Ace Football previews the Europa League round Semi Finals match between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
Bayer Leverkusen and AS Roma will wrap up their Europa League semi-final contest on Thursday by playing the second leg at the BayArena.
Roma grabbed a crucial 1-0 aggregate lead from last week’s first leg in Italy. Edoardo Bove’s incredible 63rd-minute goal proved to be the difference. However, with Bayer Leverkusen now playing on their home turf, they’re eager to stage an epic comeback.
Form: Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma
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A single point is all Bayer Leverkusen have to show from their last three games, where they came up short, losing 1-2 and 1-0 against FC Koln and Roma respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 1-1 against VfB Stuttgart. Xabi Alonso’s side claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Europa League. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored 12 and conceded seven goals.
Roma have been all over in their last three matches across all tournaments. Against Inter, they came out empty-handed in a 0-2 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 1-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw against Bologna. Jose Mourinho’s men managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Europa League. On top of winning once they also drew two as well as losing three, while scoring six times and letting in four.
Betting facts for Bayer Leverkusen and Roma
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Bayer Leverkusen have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
- Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 15 of the last 16 home matches
- In 7 of the last 9 home matches Bayer Leverkusen played, both teams scored
- In 9 of the last 11 Bayer Leverkusen matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Bayer Leverkusen have won 5 of the last 7 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- In 13 of the last 15 Roma away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Roma matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Roma have not won 9 of the last 10 away matches
- In 7 of the last 9 Roma away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 4 Roma matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Players on top: Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma
Moussa Diaby is the most prolific Europa League marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. Roma look to Stephan El Shaarawy, hoping he can add to his current total of two Europa League goals in his latest games.
Popular markets: Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma
BayArena saw Bayer Leverkusen winning five, drawing one and losing four of their 10 most recent games here across all tournaments. Roma won one of their 10 most recent away games, drew four and lost five.
Both teams to score
Bayer Leverkusen scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Roma got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games.
Bayer Leverkusen saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the last ten outings for Roma, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.
Suggested bet: Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma
To sum up, the upcoming match between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Europa League game.