Atlético de Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow play this Thursday at the Wanda Metropolitano,
on a match counting towards the 1st leg of the Europa League’s 8th finals
Atlético de Madrid is in 2nd place of La Liga with 61 points conquered, thanks to a record of 18 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses.
When it comes to goals, the Colchoneros count with 45 goals scored and 12 goals conceded (best defence of the competition), which results on an average of 2.1 goals per match.
Their record at the Wanda Metropolitano has been very positive, with the team getting 9 wins on the 13 rounds they’ve played in front of their own fans.
On the previous round of this Europa League, Simeone’s team has eliminated Copenhagen with relative ease, with 2 wins by 4-1 and 1-0.
Lokomotiv Moscow occupies the 1st place of the Russian League with 46 points conquered, thanks to a record of 14 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses.
Their goal ratio counts with 32 goals scored and 15 goals conceded, which means they present an average of 2.2 goals per match.
Their away record has been very good, with the team getting 7 wins on the 10 away matches they’ve played in the league so far.
On the competition’s 16th finals, the team where the Portuguese Manuel Fernandes plays has also eliminated Nice with 2 wins by 1-0 and 3-2.
Atlético de Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético is one of the strongest contenders to winning this Europa League, and I believe they will manage to win this 1st leg match.
I consider this Colchonero side, alongside Juventus, the most consistent team in Europe on the defensive point of view.
On their last 5 matches played at the Wanda Metropolitano, Atlético hasn’t conceded a single goal, so Lokomotiv will have a lot of difficulties scoring on this 1st leg.
|Atlético to win to nil||