Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Atletico Madrid quickly bounced back from a 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich, with the team beating Salzburg 3-2 at their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Los Rojiblancos aim to move one step closer to booking their place in the Champions League last 16, and they are likely to go for a win in Tuesday’s clash. Joao Felix scored a brace in the triumph over the Red Bulls, and, no doubt, he is capable of making life difficult for the Lokomotiv Moscow defenders as well.
Even though the likes of Carrasco, Costa, and Vrsaljko are sidelined with injury, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. The Russian outfit, on the other hand, produced a fine display in a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munchen, but they eventually failed to grab something from the match. Atletico Madrid emerged triumphant in each of their previous four meetings with Lokomotiv Moscow, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Eder):
Eder is a Portuguese footballer who helped A Seleccao win their first ever major title as he scored a late goal against France in the 2016 European Championship final. Eder was born on December 22, 1987 in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, but he eventually decided to represent Portugal on the international stage and, no doubt, that proved to be the best decision of his life.
Speaking of his club career, the 190-cm-tall attacker played for the youth team of ADC Ademia from 1999 to 2006 and in 2006 he moved to Oliveira Hospital. He player for the likes of Tourizense, Academica and Braga in Portugal as well before joining Swansea City in the summer of 2015.
Eder made his Premier League debut on August 8, 2015 in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea, but it has to be noted that he failed to find the net for the Swans in the English top flight. After failing to impress at Swansea City, Eder joined Lille on loan in the 2016 January transfer window and four months later he signed a permanent deal with les Dogues.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.