Juventus host Lokomotiv Moscow
Juventus host Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Stadium in Turin in a game from Group D of the Champions League. In our Champions League predictions we are about to offer you some insights about this fixture.
Still chasing their first Champions League win since the 90’s, Juventus are right now leading their group in the competition. They have 4 points won from two matches played – the same as Atletico Madrid, but enjoying a better goal difference.
Juventus’ draw against Atletico Madrid in the first round of the group stage was followed by a convincing 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in Turin. After Gonzalo Higuain opened the score for the Old Lady, Filippo Bernadeschi and Cristiano Ronaldo finished the job for the hosts after the break.
During the weekend Juventus hosted Bologna at the Allianz Stadium, winning the game with 2-1. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the score for the Bianconeri, while Miralem Pjanic scored another one after the break. Players like Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi started from the bench, so we will see if Maurizio Sarri is going to put them in the starting eleven against Lokomotiv.
Lokomotiv Moscow are currently third in the group with 3 points won, achieved after the win against Bayer Leverkusen on German soil. Sadly for the Russians, they were unable to add on this win, suffering a defeat against Atletico Madrid in their second game. Despite of this, we can say that right now Lokomotiv are in a good position to chase at least the third place in the group, which would allow them to qualify for Europa League.
We won’t surprise you in our Champions League predictions by telling you that we expect Juventus to dominate against Lokomotiv Moscow, especially in Turin. The Old Lady is aware that winning the first place in the group is important, because it could mean avoiding some big teams in the 1/8-finals.