Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Champions League – Group D
Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid’s fate is in their own hands as they welcome Lokomotiv Moscow to Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (4 games): Atletico Madrid 3 wins, 1 draw.
- Atletico played and won one game at home versus Parovozy.
- The Red and Whites are on a three-game winning streak v Lokomotiv Moscow.
- The Russians failed to keep a clean sheet in last three head-to-head meetings.
Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Prediction
Game this big couldn’t have come at the worse time for the Spaniards. Having won only once in the last six games whilst losing thrice, Cholo Simeone will have to wake his men up from slumber they’re currently in.
Los Colchoneros have lost their last two fixtures but are still second in the group on seven points, one ahead of Bayer Leverkusen. Currently on a four-game winless run, Atletico must defeat Lokomotiv if they’re to go through to the Knockouts or The Red and Whites will have to rely on Juventus to stay unbeaten in Germany v Bayer Leverkusen.
As for The Lokos, it’s game over for them. They’re 4th in Group D no matter what. The Russian club won their opening game v Bayer in Germany but has lost every game since. Yuri Semin’s men have only their pride to play for Wednesday night in Madrid.
Well, their pride and to end a losing run of their own. Three-game losing run is just a part of Parovozy’s struggles, as their crisis lasts since mid-October and trip to Torino. After that 2-1 loss, The Lokos have won only one in ten games whilst losing seven times.
Diego Costa had hernia surgery and is expected to be out till foreseeable future. Stefan Savic, Sime Vrsaljko and José María Gimenez are also sidelined due to injuries.
Jefferson Farfan, Luka Djordjevic and Boris Rotenberg are long-term absentees for Lokomotiv while Guilherme, Dmitri Barinov, Joao Mario and Anton Miranchuk are uncertain for Wednesday game.
Despite everything, this is a must-win game for Diego Simeone, and I think he’ll come through. Lokomotiv lost 0-4 to Tula just few days ago and this being their last game of the year, it’s possible they’re on holiday already. So, First Half/Second Half: Atletico/Atletico is worth a try. Asian Handicap -1.5 too.
Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow: Betting tips
First Half/Second Half: Atletico/Atletico @ 1.68.
Asian Handicap -1.5 @ 1.72.