Sports Innovation previews the Europa League match between Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Bayer Leverkusen will host Celtic in tonight’s Europa League clash from Group G. The host are leading the group with 10 points and will hope to extend their points tally so that second-placed Real Betis will not be able to catch them. A win today for Die Werkself will take them close to qualification.
The Scottish side has been putting effort to stay alive in the competition as they stand one point behind Betis. If they manage to beat the German club tonight, they will still have one more opportunity to get something out of the group stage when they meet the Spanish team in their last game week.
With 3 wins and 2 defeats from the past 6 matches in the Europa League, anything is to be expected from Bayer Leverkusen. Apparently, it is all or nothing with Celtic in the Europa League as they look back upon 3 wins and 3 defeats in the past 6 outings.
Season facts for Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic.
Facts are calculated for Europa League
- Bayer Leverkusen unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Bayer Leverkusen has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- Bayer Leverkusen scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Bayer Leverkusen’s last 8 of 10 matches.
- Celtic scored in the last 24 of 26 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Celtic’s last 12 of 14 matches;
- Celtic scored the last 10 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Celtic’s last 7 when playing away matches in the row.
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Current form — Bayer Leverkusen v. Celtic
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Bayer Leverkusen hoping for some guarantee tonight
A win for Bayer Leverkusen last week can’t cover the fact that league form has been awful in recent weeks. Bayer Leverkusen look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Real Betis by 4-0, before drawing 1-1 with Hertha Berlin. They were back as winners last time out when they took out Bochum 1-0.
Celtic need a win on the away turf today
The Celts will hope to draw three points from tonight’s game having won all of their last three matches on different stages. First, they beat Ferencvaros by 3-2 in the Europa League followed by a Premiership win at Dundee by 4-1. Their latest clash was against St Johnstone in the League Cup which they won by 1-0.
Bayer Leverkusen v. Celtic — fixture history
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Bayer Leverkusen look to extend superior advantage.
The last time the pair played each other, Bayer Leverkusen came away as winners in Europa League, back in September 2021. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Celtic will get you odds 6.50, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 15% chance of beating Bayer Leverkusen. You can get a price of 1.44, should you wish to add Bayer Leverkusen to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy. Bayer Leverkusen enter the match against Celtic with a 1-0-0 record in their previous 1 encounter in the Europa League. This amounts to a 100% winning ratio for Bayer Leverkusen, with Celtic victorious in 0% of the last 1 encounter.
Full Time Betting
Bookmakers offer prices on this upcoming match, whether you like to bet accumulators or singles. Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Bayer Leverkusen have a 69% chance of beating Celtic. That equals odds at 1.44 on the home side to win, while the draw is 5.00. One could also add the away win at 6.50 to a nice accumulator. Bayer Leverkusen were able to win 7 of their previous 10 home league games, while also managing 2 draws. They were 1 time in this series of matches. Celtic won 4 of their last 10 away league games and drew 2 matches. They also suffered 4 defeats in this run.
Bayer Leverkusen claimed 3 clean sheets in their previous 10 league matches at BayArena. Celtic kept their opponent from scoring 2 times in their last 10 away games.
BTTS 1.66 vs 2.10 The last 10 home league games for Bayer Leverkusen averaged 3.4 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Celtic, the average total goals were 4 with 8 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 67% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds of 1.50 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 2.62. Bayer Leverkusen’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 3.4 goals per match. 7 of Bayer Leverkusen’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Celtic’s last 10 away league games averaged 4 goals per game. 7 of Celtic’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.