Ace Football previews the Europa League knockout round playoff match between Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
The Europa League knockout round playoff tie at BayArena on Thursday will see visitors Monaco facing home side Bayer Leverkusen for their opening leg.
Form: Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco
Bayer Leverkusen Form
Bayer Leverkusen suffered a couple of disappointments in their last three matches, as B. Dortmund ran over them in a 0-2 defeat. Augsburg also proved too hard to handle, as they won 1-0, before Bayer Leverkusen were able to strike back last time out in a 1-3 win against Hoffenheim. It has been a bit hit-and-miss for Xabi Alonso’s side, but at least mostly hit. They put four wins on the board in their previous six Europa League matches. They didn’t draw any matches, but lost twice, scoring 13 goals while conceding six.
Monaco are in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last three matches on the bounce. Auxerre got left behind in a 3-2 win, before Clermont Foot got hammered in a 0-2 victory. PSG was the most recent victim in a 3-1 win for Monaco. The Monegasques, meanwhile, won twice, while they’ve drawn two and lost two in their last six away in the Europa League.
Betting facts for Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco played across all tournaments.
- Bayer Leverkusen have won 9 of the last 10 matches
- Bayer Leverkusen have won 8 of the last 10 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Bayer Leverkusen have not lost 11 of the last 12 home matches
- Bayer Leverkusen have won the last 6 home matches in a row
- Bayer Leverkusen have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
- Monaco have scored in 48 of the last 50 matches
- Monaco have scored in 24 of the last 25 away matches
- Monaco have not lost 13 of the last 15 away matches
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Monaco played, both teams scored
- Monaco have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
Popular markets: Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco
Of their 10 most recent games at BayArena across all tournaments, Bayer Leverkusen won six times, drew two, and lost two. Monaco won five of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing five and losing zero. The Monegasques have now gone 10 away matches on the spin without losing.
Both teams to score
Bayer Leverkusen scored first in seven of their last ten home games. Impressively, Monaco scored the first goal in eight out of the previous ten games.
Bayer Leverkusen performed an average of 1.8 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten games for Monaco, who scored 3.2 times on average in those matches. Monaco are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 20 matches.
Betting prediction: Bayer Leverkusen vs Monaco
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.