Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow measure forces at BayArena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they faced each other was on 22-07-2014, in a match that ended the final score: Bayer Leverkusen (3‑1) Lokomotiv Moscow. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
Bayer Leverkusen :
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor, with 38 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 27 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a defeat away with Borussia Dortmund by (4-0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen won 1, drew 4 and lost 5. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack He has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Bayer Leverkusen comes to this match after a strong 4-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund, adding the second consecutive game without a victory in official matches. Keep in mind that the Germans were eliminated by Krasnodar in the round of 16 of the Europa League. In this match against Lokomotiv Moscow, coach Peter Boscz should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, mainly through the left flank: Havertz is a player with great technical quality and very important in the offensive process. In addition, Volland will play in the attack front of the team, being very competent in the finalization. All equipment is available for this game.
The visiting team will make its premiere in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 13 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he won Dinamo St. Petersburg out by (0-1). In its last 10 away matches Lokomotiv Moscow records 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 10 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times, but he got the comeback in 2. In the last 7 home games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘ ); He suffered 3 of his 6 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
Lokomotiv Moscow comes to this match with a 0-1 victory against Petersburg, returning to the wins after two consecutive games without a victory: the team’s only goal was scored by Krychowiak. We emphasize that the Russians did not pass the group stage in the last edition of the Champions League. Usually, coach Yuri Semin plays in 4-3-3, favoring a low block and direct football for the attack, especially towards the forward Smolov. It should be noted that the Moscow Lokomotiv preferably uses the right flank to create danger. Outside of this game are Miranchuk, Jefferson Farfan and Lysov, all injured.