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UEFA Europa League | Letzigrund | 25th October
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Swiss side Zurich take on German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in round 3 of the Europa League group stages. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

FC Zurich vs Bayer Leverkusen 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.
Both Teams To Score @ 4/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 2-2 @ 14/1

Reason For FC Zurich vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips

Both sides head into game week three of Group A in perfect form. Zurich kick started their campaign with a 1-0 away win against AEK Larnaca and followed that up with a 1-0 home victory against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Bayer Leverkusen started their Europa League campaign off with a 3-2 away win against Ludogorets and followed that up with a 4-2 home win against AEK Larnaca.

Zurich are in decent form at home in their own domestic league, they have not lost at the Stadion Letzigrund since March, however that 11 game unbeaten run has seen just 4 wins and 7 draws. They were leading 3-1 at home to top of the league Young Boys on Saturday however conceded two goals in 5 minutes to eventually draw the game 3-3.

Bayer Leverkusen are having a mixed season, whilst they have made a great start to their Europa League group their league form what is somewhat different. They sit in 13th place in the Bundesliga having picked up just 8 points from 8 games this season. They have improved recently as they did start their league season with 3 consecutive losses and have followed those up with 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 outings.

Much like their league form, Zurich have enjoyed success at home in the Europa League also. Stretching back to August 2014 Zurich have won 4, drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 9 home Europa League games. They have played some decent sides in that time too, picking up a 3-2 win and 1-1 draw against Villarreal in 2014 and 2016 respectively, whilst also picking up a 1-1 draw at home to another German side, Borussia M’Gladbach.

This is Bayer Leverkusen’s first involvement in the Europa League since they were eliminated in the quarter finals 2-0 on aggregate to Villarreal in 2016. Leverkusen are hit and miss when they travel in Europe, in their last 10 away Europa League games they have won 6 and lost 4 with their losses generally coming against the better sides they have faced, losing to Villarreal in 2011 and 2016 and Benfica in 2013.

This game will be a bit of a clash of styles, Zurich generally like to keep it tight and shut their opponents out in Europe whilst Bayer Leverkusen have been a bit gung ho, shown by the 11 goals seen in their 2 games so far. We don’t think Zurich will be able to keep them out, and with Bayer Leverkusen conceding 2 goals to both Ludogorets and AEK Larnaca we can’t see the German side keeping a clean sheet either so far that reason we are backing Both Teams to Score. We can see this being another big scoring game, and for that reason we are going for a 2-2 draw.

FC Zurich Team News

FC Zurich Team Badge Zurich are without Kempter, Rohner, Aliu, Sarr, Palsson, Baumann and Omeragic all to injury for their Europa League clash.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Bayer Leverkusen Team Badge Bayer Leverkusen are expecting Aranguiz, Kirschbaum, Baumgartlinger and Pohjanpalo back in training soon whilst Takis Retsos is already back in training and working towards match fitness.

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Published: October 22, 2018

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
2200
Home
1100
Away
1100
Overall
PWDL
2200
Home
1100
Away
1100

Recent Competition Form

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1-0 v Ludogorets Razgrad (H)
W
4-2 v AEK Larnaka (H)
W
0-1 v AEK Larnaka (A)
W
2-3 v Ludogorets Razgrad (A)
W
2-0 v Osmanlispor (A)
L
0-0 v Villarreal (H)
D
1-1 v Villarreal (H)
D
2-0 v Villarreal (A)
L
0-0 v FCSB (H)
D
3-1 v Sporting CP (H)
W
1-1 v FCSB (A)
D
0-1 v Sporting CP (A)
W
4Goals Scored11
4Goals Conceded7
0/6 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals3/6 (50%)
2/6 (33%)Both Teams Scored3/6 (50%)
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Head To Head

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Goals Scored
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Over 2.5 Goals 1/1 (100%)
Both Teams To Score 0/1 (0%)
Previous Meetings (Last 1)
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FC Zurich vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats

 

  • FC Zurich have never won in 11 previous meetings with German opponents (D2 L9, excluding GDR), including a 0-5 home loss in their only previous encounter with Bayer Leverkusen (2007-08 UEFA Cup group stage).
  • This will be Bayer Leverkusen’s first meeting with Swiss opposition since winning 5-0 at FC Zurich in the group stages of the 2007-08 UEFA Cup.
  • No side has scored more Europa League goals this season than Bayer Leverkusen (7, level with Arsenal). However, Zurich are one of three teams yet to concede in the competition (also Real Betis and Chelsea).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have lost just one of their last eight away games in European competition (W3 D4), and are unbeaten in their last five (W2 D3).
  • Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz has been directly involved in four goals in the Europa League this season (three goals and one assist); a joint-high in the competition, alongside PAOK Salonika’s Leo Jabá.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 4
(2 by FC Zurich) and (2 by Bayer Leverkusen)

Goals

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Goalscorers

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

Cards & Corners

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Roberto Rodríguez
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Dominik Kohr
Hekuran Kryeziu
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Wendell
Andreas Maxsø
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Karim Bellarabi
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Average Corners Against
3

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

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Second Half

46-60'
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Home First Half

0-15'
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Home Second Half

46-60'
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Away First Half

0-15'
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Away Second Half

46-60'
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Swiss side Zurich take on German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in round 3 of the Europa League group stages. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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

Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score @ 4/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 2-2 @ 14/1

Reason For FC Zurich vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips

Both sides head into game week three of Group A in perfect form. Zurich kick started their campaign with a 1-0 away win against AEK Larnaca and followed that up with a 1-0 home victory against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Bayer Leverkusen started their Europa League campaign off with a 3-2 away win against Ludogorets and followed that up with a 4-2 home win against AEK Larnaca.

Zurich are in decent form at home in their own domestic league, they have not lost at the Stadion Letzigrund since March, however that 11 game unbeaten run has seen just 4 wins and 7 draws. They were leading 3-1 at home to top of the league Young Boys on Saturday however conceded two goals in 5 minutes to eventually draw the game 3-3.

Bayer Leverkusen are having a mixed season, whilst they have made a great start to their Europa League group their league form what is somewhat different. They sit in 13th place in the Bundesliga having picked up just 8 points from 8 games this season. They have improved recently as they did start their league season with 3 consecutive losses and have followed those up with 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 outings.

Much like their league form, Zurich have enjoyed success at home in the Europa League also. Stretching back to August 2014 Zurich have won 4, drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 9 home Europa League games. They have played some decent sides in that time too, picking up a 3-2 win and 1-1 draw against Villarreal in 2014 and 2016 respectively, whilst also picking up a 1-1 draw at home to another German side, Borussia M’Gladbach.

This is Bayer Leverkusen’s first involvement in the Europa League since they were eliminated in the quarter finals 2-0 on aggregate to Villarreal in 2016. Leverkusen are hit and miss when they travel in Europe, in their last 10 away Europa League games they have won 6 and lost 4 with their losses generally coming against the better sides they have faced, losing to Villarreal in 2011 and 2016 and Benfica in 2013.

This game will be a bit of a clash of styles, Zurich generally like to keep it tight and shut their opponents out in Europe whilst Bayer Leverkusen have been a bit gung ho, shown by the 11 goals seen in their 2 games so far. We don’t think Zurich will be able to keep them out, and with Bayer Leverkusen conceding 2 goals to both Ludogorets and AEK Larnaca we can’t see the German side keeping a clean sheet either so far that reason we are backing Both Teams to Score. We can see this being another big scoring game, and for that reason we are going for a 2-2 draw.

FC Zurich Team News

FC Zurich Team Badge Zurich are without Kempter, Rohner, Aliu, Sarr, Palsson, Baumann and Omeragic all to injury for their Europa League clash.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Bayer Leverkusen Team Badge Bayer Leverkusen are expecting Aranguiz, Kirschbaum, Baumgartlinger and Pohjanpalo back in training soon whilst Takis Retsos is already back in training and working towards match fitness.

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