BATE Borisov vs. Bayer Leverkusen Champions League Soccer Betting Preview
Outside Barcelona who need just one point in the remaining two games to qualify to the Knockout Phase as the top team in Group E, the rest of the members in the group need to win their remaining games keep up their hopes of qualifying for the next stage. Essentially, that’s the reason both BATE and Bayer Leverkusen will treat their Tuesday soccer betting odds encounter as a must-win game. A victory for BATE will ensure they go third or second if Roma loses to Barcelona. If Leverkusen wins, they will be able to go second, heaping pressure on Roma and ensuring BATE’s qualification hopes come to an end. Bearing all that in mind, below is an online betting preview of the BATE vs. Bayer clash.
Bayer Leverkusen @ Bate Borisov Soccer Betting Information and Lines
Venue: Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus
Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Soccer lines: BATE to win 15/4 Draw 14/5 Leverkusen 7/10
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BATE Borisov vs. Bayer Leverkusen Soccer Lines Analysis
In their quest for a win, Leverkusen will be hoping that their in-form striker Javier Hernandez continue his stellar run, having scored 10 goals in his last seven consecutive games for Bayer, taking his total to 12 goals in his 15 games since signing with them early in the season. Over the weekend, Hernandez scored two goals that helped Leverkusen to claim a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. In the Champions League, they sit third in Group E with 4 points, and will hope to leap over Roma (5 points), who face the mighty Barcelona on Tuesday. Leverkusen will still not qualify with a win, but it will put them one game away from qualification.
BATE, on the other hand, have struggled in Europe, gathering just three points from four games. They have conceded the highest number of goals, with 11, and have scored just four which is the least in the group. Even so, they will be playing at home and a win will keep their hopes alive, especially if Roma doesn’t get a winning result. Given they have missed the knockout stage on four straight attempts, and considering their concerning run this season in the Champions League, there’s barely much to hope for here. But then again, soccer betting is always full of surprises, so we can’t rule out an upset from BATE in this game.
Bayer Lerverkusen and Bate Borisov Major Injury Concerns
- Bayer Leverkusen: Tin Jedvaj and Robbie Kruse
- BATE: None
- BATE: LLWLLW
- Leverkusen: WLLLWW
Key Soccer Betting Trends
- BATE have failed to qualify for the round of 16 in four previous attempts
- BATE are without a win in their last two games
- Leverkusen won the last encounter against BATE
If cannot be out-rightly said that any of these two sides are in good form, as they have both had an inconsistent run of results. Nonetheless, Leverkusen are coming into this game on the back of a morale-boosting win over the weekend, buoying their chances for a win. Plus, Leverkusen host Barcelona in their last game of the group stages, so they know that this could be their only chance to move closer to a Round of 16 qualification. A narrow win, probably 1-0 or 2-1, should thus be in the books for Bayer Leverkusen.