Champions League group D’s 2 underdogs get their campaigns afoot at the BayArena on Wednesday night as bayer Leverkusen host Lokomotiv Moscow.
With Juventus and Atletico Madrid wide expected to battle it out for spots one and 2,
these sides recognize that the fixtures against one another may prove important to their possibilities of displeasing the percentages.
Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow meet in Germany on weekday night knowing that neither of them are expected to form a sensible play for the Champions League knockout stages.
With Atletico Madrid and Juventus additionally in group D,
Leverkusen and Lokomotiv are nearly in an exceedingly battle for Europa League qualification from the off.
However, as we’ve seen antecedently once 2 elite clubs lock horns within the cluster stages,
results between Atleti and Juve may open up area for either Leverkusen or Lokomotiv to form a surprise bid for second place.
Bayer Leverkusen were bimanual their initial defeat of the campaign earlier
within the weekend after they traveled to the Signal Iduna Park to require on Dortmund.
Their counterparts slotted four unrequited goals by the tip of the ninety minutes therein latter clash,
despite Leverkusen taking doubly as several shots at goal as their foes.
Nevertheless, the squad are still undefeated on home soil since the beginning of the new season and have picked up a win and a draw from their last 2 games.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Team News
Kai Havertz is arguably the jewel in Leverkusen’s crown today,
and smart performances on this stage can solely fuel speculation that he can be set for a big-money move next summer,
with Manchester United and metropolis among the clubs reportedly interested,
The 20-year-old is by no suggests that Leverkusen’s solely offensive talent, though,
with Leon Bailey and Kevin Volland providing any firepower for Bosz.
Joel Pohjanpalo is their solely traveler having been sidelined since March 2018 with a string of foot injuries,
though he did finally come back to coaching throughout the international break.
Lokomotiv, meanwhile, are while not long-term absentees jefferson Farfan and Boris Rotenberg, each of whom are out with knee problems.
Solomon Kverkvelia and Aleksei Miranchuk also are out for this match,
whereas manager Yuri Semin are sweating over the fitness of Germany international defender Benedikt Howedes and Anton Miranchuk.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Line Up
Hradecky; Lars Bender, Tah, Sven Bender, Wendell; Aranguiz, Havertz, Demirbay; Bellarabi, Volland, Bailey
Guilherme; Zhivoglyadov, Howedes, Corluka, Ignatyev; Zhemaletdinov, Krychowiak, Joao Mario, Barinov, Rybus; Smolov
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow H2H
The two sides haven’t met before in a politician Uefa competition.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv TV channel and live stream information
The match will be televised live on BT Sport Extra 4 and can be streamed live online via the BT app and website.
You can follow all the action and analysis on NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog.