After a solid 3-1 win in the weekend, Bayer Leverkusen will be turning their focus to the European stage as they host Atletico Madrid at the BayArena in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Bayer Looking To Take The Advantage
The hosts have been in a very inconsistent form in the Bundesliga lately. Bayer Leverkusen have collected a total of 9 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in the Bundesliga. Their last league match was against Augsburg away from home where they won 3-1.
Bayer Leverkusen are currently sitting in the 8th place in the league table. They have 30 points from 9 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. The team scored 34 goals and conceded 30 since the start of the season.
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.
The Visitors To Limit The Hosts Attack
The visitors are in a much better form in their local league compared to the hosts. Atletico have won their last three games in La Liga and are unbeaten in their last five. They have collected a total of 11 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in La Liga. Their last league match was against Sporting Gijon away from home where they won 4-1.
Atletico Madrid are currently sitting in the 4th place in the league table. They have 45 points from 13 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses. They have scored 43 goals and conceded 19 since the start of the season.
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.
Head To Head
Bayer Leverkusen have won 1 of the last 3 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in March 2015 when the final score was 1-0 to Atletico at home.
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