Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen Live Stream, Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews UEFA Champions League


Monaco enter this game with Bayer Leverkusen in pole position in Group E following their win at Wembley in the first round. If the hosts can make it 2 from 2 they look really well set to qualify from this group into the knockout stages.

Domestically Moanco's form is good winning 2-1 at home at the weekend against Angers. They enter this game having won 9/10 games in all competitions with no draws.

In Europe in 5 ties this campaign Monaco have won 4 including both home fixtures. Villarreal (1-0) and Fenerbahce (3-1) were defeated here and having beaten Leverkusen in their only recent match in France 1-0 back in 2014 Monaco will expect the winning run to continue.

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen visit Monaco after winning a thriller in Mainz (2-3) following a Hernandez hattrick. Having drawn 2-2 at home to CSKA Moscow (2-2) in their Champions League opener they will want to avoid defeat in this one at the very least.

Leverkusen have made a mixed start to the Bundesliga, Saturday's win was just their second in 5 games with 2 defeats. Both defeats have come away from home, all 3 away games domestically have ended in over 2.50 goals with both scoring in each.

In Europe have lost 4/5 away games with their sole point at BATE (1-1). Leverkusen have conceded in their last 5 away games and in the 14/15 Champions League season lost twice to Monaco both by 1-0 scorelines.

Betting Verdict

Given the lack of draws in Monaco games this season I'm going to back them on the nose to see off Leverkusen on Tuesday night. The hosts are battle hardened already having defeated Villarreal and Fenerbahce already at home.

The win at Tottenham was also impressive and I feel Leverkusen are just too brittle on their travels. Most of their away games domestically end in shootouts and the last 3 in Europe have ended with both teams scoring.

Only Juventus and Arsenal have stopped Monaco winning at home in their last 7 home European games and at odds against I'll back them to see off the Germans as they did twice in 2014.
Head To Head
Monaco have won both of their previous encounters with Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 back in the 2014/15 Champions League group stages.
Monaco have won 80% of their home matches this season and 80% of their overall matches. Bayer Leverkusen have lost 50% of their trips away as well.

Team News

Right winger Nabil Dirar is still sidelined with a calf problem, and both Radamel Falcao and Almamy Toure are expected to miss out as well.

Defenders Joel Abu Hanna and Lukas Boeder are both expected to be missing, as is midfielder Vladlen Yurchenko and right winger Karim Bellarabi.

Free Betting Tips

Monaco to Win at 13/10 with bet365

Correct Score Predictions

Monaco to Win 2-1 at 8/1 with bet365

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