Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 3 November 2020

Atletico to grab victory in Russia

Daniil Kulikov / Lokomotiv Moskva ©imago images / MB Media Solutions October 27, 2020

Russian FederationLokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico MadridSpain
3 November 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 17/20  odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 2 November


Lokomotiv Moscow remain in search of their first win in this season’s Champions League and face an Atletico Madrid team who aim to cement their place in second spot.

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Lokomotiv Moscow Preview – Can Lokomotiv build on their two good performances in the group so far?

Being drawn in a group alongside the current European champions and a team who have been finalists on two occasions in the past decade was always going to be an uphill struggle for Lokomotiv Moscow. And so it’s proven. To their credit, the Russians secured a good point away to Salzburg in the opening round of group games and received credit for their performance against Bayern last week. Eventually losing 2-1.

They now face a very challenging looking double header against Atletico which will ultimately define if they have any chance of causing a big upset and reach the knockout stages.


Our betting prediction:
Atletico to win 2-0 Correct Score

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Monday 2 November)
The defeat to Bayern came in the middle of defeats in the Russian Premier League which has just halted their progress in the domestic competition. Lokomotiv have since fallen to seventh place having been a couple of points off top spot a fortnight ago. With CSKA topping the league and Spartak and Dinamo also above them then it’s a difficult position for Marko Nikolic and his players to be in.
As a team who do not score a lot of goals, managing in three in their first two matches is encouraging but they have to be better defensively at this level.

Atletico Madrid Preview – Will Atleti make it five wins from their last six games in all competitions?

Anybody looking at Atletico Madrid’s score away to Bayern on match day one would be forgiven for thinking it was a dominant win for the home team. It turned out to be that way in the end but Atleti had their chances as well. Diego Simeone will not be happy with how his team fell away in the second half but their response since has been very good.

Atleti have won their three games since including an important 3-2 win at home to Salzburg which moved them into second spot in this group.

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The 2014 and 2016 Champions League finalists had to come back from 2-1 down in order to get those three points and it now puts them in good heart coming into this double header against a team they would be expecting to beat more often than not.

Huge things have been expected of Joao Felix since his move to Spain from Benfica last season but it may be now he’s finally finding his best form in an Atletico Madrid player. He scored two goals in the win over Salzburg and grabbed another double in the 3-1 win away to Osasuna in La Liga at the weekend.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Betting Advice

These teams are well familiar with each other having been drawn together in the group stages of last season’s Champions League and also in the knockout stages of the Europa League the season before. So it’s their annual reunion. Perhaps unsurprisingly Atletico have won the last four meetings and are big favourites to make that five in a row here.

Key Facts – Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip

  • Lokomotiv will take a lot of positives from their so far but still have a point from two matches
  • Atletico bounced back from a match day one thumping by defeating Salzburg last time out
  • The two teams have played four times in the past two years – Atletico have won all four of them


This has been a group full of goals so far but I think this will be the game that bucks that trend. Lokomotiv are traditionally a very defensive team – that’s their strength. Atletico, we know, have been the best organised team across Europe over the last few years and after conceding four in Munich will be back to their resolute selves here. Under 2.5 goals is the selection.

Best Betting Odds for Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atletico Madrid

Lokomotiv Moscow: to win: 9/1 Betvictor
Draw: 19/5 at Betvictor
Atletico Madrid: 4/11 at Betvictor