Qarabag FK vs. Bayer Leverkusen Europa League

Qarabag FK vs Bayer Leverkusen Europa League – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 07/03/2024

Qarabag FK vs Bayer Leverkusen Europa League Match Analysis

In the Europa League, the round of 16 stage is set to begin, with one of the matchups featuring Qarabag and Bayer Leverkusen in Baku.

Match Preview

Qarabag, the top team in Azerbaijan and a strong contender from Eastern Europe in European competitions this season, performed impressively in the Europa League group stage, securing second place.

Despite an initial setback in the Champions League qualifiers, they excelled in the Europa League, notably overcoming Braga in the previous playoff round.

Leading their domestic league comfortably by 23 points, Qarabag recently triumphed over Neftchi with a convincing 4-1 scoreline.

Bayer Leverkusen is enjoying a successful season, competing fiercely across various tournaments.

In the Bundesliga, they outperformed Cologne with a 2-0 victory, increasing their lead over Bayern Munich to 10 points.

With a strong position in the German Cup semifinals and a perfect record in the Europa League group stage, Leverkusen enters this clash as clear favorites.

The team, under Xabi Alonso’s guidance, approaches the European competition with confidence.

Prediction: Qarabag FK 1-3 Bayer Leverkusen

Qarabag will aim to challenge Leverkusen and replicate their resilient defensive display from previous matches to stay competitive.

However, Bayer Leverkusen’s formidable form presents a significant challenge for the hosts, likely leading to Leverkusen establishing a strong advantage for the second leg.

  • Prediction: Leverkusen to win
  • Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Possible Lineups

Qarabag FK: (4-2-3-1)

Lunyov;

Silva, Mustafazada, Guseynov, Medvedev;

P. Andrade, Jankovic;

L. Andrade, Benzia, Zoubir;

Juninho

Bayer Leverkusen: (3-4-2-1)

Hradecky;

Kossounou, Tah, Hincapie;

Frimpong, Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo;

Adli, Wirtz;

Schick

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