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UEFA Europa League | BayArena | 8th November
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Bayer Leverkusen
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KO 20:00
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FC Zurich
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Leverkusen vs Zurich predictions for Thursday’s Europa League fixture at BayArena. Can the hosts bounce back after losing in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago? Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.

Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zurich Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
FC Zurich +1.00 Asian Handicap @ 19/10

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 1-1 @ 21/2

Reason For Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zurich Betting Tips

After the first two matches in Group A, everything was going swimmingly for German side Leverkusen, though they were forced to leave Switzerland empty-handed on match-day three, as they lost by three goals to two in the reverse of this fixture. Now back on their own patch, the Germans will be hoping to return the favour and thus return to the top of the standings.

On the face of it, Leverkusen competed in the reverse fixture, though despite scoring twice and going down by just a single goal, the Germans were outclassed by their swiss counterparts. On the balance of play, Zurich, who clocked an impressive expected-goals count of 2.43 were good value for a more comfortable victory against a Leverkusen side that registered just 0.74 expected goals.

However, all is not lost. Leverkusen can be forgiven for their below-par performance a fortnight ago, especially since they nearly got something from the game even when not at their best. What’s more, Heiko Herrlich’s men performed well both on match-day one and match-day two, so there’s reason to believe that they can deliver an improved effort on this occasion.

In their only previous Group A home match, Leverkusen made light work of scoring four goals as they dominated AEK Larnaca, though they did show frailties at the back, frailties that have been present in each of their three games. By averaging 1.68 expected goals per match, the Germans have plenty about them in the offensive third, though they’ve conceded at least twice in all three group games so far, while their average of 1.41 expected goals against doesn’t exactly bode well.

As for Zurich, they too have looked useful in the final third, though unlike the hosts, they’ve done so without giving an awful lot away at the back. The reverse fixture was the first time that the Swiss outfit have conceded in Group A, while their average of just 0.73 expected goals against suggests that they’re doing a far better job of keeping teams quiet than Leverkusen. An average expected goal difference of +0.72 is also pleasing.

Given the underlying stats, coupled with the fact that Zurich were a good bit better than their German hosts a fortnight ago, it’s very easy to feel that the visitors are overpriced. Facing Leverkusen away will be tough, though Zurich have defended well in this competition, while they’re a threat both when making the running and on the break. At the prices, given their superior defensive record and their superior expected goal difference, the visitors are backed to gain a positive result at what appears to be a very generous price.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Bayer Leverkusen Team Badge Leverkusen could be without Bellarabi, Bender, Kirschbaum and Pohjanpalo on Thursday night.

FC Zurich Team News

FC Zurich Team Badge Palsson has been confirmed as out for the visitors, while there are doubts over the readiness of Aliu, Kempter and Rohner too.

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Published: November 7, 2018

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
3201
Home
1100
Away
2101
Overall
PWDL
3300
Home
2200
Away
1100

Recent Competition Form

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3-2 v Zürich (A)
L
3-2 v Bayer 04 Leverkusen (H)
W
4-2 v AEK Larnaka (H)
W
1-0 v Ludogorets Razgrad (H)
W
2-3 v Ludogorets Razgrad (A)
W
0-1 v AEK Larnaka (A)
W
0-0 v Villarreal (H)
D
2-0 v Osmanlispor (A)
L
2-0 v Villarreal (A)
L
1-1 v Villarreal (H)
D
3-1 v Sporting CP (H)
W
0-0 v FCSB (H)
D
12Goals Scored6
10Goals Conceded5
4/6 (67%)Over 2.5 Goals1/6 (17%)
4/6 (67%)Both Teams Scored2/6 (33%)
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Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
101
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7
Goals Scored
3
Over 2.5 Goals 2/2 (100%)
Both Teams To Score 1/2 (50%)
Previous Meetings (Last 2)
25.10.18 Zürich Zürich badge 3-2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen badge Bayer 04 Leverkusen
19.12.07 Zürich Zürich badge 0-5 Bayer 04 Leverkusen badge Bayer 04 Leverkusen
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Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zurich Stats

  • Zurich have an average expected goal difference of +0.72 in the Europa League this season.
  • Leverkusen have an average expected goal difference of +0.27 in the Europa League this season.
  • Leverkusen are yet to keep a clean sheet in Group A, while Zurich have kept a clean sheet in two of their three matches.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 6
(3 by Bayer Leverkusen) and (3 by FC Zurich)

Goals

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100%
BTTS (%)
33%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
33%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
33%
100%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
33%
3
Average Goals For
1.67
2.33
Average Goals Conceded
0.67
0%
Cleansheet (%)
67%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
50%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
50%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
100%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
50%
4
Average Goals For
2
2
Average Goals Conceded
1
0%
Cleansheet (%)
50%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
0%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
100%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
2.5
Average Goals For
1
2.5
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
100%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Kai Havertz
3
1
Benjamin Kololli
First Goalscorers
1
Benjamin Kololli

Cards & Corners

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4
Average Cards For
2
Player Cards
Lars Bender
2
2
Pa Modou
Dominik Kohr
2
2
Roberto Rodríguez
Wendell
1
1
Hekuran Kryeziu
7
Average Corners For
4
3
Average Corners Against
4

Goal Margins

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W3000
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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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N/A N/A 19/4 1/8 17/10 4/9 7/10 6/5 2/7 13/5 1/10 11/2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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22/1 1/100 21/4 1/8 7/4 4/9 4/6 59/50 27/100 14/5 1/10 13/2 1/40 14/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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8/1 6/1 8/1 15/2 9/1 22/1 11/1 14/1 33/1 100/1 22/1 28/1 60/1 150/1 N/A 45/1 60/1 125/1 200/1 100/1 125/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 20/1 10/1 20/1 70/1 200/1 33/1 80/1 28/1 200/1 100/1 70/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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8/1 6/1 8/1 15/2 9/1 22/1 11/1 14/1 33/1 100/1 22/1 28/1 60/1 150/1 N/A 45/1 60/1 125/1 200/1 100/1 125/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 20/1 10/1 20/1 70/1 200/1 33/1 80/1 28/1 200/1 100/1 70/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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