Lokomotiv Moscow v Bayer Leverkusen: Back both teams to score

Dan Fitch is expecting goals at either end when Lokomotiv Moscow host Bayer Leverkusen.

Lokomotiv Moscow 3.80 v Bayer Leverkusen 2.14; The Draw 3.70
Tuesday 26 November, 17:55
Live on BT Sport 1

Glimmer of hope for Group D strugglers

A win for either of these sides would put them in a strong position to finish third in Group D and could also give them an opportunity to qualify for the knockout stages.
Both Lokomotiv and Leverkusen have three points, with the Russians currently third by virtue of their 2-1 win in the reverse fixture. Second placed Atletico Madrid have six points, but have a tough away match against Juventus on Tuesday which could see either Lokomotiv or Leverkusen close the gap.
Leverkusen have not had a good season, yet on current form they look to have a better chance of challenging Atletico. They beat the Spanish side 2-1 in their most recent Champions League outing and have only lost one of their last six matches (W3 D2).
Lokomotiv come into this match off the back of a 3-2 win away at Tambov, but they have been struggling of late. Tambov are currently in the relegation zone of the Russian Premier League and Lokomotiv blew a 2-0 lead before eventually winning the game. It ended a run of six matches without a win (D2 L4).

Leverkusen still leaky despite form upturn

Lokomotiv have lost their last three Champions League games, albeit against top class opposition in the form of Atletico Madrid and Juventus twice.
Though you'd have to favour Leverkusen to inflict a fourth defeat, they don't represent much value at odds of 2.14 given their erratic form this season. Instead back Both Teams To Score at 1.75. Even though Bayer Leverkusen are currently on a good run, they have conceded in three of their last four matches. Away from home, Leverkusen have only kept two clean sheets in eight games.

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