Inter vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Romelu Lukaku
Inter players celebrating their Europa League win over Getafe. | Pool/Getty Images

Inter and Bayer Leverkusen head to Dusseldorf on Monday night for their Europa League quarter final clash.

The tie will be played on neutral soil at Dusseldorf's Merkur Spiel-Arena in a single leg, winner takes all match-up.

Moussa Diaby, Lars Bender
Moussa Diaby (left) scored the only goal of the game as Leverkusen progressed to the quarter finals. | Pool/Getty Images

Antonio Conte's side, who are second favourites behind Manchester United to win the tournament, are coming off a nervy 2-0 victory over Getafe in the last 16 to reach their first European quarter final since the 2010/11 Champions League.

Leverkusen head into the tie having dispatched Steven Gerrard's Rangers in their round of 16 assignment, Die Werkself going through 4-1 on aggregate.

Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Monday 10 August
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Merkur Spiel Arena
TV Channel/Live Stream BT Sport (UK)
Referee? Carlos del Cerro Grande

Team News

Alexis Sanchez will join on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell.
Alexis Sanchez will join on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell. | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

With his loan move recently made permanent, Alexis Sanchez may feature in the starting lineup on Monday night. The former United man was dropped to the bench against Getafe.

With five days off in between games, manager Conte is expected to field a similar side to the one which featured against the Azulones last Wednesday.

Matias Vecino will not star for the Nerazzurri, with the midfielder ruled out with a knee injury.

For Leverkusen, midfielder Charles Aranguiz is suspended having picked up a yellow card against Rangers. Rising star Paulinho is out with a knee injury while midfielder Nadiem Amiri is self-isolating and will not play.

Predicted Lineups

Inter: Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni; D'Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young; Martinez, Lukaku.

Bayer Leverkusen: Hradecky; L. Bender, S. Bender, Tapsoba, Wendell; Baumgartlinger, Palacios; Diaby, Havertz, Bailey; Volland.

Recent Form

Antonio Conte
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Conte's future, Inter are in fine form. | Lars Baron/Getty Images

Despite the speculation surrounding Conte's future at the club, Inter are enjoying a fine run of form, winning four of their last five games and losing once in their last ten. The Nerazzurri finished their Serie A season strongly with a 0-2 victory at Atalanta to clinch the runners-up berth.

Inter were unconvincing in their round of 16 tie against Getafe but utilised their depth of quality to come away with a win on the night. Samir Handanovic was in fine form as the Azulones constantly probed the Inter defence. The Slovenian shot-stopper has kept five clean sheets in Inter's last five fixtures.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Rangers FC - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg
Leverkusen dropped out of the Champios League spots but could yet triumph in the Europa League. | Pool/Getty Images

Leverkusen's form has been questionable of late. Peter Bosz's side have failed to register back-to-back wins since returning to action, a run of form which saw them slip out of Champions League contention, finishing fifth in the Bundesliga.

Die Werkself topped of their domestic season with a 4-2 hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal final. Their comfortable dispatching of Rangers in the last 16 offers hope in an otherwise uneventful season for Leverkusen. This will be their first European quarter final since the 2007/08 UEFA Cup.

Here's a look at how the two sides have fared in their last five outings.


Inter 2-0 Getafe (5/8)
Atalanta 0-2 Inter (1/8)
Inter 2-0 Napoli (28/7)
Genoa 0-3 Inter (25/7)
Inter 0-0 Fiorentina (22/7)

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Rangers (6/8)
Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern (4/7)
Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Mainz (27/6)
Hertha Berlin 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen (20/6)
Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 Koln (17/6)


Danilo D'Ambrosio, Christian Eriksen
Inter have lost just once in their last ten outings. | Pool/Getty Images

Peter Bosz's talented Leverkusen side face their toughest test of the tournament on Monday night. The Nerazzurri are firing on all cylinders at the moment, so expect them to continue their winning streak.

Prediction: Inter 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen