Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Stadion FK Krasnodar when Krasnodar and Bayer Leverkusen face each other in the Europa League last 32, first leg. Krasnodar suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Sevilla in their last group game, but they totally deserved to book their place in the knockout stages of the competition. It is well known that the Russian side have turned their stadium into a real fortress and despite the fact that Bayer Leverkusen have found their form of late, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. The Bundesliga side have been scoring goals for fun of late, but tired legs are likely to prove to a big problem for the visitors in Thursday’s football match. Taking everything into account, we believe that the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg at Stadion FK Krasnodar.
Highlighted Player (Christian Cueva):
Christian Cueva is a Peru international who was born in Trujillo (Peru) on November 23, 1991. Cueva is a produce of Universidad San Martin football school and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 19 goals in 120 appearances for the club (league matches) the 169-cm tall attacking midfielder moved to Universidad Cesar Vallejo in 2012. Due to the lack of first-team football, Christian Cueva quickly left the club, signing a deal with Union Espanola. The Peru international played for the likes of Rayo Vallecano (loan), Allianza Lima, Toluca and Sao Paulo as well before joining Russian side Krasnodar in 2018. Christian Cueva has established himself as one of the key players of the Peruvian national team and it is well known that he represented los Incas at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Nonetheless, despite beating Australia in their last group game, Peru eventually failed to book their place in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament in Russia.
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.