Lokomotiv Moscow vs Galatasaray
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).
Yury Semin did little to turn team’s fortunes around during the international break. Lokomotiv Moscow continued to struggle on Friday evening when they shockingly fell 1-2 at home to Ural to drop down to the 4th place in the Premier League standings. They are one of just two teams without a single point ahead of the Matchday No 4 fixtures in this term of the Champions League.
Parovozy thus lost all hopes of making it to the knockout stage of the competition given Schalke are second at eight points with two games left to play. They revealed plenty of defensive holes in a double-header against Porto as group’s pace setters notched as many as seven goals along the way.
Loko lost two and drew one of past three matches in all competitions. Can they end the dreadful streak of four straight European losses with a result against the second-place chasers Galatasaray on Wednesday night?
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
The two teams met each other on just one occasion before this term of the Champions League.
It happened back in the 2002/03 campaign when both sides snatched away wins respectively.
Galatasaray ended this trend with a demolishing 3-0 victory when the two teams battled it out in the first Matchday of the season.
Garry Rodrigues, Eren Derdiyok and Selcuk Inan were on target for Cimbom on the occasion.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Galatasaray: Prediction
Fatih Terim’s men also disappointed their fans with a 1-1 draw to Konyaspor at home after the international break. They are three points short of Super Lig table-toppers Istanbul Basaksehir at the moment. Only a win here keeps Galata in contention for the top-two finish as they failed to find the back of the net in last three Champions League fixtures.
Neither of the two teams will come into this in the highest of spirits. Both sides struggled for goals lately which is why we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as by far the best of betting option at the odds of 1.61.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).