Date: on the 14th of February, 2019 (Thursday)
Match start: 18:55 (GMT+1)
Tournament: The Europa League. 1/16 final.
In the 1st match of the 1/16 final of the Europa League Krasnodar Russia will play against Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bulls are preparing for the second half of the season in Russian Premier League and the matches of the Europa League play-off.
We must they that they are rather successful though we doubt that the results of the matches with unpopular teams will directly influence on the outcome of the match against Bayer.
Krasnodar likes and is able to use attacking football and it demonstrated this during the first circle of the Russian Premier League and the group stage of the Europa League.
Bayer this season doesn’t impress much, takes only 7th line in Bundesliga and misses a lot of goals and practically has lost all chances to take Euro Cups places in the championship if only the rivals won’t start to make mistakes.
But the group tournament has been spent by Bayer on 100%. The team has suffered only one loss but missed 9 balls in 6 games. But we have to note that the rivals weren’t very strong – Zürich, Switzerland, Ludogorets, Bulgaria, AEK.
We are waiting for hard fight. Krasnodar has already proved that it is able to win over any team on home arena.
It is enough to recollect the match against Sevilla had this means that the Green and Blacks will try to score as many goals as possible.
Of course we are afraid that the lack of experience of the coach can influence on the outcome of two-legged tie.