Description: LEV Vs RNG Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Bayer Leverkusen’s emphatic first half win sees them all but into the quarter-final.
Everything before today’s imminent clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Rangers in the Europa League alludes towards the German club proceeding into the quarter-finals of the frontier tournament. Its largely due to the manner in which they doled out a thumping to Rangers prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, a 3-1 lead which all but closed out this double-header.
Now back on the pitch after a hiatus of four months as the Europa League gets ready to commence, Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to close out this fixture. Well rested with the Bundesliga completed almost a month back, the German side will be quietly confident of controlling today’s tie and building on their two goal advantage.
For the side, all talk stemming ahead of the impending tie revolved more around Kai Havertz’s involvement rather than the match itself. The side’s wordclass midfielder has been heavily linked to a move to Chelsea since the last month but with nothing materialising between the two clubs, the German side has gone onto confirm Havertz’s role in the forthcoming clash.
LEV Vs RNG Dream11 Probable Winner
Chasing a two goal lead, Rangers’ time looks to have run out in this ongoing contest. With the club currently embroiled in the Scottish Premier League as well, they come as a side made up of tiring legs, a team which will fail in its endeavours of charting its course past rough waters today.
Probable Playing 11
- Paulinho will sit out the encounter owing to his injury while Kerem is suspended for the upcoming clash.
- Katic is injured for Rangers for the day’s showdown.
Hradecky, Bender, Tah, Tapsoba, Wendell, Aranguiz, Baumgartlinger, Diaby, Havertz, Bailey, Volland
McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Edmundson, Barisic, Kamara, Jack, Aribo, Hagi, Morelos, Kent
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Bayer Leverkusen Vs Rangers
Date And Time: 6th August, Thursday- 10:25pm IST
Venue: Bay Arena, Leverkusen
Television: Sony Ten 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Havertz: 3 Goals, 2 Assists
- Morelos: 6 Goals
Rangers Vs Bayer Leverkusen: 1-3
They failed to qualify for the Champions League as Bayer Leverkusen saw its defence falter in the culminating stages of the Bundesliga. However, despite getting absolutely no support from his defenders, goal-keeper Lukas Hradecky was at his ominous best as ever, a player who emerged as a tough nut to crack.
They might have waned in quality in the final rounds of the Bundesliga but with a month off the pitch, Bayer Leverkusen are to have addressed that predicament. And when this team is functioning as a complete unit, its defenders are more than adept of moving in envisioning and embedding a cleansheet for the side.
That wasn’t the only reason for us though to opt for a duo from the side here. With a two goal lead in their kitty, Bayer Leverkusen have the leeway to dictate play as they like and allow the opposition to come to them, a discourse which will allow the side to thrust focus on its defence.
It’s a gameplan which increased the likelihood of a cleansheet for the club to see both Jonathan Tah and Lars Bender make way into our slot. Elsewhere, with a staggering four goals to his name in the tournament, Borna Barisic makes for an instant pick from Rangers.
With Bayer Leverkusen set to hurt Rangers on the break and exploit the slew of empty spaces the visitors leave in their quest of resorting parity in the tie, it was only rightful to opt for a duo from the German side. We’ll be roping in Moussa Diaby who has popped up with the two assists for the side with the electric Leon Bailey coming up to join him.
Rangers will have Ryan Jack being indulged in by us given the one assist he has for the side along with Ianis Hagi whose two goals have been pivotal to seeing the side make it to this stage.
As news of his impending departure loomed closer, Kai Havertz was slowly eased out of Bayer Leverkusen’s playing 11 as the Bundesliga wrapped up. However, with his departure being delayed owing to monetary issues, the midfielder is set to return for the club where he’s made his name as a footballer.
And his side’s top scorer in the competition, the player made for a must have pick for the day. Kevin Volland will form the duo we have reposed faith in from the club with the striker torching his way to a string of goals ever since the Bundesliga restarted.
Rangers’ top scorer in the Europa League with a healthy six goals to his name, Alfredo Morelos will be wrapping up our set of picks fort he forthcoming encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With 3 goals and 2 assists, it was only prudent to make Havertz our captain while Volland is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Lukas, Barisic, Tah, Bender, Hagi, Jack, Bailey, Diaby, Morelos, Havertz, Volland
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