Atl. Madrid – Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction & Picks (08.03.2018)

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Atlético Madrid and Lokomotiv Moscow meet at La Peineta Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 25-10-2007 and ended with the score: Lokomotiv Moscow (3-3) Atlético Madrid. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Lokomotiv Moscow presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.

Atlético Madrid:

The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) after having eliminated FC Copenhagen, after a home win by (1-0) and a win by (1-4) away in the previous eliminatory. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 26 goals scored and 10 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 5 suffered. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they lost to Barcelona by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches Atletico Madrid has a record of 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 15 games, of these 12 reached the halftime advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods in highlight: he scored 14 of his 33 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 9 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).

Atlético de Madrid enter the field for this game having the opportunity to win their sixth consecutive victory at home, taking into account all the competitions that are competing, just after having seen a sequence of eight consecutive victories interrupted. In his last match, he played a very balanced game against the rival Barcelona, ​​and although he finished a few times, he managed to withstand the excellent attack, which only came to the goal of victory in a free kick by Messi. However, the local team is still in a great situation within the Spanish championship, since it occupies the second position. To reach these eighth-finals, the Spaniards eliminated the Kobenhavn, which they achieved without difficulty. The 4-4-2 must be the tactical scheme adopted for this duel, with highlight for Griezmann in the attack.

Lokomotiv Moscow:

The visiting team reached this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals) after eliminating Nice, with a (1-0) home win and a (2-3) away victory in the previous round. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Spartak Moscow by (0-0). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Lokomotiv Moscow won 2 and drew 2.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 6 of its last 8 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 6 came to the break in advantage in 2 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in Four.

The Lokomotiv Moscow returns to play away from home, after two consecutive exhibitions before his fans, who must be satisfied with the performance of the club, since they suffered only one defeat in the last nine games and did not suffer any goal in their last two games . In his last match, valid for the Russian championship, in which he now occupies the leadership with a good advantage, he played a balanced game against Spartak Moscow and thus drew at home. Before that, the team had defeated the French of Nice, both at home and abroad, thus ensuring the qualification for the second round of the Europa League. For this match, it is likely that the visiting coach will organize the team in a 4-1-4-1, with highlight for Manuel Fernandes in the offensive sector.


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