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Leverkusen so strong at home they can claim win over Man United

| 27.11.2013

Bayer Leverkusen have an incredibly strong home record in the Champions League and can continue this with victory over United.

The German side are undefeated on home turf at this stage of the competition since the 2002/03 season and can be backed at 7/5 to secure another win at the Bay Arena.

Leverkusen’s home form is similarly impressive this year, having won all their matches in all competitions there, apart from a draw against Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

However, United are also the last side to beat Leverkusen at this stage of the competition in Germany back in 2002 and the Red Devils can be backed at 9/5 to do the same again.

Plenty of goals can also be expected, with Leverkusen averaging over three goals a game at home in the league. The Germans thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in their last home fixture in the group and already scored twice against United in the six goal thriller at Old Trafford, demonstrating their ability to pierce the United back line.

With goals almost guaranteed in this fixture, a final result with over 3.5 goals is offered at 2/1 and over 4.5 goals at 4/1.

Meanwhile, bearing in mind Leverkusen’s strong home record, it is worth considering the total result market. A home win with over 2.5 goals being scored looks tempting at 11/4, as does a home win with both sides finding the net at 7/2.

Although Leverkusen boss Sami Hyypia will be without striker Sidney Sam for the match, Stefan Kiessling, who is already in double figures, looks good value to strike again at . Simon Rolfes also represents good value having scored in three of Leverkusen’s four fixtures so far.

For United, Wayne Rooney looks the most likely scorer after notching against Cardiff, while Robin van Persie remains an injury doubt with groin trouble, although he could still feature.

Rooney is a 6/1 shot to open the scoring, while RVP is 6/4 to find the net anytime for the English club.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Richard Postin