Wednesday night, Atlético Madrid defy Lokomotiv Moscow for a meeting of the last day of group D of the Champions League. Atlético still have to qualify while Lokomotiv Moscow is eliminated.
Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow Soccer Betting Picks
Accustomed to play the leading roles in recent editions of the Champions League, Atletico Madrid is currently not sure to be able to access the 1 / 8th finals of the competition. He has only one point ahead of his main competitor for 2nd place, Bayer Leverkusen, and must win to make sure he is next round. However, the Colchoneros had started well in this group with a draw at home against Juventus (2-2) and two good successes acquired against Lokmotiv Moscow (0-2) and Bayer Leverkusen (1-0). But then, the men of Diego Simeone dropped points by bowing on the field of Bayer Leverkusen (2-1) and that of Juventus (1-0). In Liga, the Madrilenians are also quite disappointing. They have won just one of their last six Liga games and remain on a loss to Barça (0-1) and two draws against Granada (1-1) and Villarreal (0-0) on Friday. evening. Results, they find themselves stuck in 7th place.
For its part, the Lokomotiv Moscow will complete its European campaign of the season Wednesday evening since he can not hope to return to the Bayer Leverkusen. Victorious on the field of the Germans during the first day (1-2), the Russians then lost everything against Atlético (0-2), Juventus (2-1 and 1-2) and Bayer Leverkusen during the last day (0-2). In the league, the club is also struggling as it has won only one of its last six games and even lost two conceded wins against Dinamo Moscow (1-2) and Arsenal Tula (4-0) last Friday.
The staff for Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
For Atlético, the defender Savic, the striker Diego Costa and the dynamist Vitolo are forfeited. Absent in the last games of this group, the important central defender Gimenez is again fit. For the moment, the very dear Portuguese rookie Joao Felix is disappointing with only 2 goals scored in 11 league games.
On the Russian side, the long-time absentees Farfan and Rotenberg as well as the little used striker Djordjevic will not make the trip to the Spanish capital. To this we can add the package of very good midfielder Joao Mario, injured toe, and that of the keeper Guilherme. In addition, the defender Ignatiev is left idle and the midfielder Barinov is suspended. We also find in this formation several players passed by the Haxagon. This is the case of the lateral Rybus, midfielder Krychowiak (who is, with 8 goals, the top scorer of this team) and striker Eder who all apply for a place holder.
The compositions for Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
The probable composition of Atletico Madrid (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
Oblak – Trippier, Gimenez, Felipe, Renan Lodi (or Arias) – Correa, Partey, Koke, Saul – Joao Felix, Morata.
Absent: Savic, Douglas Costa, Vitolo (injured).
The tactical provision provided (4-4-2):
Trippier – Gimenez – Felipe – Renan Lodi
Correa – Partey – Koke – Saul
Joao Felix – Morata
The probable composition of Lokomotiv Moscow (appointment at 20h for the official compo):
Kochenkov – Zhivoglyadov, Murilo, Corluka, Howedes, Rybus – Al Miranchuk, Krychowiak, Barinov, An. Miranchuk – Eder.
Absent: Farfan, Rotenberg, Djordjevic, Joao Mario, Guilherme, (wounded), Barinov (suspended), Ignatiev (rest).
The planned tactical disposition (5-3-2):
Zhivoglyadov – Murilo – Corluka – Howedes – Rybus
Al. Miranchuk – Krychowiak – Kolomeitsev – An. Miranchuk
The history of confrontations Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
The two teams have already crossed three times. Each time, it was Atlético that prevailed.
The Colchoneros came to impose with authority in Russia on October 1 (0-2).
Key points for the match Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
– If Atlético is not in top form, the Lokomotiv Moscow is adrift.
– Atlético must win to secure a place in the 1 / 8th finals.
– Atlético is superior on the paper and Siemone should be able to align the essential Gimenez.
Soccer Betting Picks Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Despite recurring offensive problems, the Colchoneros could take advantage of the defensive weakness of Lokomotiv to win.
Betting Picks: Victory of Atlético Madrid