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Europa League: Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen – Betting analysis

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AS Roma will take on Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday at Stadio Olimpico for the first leg of their Europa League semi-final contest.

The prize at stake is a ticket to the Europa League final on May 31 in Budapest against either Juventus or Sevilla.

Form: Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen

Roma Form

Two draws were the best Roma could manage in the previous three matches. They drew 1-1 with AC Milan, before sharing the points in a 1-1 draw against Monza. Their most recent match brought a 0-2 defeat against Inter. Roma showed little mercy in their past six matches at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, of which they won five, drew none and lost once. They hit the target 15 times while letting in four themselves.

Bayer Leverkusen Form

Bayer Leverkusen have been inconsistent in their last three matches, which brought home four points. They claimed a 2-0 win against RB Leipzig, before drawing 0-0 with Union Berlin. This little streak came to an end when FC Koln proved too strong in a 1-2 defeat for Bayer Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso’s side won half of their previous six away matches in the Europa League, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored 17 goals whilst conceding 11.

Betting stats for Roma and Bayer Leverkusen

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

  • Roma have won 7 of the last 9 home matches without conceding a goal
  • In 19 of the last 21 Roma matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Roma have scored in the last 14 home matches in a row
  • Roma have won 11 of the last 13 home matches
  • In 13 of the last 15 Roma home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Bayer Leverkusen have not lost the last 12 matches in a row
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 8 of the last 10 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 14 of the last 15 matches
  • Bayer Leverkusen have not lost the last 8 away matches in a row
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 8 of the last 10 matches

In-form players: Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen

Stephan El Shaarawy netted twice in his six last Europa League matches for Roma, who look to him to add a third this coming Thursday. Moussa Diaby racked up three goals in his past six Europa League games going for Bayer Leverkusen.

Betting markets: Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen

Full-time result

Stadio Olimpico, Rome saw Roma winning seven, drawing one and losing two of their 10 most recent games here across all tournaments. Bayer Leverkusen won six of their 10 most recent away games, drew three and lost one. Xabi Alonso’s side have hit a nice vein of form away from home with 9 matches now without losing.

Both teams to score

Roma scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Bayer Leverkusen scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Roma managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Roma’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 1.4 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Bayer Leverkusen’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.8 goals in these matches.

To sum up, the upcoming match between Roma and Bayer Leverkusen seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Europa League game.

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