In the return leg of the international playoffs, there is little room for tactical games. It’s just about qualifying for the next round with all your might. Leverkusen have a good chance of surviving the sixteenth finals. The 0: 0 in the first leg in Krasnodar is a good, but also dangerous result. Due to the away goals, the Werkself have to win at home. Only a 0-0 would mean an extension. However, the Leverkusen play in recent weeks partly intoxicating football, so we have to see the home side as a favorite to progress.
Today’s Betting Prediction Leverkusen vs Krasnodar
The forerunners are definitely in favor of Bayer 04, as they have won four of their last games in the European Championship semi-finals. However, the Werkself have also won only two of the last four home games in the Europa League against Russian clubs. Nevertheless, at first glance we would risk a prediction in the match between Leverkusen and Krasnodar for a victory of the home side, which apparently now understood how Peter Bosz play and therefore were relatively successful in recent weeks. We do not assume that there will be a lot of sampling by the hosts. The Germans will put everything on the map victory. On the other hand, we expect Krasnodar to be more reluctant, although an away goal could be worth gold. Nevertheless, the Russians are likely to be more defensive and try to successfully complete a quick counterattack. Before the kick-off between Leverkusen and Krasnodar odds of a maximum of 1.47 on a home win are offered. This makes it clear how the balance of power should be stored. We therefore assume that the fifth of the German Bundesliga will also be in the round of the last sixteen in the Lostopf. The second leg of the Europa League semi-final between Bayer Leverkusen vs FK Krasnodar in the BayArena will start on 21.02.2019 at 21:00.
Leverkusen – Statistics & Current Form
Bayer Leverkusen are slowly but surely picking up speed this season. There are also setbacks here and there under Peter Bosz, for example at the Cup defeat in Heidenheim, but overall the handwriting of the Dutchman is already clearly recognizable and this leads the Werkself currently also to successes. In the Bundesliga, for example, there were last four wins in a row. Bayer 04 climbed to fifth place in the classification. The goal of occupying an international place is tangible. Now the Rhinelanders want to attack the Champions League. Especially the attack machine is currently almost outstanding. In the last five victories Bayer has always been successful with at least two goals difference. This could mean that in the duel between Leverkusen vs Krasnodar a tip on a handicap victory of the hosts could certainly be an option, especially since the odds for this game outcome are once again significantly higher than a normal home win in the BayArena.
Last weekend Bayer 04 played a superb game and defeated Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-0 in the derby. However, this result does not say how clear this game was overall.
“If we behave as confidently as on Sunday, we come to our possibilities. If we stay patient, we have a very, very good chance of progressing. ” – Sven Bender
The Fortuna could not have complained about a 0: 4 or 0: 5. So Kai Havertz and Lean Bailey were the only two scorers on Sunday. In this condition, now a victory against Krasnodar should be sought, as the recovered defensive chief Sven Bender let know. This staffing site seems to be closed, but Peter Bosz still has his concerns in other positions. Joel Pohjanpalo and Panagiotis Retsos are still out. Lars Bender and Karim Bellarabi will not be able to participate on Thursday. Kevin Volland could be on the wing for Bellarabi and Lucas Alario should start as center-forward. But that also means that nothing will change in the offensive direction of the Werkself.
Expected formation of Leverkusen:
Hradecky – Wendell, Tah, S. Bender, Weiser – Aranguiz, Brandt, Havertz – Bailey, Volland, Alario – Coach: Bosz
Last matches from Leverkusen:
- 17.02.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Dusseldorf 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
- 14.02.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs. FC Krasnodar. Leverkusen 0: 0 (Europa League)
- 08.02.2019 – Mainz vs. Leverkusen 1: 5 (Bundesliga)
- 05.02.2019 – 1. FC Heidenheim vs. Leverkusen 2: 1 (DFB Cup)
- 02.02.2019 – Leverkusen Vs. Bayern 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
Krasnodar – Statistics & Current Form
For Krasnodar it was a cold start from zero to one hundred. The season in the Russian Premier League is still in the winter break. Murad Musaev was able to check the form of his team only in test matches in preparation. The first leg in the past week was FK Krasnodar’s first competitive match. The Russians have not arrived properly in calendar year 2019 yet. Therefore, there is also a tendency to exploit the odds of a home win in the second leg between Leverkusen and Krasnodar. Food gets our thesis also by a statistic, which does not speak in favor of the Russians. Krasnodar has played three times in Germany in the European Cup. Three times the Russians flew home with a defeat in their luggage. Even today, the balance sheet in foreign places is quite expandable, because Krasnodar has won in the last five competitive games away only once. The fact that this statistic is now improved in the BayArena is rather unacceptable.
But Krasnodar plays a great season so far and mixes in Russia even in the title fight. After completing the first round is the second place to book. The gap to front runner Zenit St. Peterburg amounts to only one counter, with Krasnodar also having the much better goal difference.
“In the second leg it will be difficult for us. But I think we should be well prepared. ” – Murad Musaev
Maybe this season will even win the big coup. It would be the first championship ever for Krasnodar. The entry into the Champions League is currently probably the minimum goal. As far as Murad Musaev currently but not even think. The focus is solely on the second leg in Leverkusen. The coach of the Russians knows that a difficult task is imminent, but he sees his team well able to make the step into the second round at the BayArena. Personally, there could be minor modifications. There are currently no injured or suspended players at Krasnodar. As a result, Murad Musaev will be able to send his dream staff on the lawn.
Expected formation of Krasnodar:
Kritsyuk – Stotskiy, Martynovich, Spajic, Petrov – Kabore, Pereyra, Olsson – Claesson, Wanderson, Ignatiev – Coach: Musaev
Last matches of Krasnodar:
- 14.02.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs. Leverkusen 0: 0 (Europa League)
- 06.02.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs. Lokomotiv Moscow 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
- 03.02.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs. Malmö FF 2: 0 (Friendlies)
- 03.02.2019 – FC Krasnodar vs. New England Revolution 2: 0 (Friendlies)
- 29.01.2019 – Beijing Renhe Vs. FC Krasnodar 1: 1 (Friendlies)
Leverkusen vs. Krasnodar Direct Comparison
The first leg in the past week was the first duel between Leverkusen vs Krasnodar. Overall, it was not a good game that was very tactical. Consequently, in the end only a 0-0 came out of it. But the Werkself had a lot more of the game and in the end the Russians could be reasonably happy that it was enough for a draw. The starting position before the return match in Germany could have been significantly worse, after the guests had a good two-thirds ball possession and, for example, a corner ratio of 8: 1 in their favor.
Leverkusen vs Krasnodar Betting Tips and Predictions Analyzed
Germany has not been a good place for the currently current Russian Premier League. Three times you stepped on German soil and lost three times. Therefore, before the game between Leverkusen and Krasnodar, the prediction goes significantly towards a home victory. Maybe even betting on a win with at least two goals difference might make sense, because Bayer 04 have all made their last five wins this way. Of course, there were also defeats in between and also a draw in the first leg of this mating. The 0: 0 is a chance for both teams, but basically we see the prospects of getting ahead at 80:20 for the Werkself.
Key Facts – Leverkusen vs Krasnodar tips
In the first leg Leverkusen was superior, but did not go beyond a goalless draw.
Leverkusen has always won the last five wins by at least two goals.
Krasnodar has completed three competitive matches in Germany and always lost.
That’s why we can still see value in odds of 1.47 on a home win. We can actually imagine a handicap victory, but maybe we would rather keep our fingers off it. Nevertheless, we assume that the team of Peter Bosz will be in the knockout round even in the pot. Therefore, in the duel between Leverkusen and Krasnodar we would give a tip on a home win, whether this is spectacular or just achieved.
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