last 13 matches (six defeats). Last year Loko lost in the group stage against FC Schalke 04 and FC Porto. Against Spanish clubs, the yield reads in front of their own fans with only two full successes from nine matches even worse. In fact, there were only a threesome in the past twelve direct duels with representatives from La Liga (two draws, nine bankruptcies).
In terms of personnel, coach Yuriy Semin, who definitely belongs to the older generation at the age of 72, has to renounce former Bundesliga player Jefferson Farfan, Mikhail Lysov and Boris Rotenberg. The two stars of the team can be found in central midfield with Joao Mario and Gregorz Krychowiak. Offensively, the hopes rest on the shoulders of national player Fedor Smolov.
Expected formation of Lokomotiv Moscow:
➲ Guilherme – Rybus, Howedes, Corluka, Ignatjev – Mario Krychowiak, Cerqueira, Barinov, Zhemaletdinov – Smolov.
Last matches of Lokomotiv Moscow:
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Zenit St. Petersburg 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Baltika Kaliningrad Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 1 (cup)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Orenburg vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 18.09.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Dinamo St. Petersburg vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 0: 1 (Premier League)
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
The saying “Team X touches concrete” has long since stopped in football. This phrase implies a very defensive style of play with the primary goal of securing your own goal and building a wall in front of your own housing.
Admittedly, Atletico Madrid would be a bit of a disreputable example of this style of play, but secretly Diego Simeone is one of the few coaches in Europe’s top elite to openly focus on beating the ball.
How well the Argentine Enfant Terrible has implemented his defensive principles in the minds of their own players, was once again clear last weekend. In the Madrid derby, the Royal ones bit on the “Rojiblancos” defense, so that at the end a 0-0 from the scoreboard in the Wanda Metropolitano looked up.
Already in the third competitive game in succession, the red-whites remained so without conceding. Because we are qualitatively confident in the offensive, which still suffers from the departure of the leading head Antoine Griezmann, to meet in Moscow at least once, we present before the match Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid prediction that a tip is blessed on a “to-zero success” of the favorite with plenty of value.
The prelude to the Champions League group stage ended for the Spaniards conciliatory. Although Atletico lost 2-0 to Juventus until the final stages, Joao Felix and co. Proved great morale and fought back. After 90 minutes, it was 2: 2, with this point win for the Simeone team felt like a victory.
Anyone who still needs arguments to bet on the Europa League triumphant of 2018 in the European Cup should take a look at the statistics. For example, the Madrid have lost only three of their last 23 matches on the international stage. In Russia, there has not been a defeat (four wins, two draws) and even in foreign countries, the balance sheet can be seen with only three failures from the recent eleven games.
With the exception of Sime Vrsaljko, all men should be available. Simeone is therefore spoiled for choice and can virtually draw on the full. It is quite possible that after the intense top match against Real Madrid he will spin a bit and bring fresh players. Since the squad of “Rojiblancos” but meets the highest standards, no loss of quality will be apparent.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
➲ Oblak – Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi – Koke, Partey, Niguez, Lemar – Felix, Costa.
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Real Madrid 0: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Mallorca vs. Spain Atletico Madrid 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 21.09.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Celta Vigo 0: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 18.09.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Juventus 2: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Atletico Madrid 2: 0 (La Liga)
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
We already reported on the cross-comparisons of both teams with counterparties from the country of the respective opponent in the preceding paragraphs. The direct duel between Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid has been in the European Cup three times, always in the “second-class” Europa League. In 2017/2018 the clubs met in the round of 16.
Atletico prevailed after a return match with 8: 1 (!) And later elected to the new title holder. 2007/2008 they separated – under then other omens – with 3: 3.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Betting Predictions Explained
Group D will face Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening at the RZD Arena in the Russian capital Lokomotiv. According to betting odds, Atletico Madrid is the clear favorite. This assessment does not really surprise, because only a few experts doubt that in the quadrant Juventus and the “Rojiblancos” prevail in the end.
But this may well be the danger, because the Russian runner-up is certainly not to be underestimated. “Loko” won 2-1 at Leverkusen in the opening match and defeated Zenit St. Petersburg in the top match of the national league this weekend. The self-confidence is therefore just as great as the confidence in their own camp that the Semin-Eleven can create a surprise.
Key facts – Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid tips
📌 Lokomotiv Moscow won the group stage opener in Leverkusen 2-1
📌 Atletico has been without a clean sheet three times in succession in La Liga
📌 The Madrid have never lost in Russia (four wins, two draws)
Nevertheless, we would be wary of venturing a prediction on the hosts between Lokomotiv Moscow and Atletico Madrid. The guests from the Spanish capital have too much individual quality and are defensively difficult to crack. Three times in a row Jan Oblak last kept the “white vest”, including on Saturday in the derby against Real Madrid.
Therefore, we decide before the duel Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid for the tip to good odds that the favorite wins to zero.
Competition: Champions League, Group. D
Prediction Today: Atletico wins to zero
Stake: 5/10 units