The home side are likely to line up in a 3-4-3 formation with Lucas Hradecky in goal. Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah and Piero Hincapie are likely to line up as the back three here and they will be hoping to help Leverkusen stay organised at the back and build from the deep as well. Jeremie Frimpong and Daley Sinkgraven are expected to be deployed as the full-backs. The two players will look to provide an outlet going forward and they will hope to protect the central defenders as well. Kerem Demirbay and Robert Andrich will be deployed in the middle of the park and they will hope to keep things tight in the middle and recycle possession. In the attack, Adam Hlozek and Moussa Diaby will line up as the wide forwards and they will be hoping to add creativity and goals from the flanks.
Mohamed Camara and Youssouf Fofana will form the midfield pivot here and the two players will look to protect the central defenders and break up the opposition play. Aleksandr Golovin and Krepin Diatta will be the attacking midfielders here and they will look to come inside and crowd out the midfield as well as drift into the wide areas depending upon the situation. Wissam Ben Yedder is set to lead the line for Monaco alongside Takumi Minamino. Probable Lineup (4-2-2-2): Nubel; Aguilar, Disasi, Maripan, Henrique; Camara, Fofana; Diatta, Golovin; Minamino, Yedder Key Stats Leverkusen’s home record against Ligue 1 opposition is W6 D1 L3.
Leverkusen have also beaten French opponents in all five meetings in UEFA Europa League and UEFA Cup games at the BayArena. All six of Bayer’s previous meetings with Monaco were in the UEFA Champions League group stage, with Leverkusen winning one, drawing two and losing three. Wissam Ben Yedder is MonacoвЂ™s top scorer this season and with 14 goals to his name. Monaco have conceded 5 goals from their last 5 matches across all competitions.
Florian Wirtz is set to lead the line for the hosts. Probable Lineup (3-4-3): Hradecky; Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie; Frimpong, Demirbay, Andrich, Sinkgraven; Hlozek, Wirtz, Diaby Monaco The French outfit do not have any major injury problems heading into this contest but Kevin Volland is a doubt for the visitors and he is suffering from bruised ribs. The away side are likely to line up in a 4-2-2-2 formation with Alexander Nubel in goal. Ruben Aguilar and Caio Henrique will be deployed as the full-backs here while Axel Disasi will partner Guillermo Maripan at the heart of the defence.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco Preview: Probable Lineups, Prediction, Tactics, Team News & Key StatsBayer Leverkusen host French outfit Monaco in the first leg of the Europa League knockout clash on Thursday night and the Germans will look to build on their recent win with a positive result at home. Leverkusen managed to bounce back from two consecutive defeats with a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim and they will be hoping to put together a winning run now. The Germans are only in the Europa League because of a disappointing Champions League campaign where they picked up just one win from the group stages.
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