Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Kickoff: 17:00 GMT+1
Venue: Stadion Lokomotiv
Atletico Madrid to win at 2.02 odds
Half-Time / Full-Time Atletico Madrid/Atletico Madrid at 2.875
Two time Europa League Champions, Atletico Madrid will look to seal their quarter-finals qualification on Thursday night as they travel to face Lokomotiv Moscow.
Atleti are already leading by 3 goals and have guarded well against an away goal last week. Now they need just a little work to progress to the next stage.
Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.
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Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid: Head to Head
This will be the 3rd meeting between these two teams, they drew their first meeting while Atleti’s win in the first leg is their 2nd meeting.
Lokomotiv Moscow’s record against Spanish team is 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats.
Lokomotiv Moscow have lost 4 times at home against Spanish opponents, they have won twice and drawn twice.
Atleti have won 6 games against Russian opponents, they have drawn twice and lost twice in their 10 meetings.
On Russian soil, are yet to lose a game, they have won 3 of their meetings with Russian teams and drawn twice.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid: Form Comparison
This is Lokomotiv Moscow’s first ever round of 16 tie in the Europa League in their 4th attempt.
Lokomotiv Moscow have lost once at home in this season’s Europa League, they have won the other 3.
Two time Champions Atletico Madrid are playing in this competition for the first time in 5 years. Within this period they have featured in 2 Champions League finals and lost out in 2 semi finals.
Atletico Madrid are on a run of 6 wins in Europa League knockout ties.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Since the start of this calendar year, the host have only played 4 games which were all in Europa League. They won’t have fatigue issues but might be match rusty for lack of activities.
Atletico Madrid are the favorites in this game and we give it all to them.
Atletico Madrid to win
Atleti have been winning at both half and full time in their last 3 Europa League games and we expect same in the game.
Half-Time / Full-Time Atletico Madrid/Atletico Madrid