Win or fly! Bayer Leverkusen have a final on Matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage. In a defeat at Lokomotiv Moscow, the Werkself is out of international business. But with a victory higher than 2: 1 Bayer can kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand you would have the participation in the Europa League already in the bag.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Leverkusen Soccer Betting Prediction
On the other hand, even the overwintering in the premier class would still be possible, unless Atletico wins at Juventus. The first leg in the BayArena against Moscow had lost the team of coach Peter Bosz with 1: 2. Fittingly, the duel with Lokomotive is the 100th Champions League match of the Werkself. For this anniversary, an away win would certainly be more than appropriate.
Lokomotiv Moscow is in the race for the Europa League participation with the victory in Leverkusen course front and wants to bring this lead to the finish. Before the group game Lokomotiv Moscow vs Leverkusen see the odds of bookmakers but the guests ahead. While there are odds of a maximum of 2.15 for an away win, a home win is rewarded with odds up to 3.60.
We believe that Bayer can build on the good performance of the win against Atletico Madrid in the premier class and set in the duel Lokomotiv Moscow Vs. Leverkusen our tip on a victory of the Werkself.
Lokomotiv Moscow – Statistics & Current Form
In the previous season of the Premier League, FC Lokomotiv Moscow had to settle for the championship title in the season 2017/18 with the second place. As a consolation, the club won but for the eighth time the Russian Cup.
Overall, Lok Moscow won the championship in Russia already three times. Also this year the Muscovites are back on track runner-up. After 17 match days, Lok Moscow are five points behind leaders Zenit St. Petersburg.
In the home game, the men of Coach Yuri Semin are in sixth place with four wins, two draws and two defeats. Away, it is much better. Here they took 20 of the 34 points and received only a bankruptcy, at CSKA Moscow.
Even in the European Cup, the “Parovozy” at home do not exactly easy. Only five of the last 15 international home games Lokomotiv could win. There were eight defeats during this period. If you only look at the last six legends of the CL home games, there is only one victory over five bankruptcies. At this balance Duel Lokomotive Moscow vs. Leverkusen a tip on points for the guests a lot more likely.
In the league Lok had Moscow on Friday after five competitive matches without a difficult victory 3: 2 in relegation candidate Tambow managed. The man of the day was the Polish international Grzegorz Krychowiak, who scored two goals to victory. All in all, Lok coach Yuri Semin, with many injured players, is currently struggling.
The failures include Farfan, Smolov, Joao Mario and Ignatiev. In addition, captain Vedran Corluka had to be replaced struck on Friday. Whether the Croat can play on Tuesday is still unclear. Coach Semin also needs to take into account that the match against Bayer would be the eighth competitive match within a month for many of its players.
Expected lineup of Lokomotiv Moscow:
➱ Guilherme – Höwedes, Corluka, Murilo, Rybus – Krychowiak, Barinov – Al. Miranchuk, Zhemaletdinov, An. Miranchuk – Eder
Last matches of Lokomotiv Moscow:
⚽️ 22.11.2019 – FC Tambov Vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 11/18/2019 – FC Ufa vs Lokomotiv Moscow 2: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. FC Krasnodar 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Juventus 1: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – FC Ufa vs. FC Ufa. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 1 (Premier League)
Leverkusen – Statistics & Current Form
In the Bundesliga, Bayer Leverkusen is not really off the mark. Also on Saturday came the Werkself at home not about a 1-1 against SC Freiburg out. The chances ratio had spoken with 12: 3 clearly for the hosts.
As so often in this season, Leverkusen failed due to its lack of chances. The team of coach Peter Bosz had delivered one of their best performances of the season. On the one hand, guest Keeper Flekken caught an absolute world-class day and on the other hand, the smooth grass in the BayArena made Bayer’s game more difficult.
Above all, the French Under-21 international Moussa Diaby caused a lot of danger. In the end, however, only one point remained. Thus Bayer could win only one of the last six league games. Currently, the team is with 19 points only in ninth place of the table. After all, the gap to the first Champions League place, the self-declared goal, is only three points.
This weekend, however, the Werklelf has to compete in the re-established Bayern in Munich. Now, the full concentration but once the Champions League. Here, the team from coach Peter Bosz made a very important victory 2-1 at home to Atletico last season.
Despite that, Leverkusen only managed to win three of their last 17 CL games (8U, 6N). However, there have only been four defeats in the last 13 European Cup away games (4S, 5U). Anyone hoping for the continuation of this series, could at the game Lokomotiv Moscow vs Leverkusen make a prediction on a draw or a victory of the guests.
Coach Bosz has problems on the tens position. Kai Havertz is still missing injured. Nadiem Amiri also sits down his red card. In the final stages of the game against Freiburg, 19-year-old Paulinho was allowed to try this position. Alternatively, Kerem Demirbay could play there. But who is on the double six next to Aranguiz?
Lars Bender must play right-back, as Mitchell Weiser on Saturday pulled a torn ligament in the ankle and fails until the end of the year. An option on the ten could also be Moussa Diaby, who is currently getting in better shape. For him Leon Bailey, who is still locked in the league, could play left-winger.
Expected lineup of Leverkusen:
➱ Hradecky – Wendell, S. Bender, Tah, L. Bender – Demirbay, Aranguiz – Diaby, Paulinho, Bellarabi – Volland
Last matches from Leverkusen:
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Freiburg 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Wolfsburg vs Leverkusen 0: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Atletico Madrid 2: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Gladbach 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 29.10.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Paderborn 1: 0 (DFB Cup)
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Leverkusen Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
In the first leg, the two clubs met for the first time. In the first group match Bayer conceded against the supposedly easiest opponents a 1: 2 home defeat. The hosts had plenty of possession, but they were difficult against defensive Moscow.
In addition, the two goals of the guests were made possible only by bitter blunders in the defense of Bayer. In the second round, the Werkself earned many opportunities, but continued to miss the punch.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Leverkusen Soccer Betting Tips Explained
For both clubs is on Tuesday evening before a final. Bayer remains only with a victory in international business. Leverkusen will welcome Juventus on the final day of the group stage and Moscow will still have to play Atletico Madrid. If you look at the results in the RZD Arena of Lok Moscow in recent times, the home advantage is probably not so much to fruition.
The only advantage could be that the hosts are more used to the expected temperatures between minus five and minus ten degrees Celsius than the Leverkusen. But Moscow has to give up many important players and has not really been in good form in recent weeks. Bayer must certainly cope with some failures, but should be able to better compensate for them.
Key facts – Lokomotiv Moscow vs Leverkusen tips
♦️ Moscow lost five of the last six CL home games
♦️ Leverkusen conceded in the past 13 European Cup guest appearances “only” four defeats
♦️ In the first leg, both clubs met for the first time
After a weak start to the Champions League Group D with zero points from the first three games, the Werkself set with the home win against Atletico Madrid a first exclamation point. This performance increase came just in time. We are confident that Leverkusen will be able to build on this in Moscow against less formful and strong home hosts.
Competition: Champions League – Group D
Bet Tip: Bayer Leverkusen (2)