Lokomotiv Moscow vs Juventus
Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).
Home advantage alone is not going to cut it for Lokomotiv Moscow, and moreover, Juventus are too big a side to let the away handicap hold them down.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Juventus Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this clash which saw Juventus register a 2-1 victory.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Juventus Prediction
With back to back defeats in Group D, the narrow 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen remains Lokomotiv Moscow’s only victory in the group stages so far. The hosts are third on the table at the moment and are four points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid.
Yuri Semen’s men have not been faring well in their recent clashes either and have admitted defeat in three of their previous five games. Also, the Russian outfit have been alternating between wins and losses in their previous six fixtures at RZD Arena, the most recent of which saw them at the losing end of a 3-0 scorecard against Spartak Moscow.
Juventus, on the other hand, have been too hot to handle for all of their foes this season. Maurizio Sarri’s side are unbeaten in their last ten games wherein they have failed to pick up the win just twice. Currently, they are at the top of Group D, albeit only on goal difference.
Furthermore, the visitors have hardly shown any signs of slowing down on the road and have emerged victoriously in three of their previous four outings. It is also worth noting that Juventus feature in arguably one of the toughest leagues across Europe. As opposed to Lokomotiv Moscow who are part of a far less competitive domestic campaign.
Taking into account that the visitors emerged victoriously in their maiden clash last month with a 2-1 scorecard as well, count on Juventus to secure the bragging rights in this one.
Additionally, despite the solid run of form, the away side have not looked convincing in their defensive third. The guests are without a clean sheet in their last five clashes on the trot. And have conceded six goals from those matchups alone as well.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv Moscow have scored eleven goals at home so far. Considering that they also managed to breach this foe in their previous head to head meeting, expect both teams to find the back of the net before the end of the ninety minutes.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Juventus Betting tips
Juventus to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).