Bayer Leverkusen vs CSKA Moscow
UEFA Champions League – Group E
Date: Wednesday, 14th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow will be playing against each other at Bay Arena Leverkusen Germany on Wednesday. They two sides will be delighted and ready to take advantage of a favourable draw in this group stage.
The German side started the season with a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach, but prior to that they were victorious in their DFB Pokal game. B. Leverkusen seem to have straightened things last weekend, they defeated Hamburger 3-1 at home on Saturday. They are currently 6 in the Bundesliga table with 3 points in 2 games, they have won 1 and lost 1. They will be aiming to progress into round of 16 as they did last year.
The Russians didn’t make it out of the group stages last season, after managing just 1 win in 6 games. They recorded only 4 points from a possible 18 with 1 draw and 4 defeats as they left the competition. CSKA Moscow are currently 2nd in the Russian Premier League with 14 points, they are unbeaten in their 6 games so far this season. They will be aiming for a better Performance in this season’s Champions League to avoid early exit like last season.
The other teams in Group E of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League are Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco.
Bayer Leverkusen vs CSKA Moscow: Head to Head Statistics
The two sides will be meeting each other for the first time, there are no previous record of games between the two teams. Bayer Leverkusen last played against a Russian side in 2014/2015 when they defeated Zenith home and away.
Bayer Leverkusen vs CSKA Moscow: Prediction
Their are no favourite team in this fixture, the two teams are of equal strength. However, the German team have not lost at home in any UEFA competition since November 2014. They enter this game with confidence from a league win on Saturday.
CSKA Moscow are not bad in their recent outings, they have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 6 games. Their only problem is on scoring goals, they have not scored more than a goal in 5 of their last 6 goals.
Bayer Leverkusen vs CSKA Moscow: Betting Tips
Leverkusen to win at 4/6 (1.66)
Leverkusen to score over 1.5 goals at 8/11 (1.72).