Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen Free Betting Tips 14.02.2019

Krasnodar ends their winter break to face Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday 14 February in the first leg of the second phase of the Europa League 2018/2019. The match will be played at the Krasnodar stadium in Russia, and the start is scheduled for 15:55 (Brasília time). The return match was scheduled for February 21 in Germany.
At this stage, the 24 clubs that managed to qualify in the group stage of the Europa League won the company of the eight third place in the same stage of the Champions League. Whoever adds the most points in the two matches will advance to the next stage, which will have a pairing defined through a draw without any direction. If necessary, goal balance and away goals will be used as tiebreaker criteria. Even though there is no definition, the decision will take place through penalties.


The defeat, as a visitor, 3-0 to Sevilla, was the last official commitment of Krasnodar. The game, for the sixth – last – round of the Europa League qualifying round came on December 13, when local tournament scheduling had already been paralyzed.
The strong winter makes every year, although Russia follows the standard European calendar of seasons involving the second half of a year and the first of the following, are not held football games until the beginning of March.
In this way, the preparation of Krasnodar for the resumption of official duels counted only with friendly. There were four between the end of January and the beginning of February. The team beat Lokomotiv Moscow (1-0) and Malmo (2-0); tied with Beijing Renhe (1 to 1) and lost to Basel (2 to 0).
It was an attempt to return to the good pace that led the team to a quiet classification in the first phase of the Europa League. With 12 points (four wins and two losses), Krasnodar came second in Group J, which saw Sevilla top spot. The Spaniards scored the same number of points. They took advantage only in direct confrontation.
The team do well in local duels. In the Russian Cup, he is in the middle of the quarter-finals. His first leg at the start of December was a 2-2 draw with Rostov at home. The second is scheduled for February 24, when he will play the game again.
In the Russian Championship, with 33 points (ten wins, three draws and four losses), he is in the vice-lead. Only one point behind Zenit Petersburg. As principal, he won 17 of the 27 points played in his stadium. It was five wins, two draws and two defeats with 16 goals scored and six conceded. Low right for the confrontation this Thursday is midfielder Pavel Mamaev, suspended.

Bayer Leverkusen

In its reworking process since the signing of coach Petr Bosz in the winter internationale of German football, Bayer Leverkusen achieved a significant result on Friday, February 8, in the match that opened the twenty-first round of the German 2018 / 2019. Away from home, he thrashed Mainz 5-1.
With that, he joined the first made in the zone of classification for European tournaments in the season 2019/2020 through the Bundesliga. Having reached 33 points (ten wins, three draws and eight losses), he moved up to sixth place.
It was a way to compensate his fans for the disappointment of a few days earlier when they were eliminated in the Round of 16 by beating Heidenheim (2-1).
The Europa League, however, is the priority at this late season finale. It was in her that Bosz, being runner-up with Ajax, boosted his career. Leverkusen’s good campaign as a visitor is a factor of confidence. The team is the fourth best in the German Championship. Of the 33 points he played as column two, he won 17 (five wins, two draws and four losses) having scored 21 goals and suffered 16. For Thursday’s meeting, doubts by injury are restricted to defender Panagiotis Retsos and to midfielder Lars Bender.

History of the matches Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen

This will be the first match involving the teams.

Football Prediction of the Day Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen

With Krasnodar certainly without a competitive pace and Leverkusen on a growth path, the prognosis in the German side’s victory seems to be the best fit for Thursday’s showdown for the first leg of the Europa League second round in its 2018 / 2019.

Bet Tips: Leverkusen
Odds: 2.00

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