Expect a down the wire match as both AS Monaco and Bayer compete for the points in this highly anticipated tournament.
Match Date: 27 September 2016 (local time)
Venue: Stade Louis II
Following their 0-4 thrashing from Nice, Monaco recovered from the shame via securing a victory over Angers. Playing at home, the said victory gives them the confidence to snatch another round of three points.
It must be noted that the Monegasque squad remains undefeated in its last four Champions league matches. Their most recent encounter, which was pitted against the heavy online betting favorite, Tottenham ended in their favor. This further increases the possibility that they might dominate their match against Bayer Leverkusen.
Since they are currently ranked 2nd in the league table, their recent success salvages them from the heavy pressure of this highly competitive match. In addition, Monaco has won their last two Champions League matches against Bayer Leverkusen.
Chicharito’s hat-trick salvaged Bayer Leverkusen from a rampaging Mainz last weekend.
With a performance like that, many are expecting the Mexican super star to do the same in their upcoming Champions League match.
In its three encounters in the competition, Bayer could only afford a draw and obviously, this is hurting their campaign.
During their debut match, it can be remembered that CSKA Moscow was able to force them to settle for an even steven finish. This is despite the bitter reality that they took the early lead.
As mentioned, Bayer has never won against Monaco in their last two meetings. Perhaps, this match could make a difference or if they are inconsistent, they might just see their fourth draw in this competition.