Atletico Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow, live stream
Atletico Madrid v Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
Diego Simeone’s side have been rock solid at home this season and we are backing them to record another low-scoring win in the Spanish capital
Atletico Madrid’s defeat to Barcelona at the weekend in La Liga left them eight points behind the Catalans at the top of the table.
The result means that the Europa League is now Atleti’s best chance of winning any silverware this season and Los Rojiblancos welcome Lokomotiv Moscow to the Spanish capital on Thursday evening.
bet365 price Atletico at 2/11 (1.22) to record a first leg win in this last 16 tie at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
The visitors, who recorded a 3-2 win in Nice in the previous round, are offered at 14/1 (15.00), with the draw available at 9/2 (5.50).
Stefan Savic remains the only absentee for Diego Simeone’s side and the manager is likely to field a strong starting eleven in the first leg to take the pressure off the return next week.
For the visitors, veteran Peruvian forward Jefferson Farfan is a doubt.
Wanda Metropolitano winning run to continue
Sunday’s defeat in Barcelona brought to an end an eight-match winning streak for Los Rojiblancos in all competitions, but at home Atleti have won each of their last five games and 11 of their last 13 there.
During that run they have conceded just four times and in the 13 home matches they have won in all competitions this season, 12 of those victories have been accompanied by a clean sheet.
Preview and predictions
Atletico to win to nil is priced at 8/13 (1.61), while a win for the hosts with a -1 handicap is offered at 4/6 (1.66).
For higher odds, backing the hosts to win and under 2.5 goals in the game at 7/4 (2.75) appeals.
Indeed, this bet has paid out in nine of their 13 home wins in all competitions this term – including both of their last two home European matches.
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