Bayer Leverkusen bounced back from successive league defeats with back-to-back wins and will look to carry this momentum into the welcome of Atletico Madrid. They are unbeaten in the Champions League this term, though drew two of their three home group games earlier in the season.
Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in their last seven games away from home, though four of those have been draws.
A 4-1 win at the weekend ended a run of successive stalemates on the road as they returned to winning ways on their travels at just the right time.
Neither side will want to give too much away in the first leg with a draw on the cards in Germany. Naija and Bet
Bayer Leverkusen – Hakan Calhanoglu is suspended for the remainder of the season.
Jonathan Tah is injured, which could see Aleksandar Dragovic feature alongside Omer Toprak at the heart of the defence, though Tintin Jedvaj is pushing for a start.
Lars Bender is a doubt for the Bundesliga outfit.
Atletico Madrid – Tiago and Augusto Fernandez are both injured for Atletico Madrid.
Jan Oblak and Juanfran are both closing in on a return to fitness, though played no part in the 4-1 win at Sporting Gijon and will sit this one out.
Kevin Gamiero is pushing for a start at Fernando Torres’ expense after bagging a quick fire hat-trick at the weekend.
Leverkusen have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Atletico in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Atletico’s last 7 games (UEFA Champions League).
Leverkusen are undefeated in their last 8 matches (UEFA Champions League).
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