Bayer Leverkusen – Krasnodar SOCCER PICKS
Bayer Leverkusen and Krasnodar measured strength at BayArena, in a return leg of this UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) phase, after a (0-0) draw in the first leg.
The home team comes to this return match after a goalless draw as a visitor, so in case of victory will confirm the qualification to the next phase. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf by (2-0). In the last 10 home matches Bayer Leverkusen has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches. their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
In the first leg, the Bayer Leverkusen team got a tie for the 0x0 score, which gives them the right to advance from phase with a simple victory in this return match. Because we have to win, we believe that the home team will go with everything on the opponent from the initial minutes of play, so it must create many difficulties for visitors. The coach must present on the field what is best available to him and bet on a team with very offensive characteristics.
The away team comes to this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having suffered goals at home in the first leg. In the last 10 away matches Krasnodar has won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The Krasnodar team tried, but failed to open an advantage in the first leg, next to their fans. Now, he will have to get his classification away from home, where the difficulties must appear, so the visitors will have to pay close attention, in order not to make mistakes and try to surprise in counterattacks. The coach must not have important absences for this game.