Atletico Madrid 1-1-1, Lokomotiv Moscow 0-2-1
11/25/20 3 pm
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Atletico Madrid is welcoming Lokomotiv Moscow to Wanda Metropolitano in round 4 in the UEFA Champions League.
Atletico is on a nice roll, and they haven’t lost any of their last 6 games, including the derby against Barcelona last weekend. Atletico was solid in that game with 45% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 85% of the correct passes. Atletico has won this game by a goal score in the 48th minute of the first half after a horrible mistake from Barcelona’s goalkeeper. The final score was 1-0. As far as the Champions League goes, Atletico is in 2nd place with only 4 points, 4 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals. Atletico has tied their last game against Lokomotiv in Russia, it was 1-1, but they were a lot better team in that game, and Atletico deserved a win. Felix has scored 2 goals for Atletico in the Champions League, while Gimenez and Llorente added 1 goal each. Lemar, Correa, and Herrera added 1 assist each. Vrsaljko and Herrera are injured, while Suarez and Torreira are still in quarantine because of the Coronavirus. Atletico will look to continue their good run, and their confidence is sky-high after the win against Barcelona. Atletico is playing really well this season, and I think they will advance past the group stage.
After 6 games without a win, Lokomotiv has finally beaten somebody. Lokomotiv was hosting Arsenal Tula in their last Premier League game, and even though they conceded a red card in the first half, Lokomotiv was able to score a goal in the 72nd minute of the game. Lokomotiv has won this match 1-0. Lokomotiv is not playing particularly well in the Russian Premier League, especially on the defensive end, and that game is the same in the Champions League. Lokomotiv is still without a win in the Champions League, and they are in third place with 2 points, but I honestly don’t think they will advance to the next stage, and the Europa League is still under question. In their last Champions League match, Lokomotiv has had only 34% of ball possession against Atletico, 1 shot on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and 76% of the correct passes. Lokomotiv got behind in the 18th minute, but they tied the score from a penalty kick in the 25th minute. The final score of this game was 1-1. Miranchuk is the leading goalscorer for Lokomotiv with 2 goals. Rotenberg, Barinov, Lysov, Smolov, and Magkeev are all injured, and they will miss this game. Lokomotiv is wildly inconsistent and playing on the road after their first win in a while is never a good thing.
The trends are on Atletico’s side in this matchup, and I see it staying that way. Atletico is in great form, they are the better team, and they are playing at home. I’m taking Atletico any day of the week.