Leverkusen vs Porto: Match preview
Bayer Leverkusen will host Portugal’s vice-champions Porto at the Bayer Arena in Leverkusen in the 1/16 Europa League final. The game is played on Thursday.
The teams are in a good mood after both teams have won three games in a row, while in the last five matches they have won four in all competitions.
Leverkusen team news:
This is Bayer Leverkusen’s fifth appearance in the knockout phase of the Europa League and they are in great shape. They have won five of their last six games in all competitions, including the last two in the Bundesliga, against Dortmund 4-3 and Union Berlin 2-3 last weekend.
This will be their first match against Porto in a European competitions, although they played a friendly game in the summer of 2016, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Bayer Leverkusen have reached this stage of the competition after dropping out of the Champions League group. In there where they have finished third behind Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
Porto team news:
Porto also appears for the fifth time in the knockout phase of the Europa League. They have emerged as winners of their Group G where they played with the Rangers, Young Boys and Feyenoord.
As for his recent appearances, Porto travels to Leverkusen in positive form after winning five of their last six games, including each of their last three matches.
So far, Porto has played a total of 17 games on German soil, losing nine and winning only three times. They have lost no match in each of their last six trips to Germany, where they have drawn draws twice and lost four matches.
Both teams are highly experienced when it comes for matches in Europe, so small details will decide the outcome of this match. One thing that is in favor of Leverkusen is that they have been great on their pitch in recent years.
On the other side Porto has been relatively poor at away games. This is likely to be one tight match, with fewer goals expected, but we believe Leverkusen could pull off a win, at least by one goal difference.
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