Bayer Leverkusen x Villarreal
Villarreal will carry a 2-0 lead into the second leg and crucially avoided giving Bayer Leverkusen an away goal. They are strong favourites to go through here, even though they aren't in their best form right now. Wedged either side of their first-leg victory are two league defeats that stopped a run of 14 games without defeat. Goals away from home have also proven tricky for the Spanish outfit in recent weeks. In fact, the two they grabbed away to Sevilla at the weekend was as many as they had managed in more than four games combined. With a two-goal advantage, they aren't likely to be set up to attack that often. Bayer Leverkusen aren't in the best of form either, however. Their 1-0 win over Hamburg at the weekend ended a run of four games without a win and was also the first time they have kept a clean sheet in seven matches. The home side may have just given themselves too much to do in the return leg and may live to regret not grabbing an away goal.
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