Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Tuesday’s football game at RZD Arena pits together Lokomotiv Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen. Lokomotiv Moscow are on a three-game losing run in Group D, but they could still book their place in the Europa League knockout stages. Since a win over the Bundesliga side will see Yury Semin’s charges secure a top-three finish, we predict that the hosts will go all guns blazing at Petr Bosz’s men.
Bayer Leverkusen, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Atletico Madrid, and they managed to get one. However, the Germans, who are not regarded as good travelers, are unlikely to spoil Lokomotiv’s party in Moscow. You should bear in mind that the visitors will be without midfielder Nadiem Amiri, who was sent off in the 2-1 win over Diego Simeone’s troops. When the two teams met at BayArena earlier in the process, the Russians defeated the Bundesliga team 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Grzegorz Krychowiak):
Born on 29 January 1990, Grzegorz Krychowiak began his professional career at Bordeaux, but having failed to be given a proper chance to impress by les Girondins, he instead gained valuable first team experience during loan spells with Reims and Nantes. Reims decided to purchase his contract in 2012 and that proved a great decision as the Polish midfielder impressed in two Ligue 1 seasons, scoring 8 goals in 70 appearances to secure a lucrative move to Sevilla.
Krychowiak didn’t need a lot of time to prove his worth in Spanish La Liga as he quickly developed into one of the league’s best central midfielders, while helping los Rojiblancos defend the Europa League trophy in 2014/2015. Numerous top clubs have been casting admiring glances his way and it is just a matter of time before the midfielder leaves his current employers for greener pastures.
Krychowiak needed some time to become an indispensable member of the Poland national team, but he has since grown into a genuine leader and is now among the first names on the team sheet.
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 successful 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: Michael Ballack, Rudi Voller, Lucio and Arturo Vidal.