Although they started their Champions League (CL) campaign with a 2-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow have won just five of their last 13 European games in the Russian capital, and now host Atlético Madrid who they have failed to beat in three H2Hs all of which saw the Spaniards score at least three goals. The Russians tend to start well when they do win, and have been leading at half-time in four of their previous five home league victories. But CL games here are usually tight, with four of the last seven at home seeing the winner on the day record a winning margin of just a single goal.
A late surge saw Atlético peg Juventus to a 2-2 draw on matchday one, and they travel here unbeaten in eight of their last 11 continental away fixtures, and having never experiencing a loss in Russia. However, whilst both previous H2Hs in Russia saw both teams score, Atlético’s three La Liga away games this term saw just one side hit the net, with two goalless at half-time. Although favourites to win, Atlético have failed to win four of their previous eight competitive away games that they started as the match favourite, with the three defeats all coming ‘to nil’ and by a losing margin of at least two goals.
Match Info and Score Prediction.
Competition: EUROPE Champions League – Group Stage
Kick off: 01.10.2019, 19:00 UTC.
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).