Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Match Info
Date: Wednesday September 18 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (Poland)
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Head-To-Head Record
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Stats
- Lokomotiv Moscow have lost their last seven matches against German clubs in European competitions
- Bayer Leverkusen have played 11 previous European matches against Russian clubs and won four, drawn four and lost three
- Bayer have drawn three of their last four European games
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Match Preview
These teams are the definite outsiders to qualify from Champions League Group D, but Bayer Leverkusen are hot favourites to get an early three points on the board when they host Lokomotiv Moscow.
Atletico Madrid and Juventus meet in Wednesday’s other match-day one fixture in this pool and while at least one of that high-quality duo is certain to drop points, they will be expected to make up any ground lost and finish in the top two of the standings come December.
But Leverkusen can give themselves the perfect start by making it eight straight defeats for Lokomotiv against German opposition, although Die Werkself will not be pleased at the way their three-match winning start to this season has ended in their last couple of games.
Peter Bosz’s side were held 0-0 at home by Hoffenheim and then suffered a 4-0 drubbing away to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday when their hosts produced a clinical display of counter-attacking football.
Like Leverkusen, Lokomotiv gained direct entry to the group stage of this competition after finishing runners-up in the Russian league last season and their form, especially away from home, has been fairly solid this term.
We think this contest will be closer than the bookmakers expect and as Lokomotiv have a consistent record of finding the net – only one blank in their last 12 matches – both teams to score at odds-against looks the best bet here.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 21/20 with William Hill
Lokomotiv Moscow +2 on the handicap @ 8/11 with bet365