Lazio meets Bayer Leverkusen at the stadium "Olimpico" in Rome for the playoffs for entry into the group stage of the Champions League. The odds for the game offered by the leading bookmaker bet365 are as follows: 2.88 for a home win, with a draw at 3.30 and 2.70 for the victory of the guests. The two teams played against each other in the Champions League before nearly 15 years in the 1999/2000 season, when in both meetings the result adviced by paid soccer picks was equal.
Lazio presented good in Serie A last season. The team finished on the third place after a few years in a row fail to enter even in the top 5. During the summer break, the team played several friendly matches, in which recorded three losses respectively from Vicenza, Anderlecht and Mainz 05 and also was defeat by the champions Juventus in the final match of the Italian Super Cup. Against Bayer Leverkusen Stefano Pioli is not able to rely on Filip ?or?evic, Federico Marchetti and Ravel Morrison. Marchetti has broken two ribs and will be out at least a month off the pitch and his place on the door will take the Albanian Etrit Berisha.
Bayer Leverkusen takes part in the playoffs for entry into the Champions League for a second time. Their biggest achievement was the final in 2002, and quite often the "aspirins" managed to cross in the groups. The German Bundesliga has already started and Bayer Leverkusen recorded a first win of the season with 2:1 over Hoffenheim. In staffing plan, the only absent is the new player of Leverkusen Charles Aranguiz and with question remains Lars Bender.
We expect an interesting match apparent to the odds for the game, but the German team is better and we think that in the first meeting Bayer Leverkusen will take the lead. The second leg is on August 26.
Recommended bet: For Bayer Leverkusen @ 2.70 at bet365