UEFA Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen vs Barcelona Prediction, Preview and Betting Tips
Bayer Leverkusen will face Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Group E match at BayArena Stadium on Wednesday evening, with Bayer aiming to win this match in order to have any chance of qualifying for the last 16 and Barcelona hoping to continue their good form in the Champions League. Bayer Leverkusen enters into this match with a 2-1 defeat to Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga, while Barcelona came with a 1-1 draw to Valencia in the Liga BBVA. Both teams have already met this season in the group stage which ended with 2-1 victory for Barcelona.
Bayer Leverkusen are in poor shape this season and are currently sitting at third spot in the Champions League Group E group with 5 points having won only one game, drawn two and lost two in all five games played in the competition. The club came into this game without a win in their last three games with two draws against BATE and Schalke 04 and a defeat against Hertha BSC. Bayer Leverkusen still remain in contention to qualify for the final 16 of the Champions League after playing out at 1-1 draw in BATE.
Barcelona are placed at the top of the Group E table with 13 points having won four games and drawn one out of five games played in the Champions League tournament and have sealed their berth to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Barcelona are in superb form this year and have managed eight wins and two draws from their last ten games. Barcelona have also got solid defense and excellent offence in all competitions, conceding only 3 goals and scoring 29 goals from their last eight games.
Barcelona are expected to employ an offensive game plan to win this match, while Bayer Leverkusen are expected to be patient and play smart defense until the offensive team makes a mistake. Barcelona are playing offensive game for the last few months and are expected to score a couple of goals in this match. We predict Barcelona will win this game.
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