Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
Betting Odds: Juventus 1.63; Draw 4.10 ; Lokomotiv 6.00
Probability of Win: Juventus 57%; Draw 26% ; Lokomotiv 17%
Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow are placed at the top and third spot of the table in Group D. Atletico Madrid have the same point (7) as Juventus but Juventus have better goal difference. Bayer Leverkusen are at fourth spot of the table.
Injury Concern: Juan Cuadrado (suspended), De Ligt (ankle)
Predicted XI: Szczęsny; Danilo, Bonucci, Demiral, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanić, Matuidi; Ramsey; Ronaldo, Dybala
Juve top Group D and are heading into the next set of fixtures with seven from their three matches. The Old Lady opened with a 2-2 draw away to Atletico before recording wins over Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv in their next two to lead the section at the halfway point.
They had some anxious moments at home against Lokomotiv last time out as they actually trailed for a long period. Paulo Dybala came up with a leveller in the 77th minute, the Argentine struck a winner two minutes later to secure three important points.
Injury Concern: Djordjević (knee), An. Miranchuk (ankle), Smolov (thigh)
Predicted XI: Guilherme; Ignatyev, Höwedes, Murilo, Ćorluka, Rybus; Krychowiak, Barinov, João Mário; Al. Miranchuk, Éder
Yuri Semin’s side will enter the match off the back of a 1-1 draw with FC Ufa in the league on Saturday, which has left them third in the Russian Premier League, just three points off leaders Zenit St Petersburg. Lokomotiv have actually only won five of their last 14 European fixtures in Moscow, while they have lost three of their four games with Italian opposition on home soil, which is not a record that will fill the supporters with too much confidence heading into Wednesday’s key clash.
Lokomotiv Moscow are third in the Russian Premier League and in the same position in their Champions League group, and anything less than a win could end their qualification hopes. Coach Yuri Semin has no new personnel issues but Jefferson Farfan, Luka Djordjevic, Anton Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov and Boris Rotenberg are all unavailable due to injury. Maciej Rybus returned from injury in Saturday’s league match at Ufa and should start again at left-back ahead of Bryan Idowu and Mikhail Lysov.