Monaco v Bayer Leverkusen: Expect thrills as third-place sides collide

Javier Hernandez heads to Monaco fresh from a hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen in Mainz
Javier Hernandez heads to Monaco fresh from a hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen in Mainz
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Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga's 2015/16 bronze medallists clash on week two, with a high score likely...


"Ten of Monaco’s 12 matches this term have cleared 2.5 goals, including all of the most recent six."

Back over 2.5 goals @ 2.0621/20

Monaco 2.546/4 v Bayer Leverkusen 3.185/40; The Draw 3.45
Tuesday, 19:45
Live on BT Sport Extra

The last midweek was a humbling one for Monaco as they surrendered the Ligue 1 leadership with a 4-0 flop at Nice, but their start to the season has been otherwise superb, with that the sole setback in a sequence of eight wins from nine since mid-August.

Three successive Champions League victories feature in that total, with Villarreal being beaten away and at home in the play-off round and Tottenham being surprised 2-1 at Wembley.

Bayer Leverkusen make their first trip abroad in this edition fresh from a triumph at Mainz, yet lost two in a row on the road prior to that courtesy of Borussia Monchengladbach and Frankfurt.

They drew their Group E opener as hosts to CSKA Moscow too and were defeated twice by these opponents in 2014/15, so Monaco appear to be worthy favourites at 2.546/4.


Over 2.5 Goals

When these teams collided two campaigns ago, both meetings finished 1-0, but they are different sides nowadays. Ten of Monaco's 12 matches this term have cleared 2.5 goals, including all of the most recent six.

It is a similar story for Bayer Leverkusen under Roger Schmidt. Six of their seven 2016/17 assignments have churned out three goals or more, with the latest the highest scoring of the lot as they prevailed 3-2 at Mainz on Saturday thanks to a Javier Hernandez hat-trick.


Recommended Bet:

Back over 2.5 goals @ 2.0621/20


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