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Atlético Madrid face off with Lokomotiv Moscow in Wednesday’s big Champions League clash.
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Atlético Madrid will be looking for another win after the 1-0 La Liga triumph over Barcelona.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 45% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Atlético Madrid was Yannick Carrasco (45'). On the other side, FC Barcelona got 13 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Atlético Madrid defence. Atleti have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six outings standing at 4.
Lokomotiv Moscow will come into the match after a 1-0 Premier League win with the eclipse of Arsenal Tula in their last fixture.
The only player to score from Lokomotiv Moscow was Anton Miranchuk (72').
Lokomotiv Moscow have been dangerous up front leading up to this encounter, scoring 6 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Marko Nikolić will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Loko have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings going back to 25/10/2007 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Lokomotiv Moscow. They’ve not been able to register any victories at all whereas Atlético Madrid have been superior, beating them in 67 per cent of those ties.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 16 for Atleti and 5 being from Loko. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 when it finished Lokomotiv Moscow 1-1 Atlético Madrid.
In that match, Lokomotiv Moscow had 35% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Anton Miranchuk (25').
For their opponents, Atlético Madrid got 14 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. José María Giménez (18') was the scorer.
The referee was Benoît Bastien.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Lucas Torreira (Corona virus), Héctor Herrera (Hamstring Injury), Luis Suárez (Corona virus) and Sime Vrsaljko (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for Atlético manager Diego Simeone. Geoffrey Kondogbia is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Lokomotiv Moscow
Lokomotiv boss Marko Nikolić has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Stanislav Magkeev (Hip Injury), Boris Rotenberg (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Fedor Smolov (Hip Injury), Mikhail Lysov (Arthroscopie) and Dmitri Barinov (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
In this game, Atlético Madrid have it within them to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Lokomotiv Moscow may well struggle getting on the scoresheet but do we see them managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re predicting a 3-1 win for Atlético Madrid at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions <a href="https://sporita.com/?utm_source=fpred" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (68,900)
Captain: Jorge Koke
Chairman: Enrique Cerezo
Manager: Diego Simeone
Competitions: La Liga position 3, Champions League (Group A)
🔑 Star Man: Marcos Llorente
Customarily played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Marcos Llorente was born in Madrid, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Real Madrid B in the 2012 - 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 7 appearances.