In only a few other groups in the current Champions League group stage, two crystal clear favorites to progress to the second round were identified before the first matchday. In fact, it would be a huge surprise from an expert point of view should not Juventus and Atletico Madrid qualify for the round of 16 after the preliminary round.
Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Predictions and Odds
So far, the two top clubs that have caused a sensation on a regular basis in recent years and have been twice in the final of the six most recent editions, have not shown any nakedness. The direct duel on Matchday 1 ended in a 2-2 draw, but two weeks later, both the Italian titleholders and the “Rojiblancos” lived up to their role as favorites.
Because between Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow a corresponding tip on a “simple” home success therefore does not include sufficient value, it might make sense to either analyze before kick-off, how high a potential victory fails or how the game is expected.
Due to the qualitative superiority in connection with the home advantage as well as various statistics, we put Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow the prediction that the threesome for the Sarri-Elf will be sovereign, possibly even dominant.
Juventus – Statistics & Current Form
What do the Juventus Football Club and VfL Wolfsburg have in common? Right, the Italian series champion and the German Bundesliga team are the only two teams from the European top leagues, which are still unbeaten in the current season.
If this is a big surprise at VfL, the “old lady” could expect to play a good role again in all competitions, both nationally and internationally. But beware: appearance is deceptive, because the dominance of bygone days seems to have given way to a new effectiveness in the “Bianconeri”.
Under former coach Massimiliano Allegri, the team from Piedmont has developed over the years into a real top team, each of whom had the chance to win the title in the UEFA Champions League in 2015 and 2017. However, both finals were lost to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The showpiece of the team at that time was certainly the outstanding defensive, which repeatedly laid the foundation for successful matches.
Since the beginning of this season, the priorities seem to have shifted. The new coach Maurizio Sarri has traditionally attached great importance to the offensive, but failed with his ideas but recently, among other things, to meet the high expectations at Chelsea FC. In Torino, things are much better for the ex-Neapolitan, although the results in many cases hide the fact that there is still a lot of sand in the transmission.
Although the defending champion leads the Serie A table with seven wins out of eight matches in 2019/2020, it has to be said that the “La Vecchia Signora” won only once with more than one goal difference. Four successes came with the newly introduced standard result of 2: 1. At all only three times was the Sarri-Elf already at half-time forward. Sovereignty and clear superiority looks different.
In the Champions League, on the other hand, the white-blacks presented themselves more playful. At Atletico Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. were 2-0 up to the 70th minute before the Spaniards turned on and late compensated for the 2-2 final score. Two weeks later, Bayer Leverkusen was allowed no chance at 2: 0. In the home game between Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow, the odds of the bookmakers now again speak a clear language in favor of the Italians.
Among other things, this is due to the fact that the “Bianconeri” ever lost only four of 39 European home games at Juventus Stadium (23 wins, twelve draws). But: Three of these four bankruptcies came just in the recent seven matches, although the opponents had a different caliber than the Russian guest on Tuesday.
Because the Sarri-Elf in the young season only in four out of ten competitive matches held zero, which means a surprising disappointing value for the Italian record champions, we would Juventus vs.. Lokomotiv Moscow refrained from a tip on a “clean-sheet victory” of the home side and instead choose us that the title contender wins both halves. In any case, the odds promise a more lucrative value, even with less effort.
The unexpected defensive instability (nine goals in ten competitive games) is partly due to the fact that with Giorgio Chiellini continues to fail the experienced defensive chief. Mattia de Sciglio, Aaron Ramsey, Douglas Costa and third keeper Mattia Perin will also have to pass. Emre Can, Marko Pjaca or Mario Mandzukic were not even nominated for the premier class.
Expected formation of Juventus:
↳ Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Matuidi, Pjanic, Khedira; Ronaldo, Higuain, Bernardeschi
Last Games by Juventus:
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Juventus vs Bologna 2: 1 (Serie A)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – Inter Milan vs. Juventus Torino 1: 2 (Serie A)
⚽️ 01.10.2019 – Juventus vs Leverkusen 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Juventus vs Spal Ferrara 2: 0 (Serie A)
⚽️ 24.09.2019 – Brescia Vs. Juventus Torino 1: 2 (Serie A)
Lokomotiv Moscow – Statistics & Current Form
In 2014, Benedikt Höwedes and Sami Khedira became world champions together with the German national team. On Tuesday evening, the former Bundesliga pros will meet again and tie their shoes for Lokomotiv Moscow and Juventus FC respectively.
If the ex-Schalke Höwedes with the red and white Greens continue to dream of moving into the second round, a – admittedly very surprising – point win in Turin not the worst option.
With an away win in Leverkusen and the expected home defeat against Atletico Madrid, the team of coach Yuri Semin is still fully on target, because even the third place in Group D in the preliminary round of the premier class would be quite a success for the Russians, if you consider that, after 2018/2019, the Muscovites will be back in the main field of the Champions League for the second time since 2003/2004.
The reigning cup winner, who also reached the runner-up in the past Premier League season, will play Juventus Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow, this prediction was daring, acted as a clear outsider. This is also due, for example, to the fact that the railway club has been extremely difficult in the past, especially in foreign countries.
The 2-1 first-round victory at Bayer Leverkusen was Loko’s first away win in the premier class since 2002. In the remaining 13 group stage matches, the three-time champions (most recently in 2018) drew just four miserable draws and lost nine.
In connection with the fact that the guests have clearly less individual quality, also in terms of international experience also the short draw and also experience has often had problems against Italian representatives, one must probably be optimistic of career paths to Juventus. Lokomotiv Moscow to examine the odds on the double chance X / 2 more intense.
The tense staffing situation complicates the already complicated endeavor in Torino in addition. If the failures of Maciej Rybus or Boris Rotenberg were to be compensated, the probable absence of Jefferson Farfan, Anton Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov or Luka Djordjevic would be much more difficult. At least at Rybus and Smolov there is still hope.
After all, the 72-year-old coach Juri Semin could spare a few regular players in the league this weekend. In the end, Akhmat Grozny still managed a 2-0 win. In the league, it was the fifth threes in a row, through the last year’s runner continues to take – together with Zenit St. Petersburg – the place in the sun. Confidence should therefore be present.
Expected lineup Lokomotiv Moscow:
↳ Guilherme; Ignatyev, Howedes, Corluka, Rybus; Mario, Krychowiak, Murilo, Barinov, Zhemaletdinov; Smolov
Last matches of Lokomotiv Moscow:
⚽️ 18.10.2019 – Akhmat Grozny Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Arsenal Tula 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01.10.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Atletico Madrid 0-2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Zenit St Petersburg 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Baltika Kaliningrad Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 1 (cup)
Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The two only direct duels date from the 1993/1994 season. At that time, the favored Italians prevailed twice in the first round of the UEFA Cup. Home 3-0, away 1-0.
The record against Russian opponents can be seen for the “old lady” also, because all three home games against clubs from the Premjer League were made victorious (9-1 goals); In total, five successes face only one bankruptcy. The Muscovites, on the other hand, are struggling with only three, four draws and six defeats from eleven international matches with Serie A representatives.
Juventus vs. Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer.com
As part of the third matchday in Group D of the Champions League preliminary round, Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow will face each other on Tuesday evening from 21:00. According to the betting odds, there is no doubt that the Italian series champion will live up to his role as favorite and add points five, six and seven to his own account.
The “old lady is unbeaten in the current competitive season, but does not show the dominance of past years to the day. The high-quality squad still has problems to implement the playing style of the new coach Maurizio Sarri. However, this does not change the assessment that only a prediction can be made between Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow in the direction of the home side.
⭐️ Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Odds & other interesting Betting Predictions:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
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Key Facts – Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow tips
⭐️ Juventus still unbeaten after ten competitive matches (eight wins, two draws)
⭐️ Lokomotiv won the last five league matches
⭐️ The “old lady” has a perfect record at home against Russian teams (three wins, 9-1 goals)
Normally, it would be worthwhile to bet on a “Zero-success” of the “Bianconeri”, however, de Ligt and Co. showed recently an unfamiliar weaknesses in the defensive network. Consequently, the prices for such an exit are a little too low.
Instead, we decide against the duel of Juventus. Lokomotiv Moscow for the tip that the Sarri-Elf wins both halves. Cristiano Ronaldo and his offensive colleagues will face many opportunities against the weakened Russians in our eyes, and effectiveness has never been a major weakness for Italian teams.