Bayer Leverkusen vaulted into second place in their Bundesliga in their last match, but can the beat Manchester United at home and advance to the Champions League knockout phase?
There are a few scenarios where Bayer Leverkusen would advance even with a draw or loss, but a win will book their ticket to the last 16.
Man U will also advance with a win and if they play to a draw in their last two Champions League matches they will move on.
Odds makers may be thinking of that, as they have Man U as the underdog at +210 with Bayer Leverkusen at +145 and a draw line of +240.
Scenarios, schmenarios a win for either side will send them through and unless the winner stumbles in their last match it will also ensure they play a second side club in the round of 16.
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Bayer's defense has been up and down this season and while scoring clean sheet in their last match they gave up three goals in the previous one. Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney have combined for 13 goals this season in Premier League play and if the German squad can keep those two in check they will be more than happy.
In the first CL match in group play Man U beat Bayer Leverkusen with Rooney scoring two goals. The Bayer midfield was outplayed in that match and that cannot happen this time around on their home pitch.
On the other side of the Bayer's Sidney Sam and Stefan Kießling have combined for 15 goals and they will face a Man U defense that had two clean sheets in a row before giving up two in their last match.
Man U plays much better when ahead and has the advantage and Bayer need to make sure that does not happen. The Red Devils may not press as much as usual in this match, as a draw would suit them fine keeping one point clear of the Germans with one CL match remaining.
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