2019-20 UEFA Europa League – Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Porto Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Porto kick off? Thursday 20th February, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Porto being played? BayArena

What TV channel is Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Porto on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Europa League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Porto in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Porto? Tickets for this match can still be purchased online here.

What was the score in the last meeting between Bayer Leverkusen & FC Porto? Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 FC Porto

THE TEAM NEWS

BAYER LEVERKUSEN

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Hradecky; Tah, S. Bender, Tapsoba; Weiser, Aranguiz, L. Bender, Wendell; Havertz, Diaby; Volland

Unavailable: Azhil (Suspended), Baumgartlinger (Injured)

Doubtful: Sinkgraven (Illness), Paulinho (Injured)

FC PORTO

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Marchesin; Wilson Manafa, Mbemba, Ivan Marcano, Alex Telles; Corona, Sergio Oliveira, Uribe, Nakajima; Marega, Tiquinho

Unavailable: Pepe (Injured), Otavinho (Suspended)

Doubtful: Danilo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

This should be a high-quality contest between Bayer Leverkusen and Porto. Both teams have won five of their last six matches in their respective leagues but Leverkusen are solid at home and that advantage is likely to be crucial in this first leg with the German side able to avoid defeat.

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