Club Brugge vs. Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 07, 2022 21:00 CET
Considering the style of play of Club Brugge and Leverkusen, it is to be expected that their duel in the first round of the Champions League will be very dynamic.
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The home team welcomes the start of the Champions League match in a great mood, but also in great shape. Club Brugge is on a streak of 4 consecutive victories in the domestic championship, and I must say that they seem very compact on the field. They are characterized by a very disciplined but also offensive game, and we do not believe that they will change their winning tactics in the match against Leverkusen.
So far, they have played 4 games at home in which they won 3 and drew 1, with a goal difference of 10 goals scored and 4 goals conceded.
The home field is one of their main weapons, so the full stands of the “Jan Breydel” stadium should be a big wind at the back of the Brugge players.
The Leverkusen team seems completely unrecognizable at the start of this season. In the first round of the national cup, they were eliminated by Elversberg, and then the agony shifted to the Bundesliga.
Leverkusen suffered 4 defeats in the first five rounds and is currently in 14th place in the table. They have conceded as many as 9 goals so far, while last season they conceded 47 goals in 34 games.
Leverkusen is clearly in crisis, and this game comes at a very awkward time. Their thoughts are equally focused on the domestic championship and the Champions League. So, we believe that a negative result in the Bundesliga could very well affect their ambitions in the UEFA CL.
Injuries and suspensions
Club Brugge: Buchanan, Clinton Mata, Lang, Rits and Vormer.
Bayer Leverkusen: Adli, Bellarabi, Lunev and Wirtz.
Club Brugge vs. Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Bookmakers gave the away team the epithet of favorites in this game, and we are amazed by that decision. Club Brugge is in excellent shape, they play very well in front of their fans, while on the other hand, Leverkusen is in a big crisis.
Considering that both teams have a lot of problems with the absence of players, as well as the fact that this is the first round where, as usual, the teams play much more cautiously, we are going against the bookies this time, and predict the game in a slightly calmer rhythm.
Prediction: Under 10 shots on target