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Europa League: Bayer Leverkusen vs Hacken – Betting preview

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Bayer Leverkusen start the season as one of the favorites to land the Europa League crown. They launch their title bid on Thursday at home in an opening-day Group H fixture with Hacken at BayArena.


Team form: Bayer Leverkusen vs Hacken

Bayer Leverkusen Form

In their last three matches, Bayer Leverkusen won 0-3 and 5-1 against first B. M’gladbach then Darmstadt, before drawing 2-2 against Bayern Munich. Bayer Leverkusen only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent Europa League matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew two and lost two, as they scored eight and conceded seven goals.

Hacken Form

Their past three matches saw Hacken beating Aberdeen 1-3, losing 1-0 against Degerfors, and beating Halmstads BK by 3-2. Hacken won half their previous six away matches in the Europa League, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored nine goals whilst conceding seven.

Betting facts for Bayer Leverkusen and Hacken

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Bayer Leverkusen and Hacken. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Bayer Leverkusen have won the last 5 matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 20 of the last 22 home matches
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won the last 6 matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won the last 6 matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • In 9 of the last 10 Bayer Leverkusen matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 8 of the last 9 Hacken matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 9 Hacken matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Hacken have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 matches Hacken played, both teams scored
  • In the last 3 away matches in a row Hacken played, both teams scored

Players under the radar: Bayer Leverkusen vs Hacken

As the Europa League season approaches, it remains uncertain who will be the top scorers for Bayer Leverkusen and Hacken. Therefore, we have compiled a list of players expected to make an impact for each team this season.

Full-time result

Bayer Leverkusen are currently in great form, boasting an eight-game unbeaten streak. They have been strong at BayArena, with five wins, three draws, and two losses in their last 10 games there. On the other hand, Hacken won five of their previous 10 away matches, drew two, and lost three times.

Both teams to score

Of the previous 10 outings, Hacken scored the opening goal six times, whereas Bayer Leverkusen were first on target in eight of their last 10 games.

Total goals

In Bayer Leverkusen’s last ten home matches, over 2.5 goals were scored in nine of them, with an average of 3.2 goals per match. Hacken also had over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten games, scoring an average of 2.6 goals. Bayer Leverkusen scored at least one goal in their last eight matches. Hacken conceded a goal in their last six matches.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Hacken Prediction

Here we present a free prediction for this Bayer Leverkusen vs Hacken Europa League match. The betting tip is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts.

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