“Bayer” and “the locomotive” will start in the Champions League. A direct ticket to the group stage they got success in their national Championships. Leverkusen finished fourth in the Bundesliga, and “the locomotive” became the silver prize-winner of the RPL.
It is noteworthy that Bayer last year met with the “Krasnodar” and conceded that in the 1/16 finals of the LE, and the railwaymen played in the same group of the Champions League with another team from Germany’s Schalke and we lost twice to her with the same score 0:1.
Now Leverkusen and Lokomotiv can take revenge for those defeats. Personal meeting is very important for each team in group D in addition to the “Bayer” and “Locomotive”, there is also Atletico Madrid and Juventus and Lokomotiv with Bayer can claim is that third place that leads in the playoffs of the Europa League.
- The coefficients and forecast
Bayer traditionally play very well in the group stage of the Champions League. The team played at this stage of the tournament 10 times and 7 times “Bayer” came from the group in the playoffs.
The last time Bayer played in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2016/17 season and then also managed to get out of their group.
Interestingly, Bayer plays at home in the Champions League. The team are unbeaten in 7 last matches on the “Bay Arena.”
Before this season, Bayer left Julian Brandt, who played for the club the last 5 years and scored 33 goals in 164 appearances for the Leverkusen-based club. But the important thing is that Brandt has done a huge amount of work. Despite the departure of Brandt Leverkusen started the Bundesliga with two victories over “luck” and “Paderborn”, each of them scoring 3 goals.
But in two subsequent meetings, the German side failed to score a single goal, being able to play a draw 0:0 against Hoffenheim and devastating losing to Bayern 0:4, but you can’t say “Bayer” in the match looked doomed, on the contrary, the team of Bosch shot on goal in these matches 32 times. In General, the Bosch instills his team of extremely attacking football, but while special dividends to the team this season it brings.
Lokomotiv last season also played in the group stage of the Champions League, but failed to do their part, having lost 5 of 6 matches, having managed to win only 1 win over Galatasaray.
It is not surprising that Lokomotiv is the main outsider of the group.
Note that the “Locomotive” has prolonged winless away streak in the Champions League, which has for 13 matches, thus losing 9 matches.
Now Lokomotiv will have little chance to interrupt this unpleasant series, as they will not play against Bayer Kverkvelia and Anton Miranchuk. In addition, there are problems at the beginning of the second and Höwedes. They are still questionable for the game. If both the Beginning still will not play, then Lokomotiv will have to rely on creativity Smolov, Mario and Krychowiak.
The pole is currently the best scorer of Lokomotiv in the championship, scoring 4 goals in 9 matches. In General Lokomotiv in RPL scored a good move, occupying the 5th place and trailing the top three by only 3 points.
The coefficients and forecast
Offer to bet on over 2.5. “Bayer” in General plays a very effective. The team has many rivals on goal, while Guilherme in European matches is often lost in simple situations.
From “Locomotive” is also worth the wait activity, as Semin is well aware that at stake is third place in the group and lose in this game is simply impossible. Goals should be quite large.