Our match prediction:
Bayer Leverkusen’s job in the Europa League last 32 is half done. The Bundesliga side recorded a 1-0 win over Sporting in Lisbon and Roger Schmidt’s men are now on a quest to defend their slim lead in the return leg. Bayer suffered a 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in Sunday’s Bundesliga derby, but they are certainly capable of beating the Lions in Thursday’s Europa League game. Jorge Jesus’s troops recorded only one win in previous 15 away games in the Europa League and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Leverkusen’s party at BayArena. When the two teams met in Leverkusen 16 years ago in the Champions League, the German side registered a 3-2 victory over Sporting and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. Bayer Leverkusen did suffer the 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in their last home fixture, but you should know that Roger Schmidt’s team tend to produce fine performances at home ground in European competitions.
Highlighted Team (Bayer Leverkusen):
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German football club from the city Leverkusen in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.The home kit of Bayer Leverkusen is black and red. The club is playing his home games in the Bay Arena. Bayer Leverkusen started to play in the Bundesliga from season 1979/1980. In 1988 Bayer Leverkusen managed to win the UEFA Cup by beating Espanyol in the final with 1-0. In the national league Bayer Leverkusen has been the most succesfull in the last couple of years with the 2nd place as their best performance.Bayer Leverkusen never managed to win the league title. The current biggest rival of Bayer Leverkusen is 1. Koln. Next to football Bayer Leverkusen has a volleyball and basketball division as well. Currently Bayer Leverkusen is one of the biggest teams in the Bundesliga. Known players that played for Bayer Leverkusen are: Ballack, Voller, Lucio and Vidal.