LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW VS ATL.MADRID PREVIEW & PREDICTION
The “colchoneros” start again as favorites because of a question of greater collective hierarchy. However, if we consider that the Russians are difficult to overcome in their stadium, we believe that the bet “more 1.5 goals” may come at this opportunity. Remember that Lokomotiv has good numbers against his people in his domestic league, being able to risk a little more after receiving 3 goals in the Wanda.
The Russians have nothing left to risk, since they have a more than ample disadvantage in the tie. Their goal is to win on a matter of honor, regardless of whether or not they can qualify for the 8th finals. Yes, despite the hard stumble in Spain, the team remains competitive and complicated to overcome between the lines.
As a local in the Russian league, Lokomotiv Moscow has added positive results after winning 7 matches, matching 2 others and losing the remaining 2 that it played. He has scored 13 goals and conceded 6 against, proving to be an effective team in attack and extremely difficult to overcome in defense. His first duel after the winter break was the classic against Spartak Moscow (draw 0-0).
Atlético de Madrid :
The “colchoneros” come quiet to this duel after beating 3-0 Celta in the Metropolitan Wanda and follow 8 of the leader Barcelona. For this occasion, it is expected that some substitutes can enter and be part of a mixed one. It is expected that the team remains compact and balanced, being feasible to take advantage of some against or some punctual play to score.
Far from the Metropolitan Wanda, the boys of the “Cholo” Simeone have registered acceptable scores in the Santander League (9 wins, 3 draws and 2 falls, scoring 24 points and conceding 8 on their fence). They come from winning 0-1 against Eibar, 0-1 against Málaga and 2-5 against Sevilla at the Sánchez Pizjuán. Then they lost 1-0 to Barcelona. In the previous round of Europa League, they thrashed 1-4 at Copenhagen in Denmark.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1.80