FC Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadion FK Krasnodar, Krasnodar
Bayer Leverkusen travel to Krasnodar for their Europa League clash on the back of a thrashing 1-5 win at Mainz seen in Bundesliga over the weekend, where Wendell, Havertz, Brandt, and Bellarabi all found the net and lifted their team spirits after a disappointing DFB Pokal exit in the hands of Heidenheim.
Die Werkself have seen slip-ups on the road but it feels they’re now coming into the match in great spirits, which should secure clear minds as they take on a trip to Russia. They’re in for no easy task at Stadion FK Krasnodar, though, and could need all they can get in an attempt to earn an advantage in the first leg.
Krasnodar have proven great character in front of the home crowd and they’ve picked it up through early-February friendlies, with wins over New England, Malmo, and Lokomotiv Moscow. They lack the competitive edge but we’ve seen them rock-solid at the back along the way, which promises a great challenge on Thursday.
FC Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
The sides have never met beforehand and now look for historic success over the rivals.
Krasnodar have proven their character at this ground on many occasions already.
Bayer Leverkusen come as slight favourites but have a lot to prove as they want to deny the home side – something Sevilla, Standard Liege, and Akhisarspor all failed to do.
FC Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
We will now back Krasnodar to shock the German rivals and we’ll stick our necks out for a Home win at 3.60, which seems like a lively longshot as Murad Musaev’s men did that on more than one occasions this term – now looking very motivated to keep it up through the knockout stages.
Still, Bayer pose a serious challenge and now boast great shape in the attacking third, which has us going for a YES on Both teams to score at 1.66. We have seen both scoring many goals lately and this looks like further evidence for such a bet!
FC Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Home win @ 3.60
Both teams to score YES @ 1.66.