Bayer Leverkusen and Nice meet at BayArena, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head meeting.
Bayer Leverkusen :
The home team had direct access to this group stage, which is why they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. The team comes to this match after a away win against Mainz 05 by (0‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Bayer Leverkusen comes to this game after a 0x1 win against Mainz 05, returning to the triumphs after three straight draws in official games: Lucas Alario scored the only goal of the game. It should be noted that the home team reaches this group stage of the Europa League due to fifth place in the Bundesliga 19/20. In this game against Nice, coach Peter Bosz must focus on maintaining possession and organized attacks from the flanks, but at some points in the game he must act in a more direct way. Lucas Alario will be on the attack front, a very fast and strong player when it comes to scoring. For this game the coach of the house cannot count on Santiago Arias, Florian Wirtz, Patrik Schick and Paulinho, players who are recovering from injuries.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, which is why they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. In their last match, for Ligue 1, they beat Saint ‑ Étienne away by (1‑3). In their last 10 away matches, Nice has recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Nice comes to this game very motivated, after a great 1×3 victory in the visit to Saint-Étienne, thus adding the second consecutive victory in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Amine Gouiri, Pierre Lees Melou and Myziane Maolida . It should be noted that the visitors come to this phase of the Europa League as a result of fifth position in Ligue 1 19/20. In this match against Bayer Leverkusen, coach Patrick Vieira must align his team at 3-4-3, favoring a faster style of play, on the flanks: Rony Lopes, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Amine Gouiri will be the three men most advanced in this lineup. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Kasper Dolberg, Alexis Claude-Maurice and Youcef Atal, all with physical problems.