Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: RZD Arena (Moscow).
Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to pick up back to back wins in the Champions League this week, as they lock horns with a Lokomotiv Moscow side, who have been struggling to get things going for them in recent games.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this clash which Lokomotiv Moscow won 2-1.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Lokomotiv Moscow are on a poor run of form at the moment, both in their domestic campaign and in the Champions League. The hosts are currently sitting third in Group D, just above Bayer Leverkusen, albeit only on goal difference, with no more than three points to their name.
It is also worth mentioning that home advantage has not been working its charm for the Russian outfit in their recent matchups. Their last clash here saw them register no more than a 1-1 draw against Krasnodar.
The squad have admitted defeat in three of their past five games on home soil as well. Furthermore, Lokomotiv Moscow have been at the losing end in each of their previous two European games here. And, have not come out on top since their win over this foe back in their opening clash either.
In sharp contrast, Bayer Leverkusen have started to show signs of promise. The visiting contingent got their first taste of success in their last European clash at home which saw them stun Atletico Madrid with a 2-1 scorecard.
In addition, the away side managed to bring a three-match losing streak on the road to a halt, in their previous outing in the Bundesliga. The squad pulled off a convincing 2-0 win over Wolfsburg in that latter matchup. Hence, Bayer Leverkusen are certainly sizing up to be the favorites to secure all three points in this one.
Also, Lokomotiv Moscow have conceded two goals or more in four of their last seven matchups on home soil. The home side are yet to keep a clean sheet in the Champions League as well and have conceded two goals each in their clashes here with group members Atletico Madrid and Juventus.
Meanwhile, Leverkusen have not failed to find the back of the net in their past five games on the trot. Taking into account that their previous h2h meeting also witnessed both teams find the back of the net together, expect the two sides to get their names on the scoresheet this week as well.
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting tips
Bayer Leverkusen to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).