CL Match Preview : Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco

Bayer Leverkusen sit only three points ahead of third-placed Tottenham in the group but as a result of their superior head-to-head record with Spurs, have already secured their spot in the next round of the Champions League.

Monaco are four points ahead of Bayer 04 and have progressed as group winners. The Ligue 1 side are, however, unbeaten in their three Champions League meetings with their Bundesliga counterparts and will want to keep this run going.

These two sides drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture and a similar result is on the cards.

Team News

Bayer Leverkusen – Roger Schmidt is without Karim Bellarabi, Lars Bender, Stefan Kießling, Joel Pohjanpalo and Kevin Kampl through injury.

With a place in the next round of the Champions League already guaranteed, the Bayer Leverkusen boss may ring the changes.

Monaco – Leonardo Jardim has the luxury of a fully fit squad to select from ahead of the trip to Leverkusen.

Having already secured top spot, the Monaco boss could rest some key players here, with the likes of Almamy Toure, Nabil Dirar, Boschilla and Guido Carillo potentially coming into the XI.

Match Facts

Leverkusen have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches in UEFA Champions League.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Leverkusen’s last 7 UEFA Champions League games.

Monaco are undefeated in their last 8 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Leverkusen have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Monaco in all competitions.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Bayer Leverkusen 1.76 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Monaco has 4.78 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.98.

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