Bayer vs Celtic: prediction for the Europa League game
Leader of Group G, Bayer Leverkusen, will host Celtic in the fifth round of the Europa League group stage. Will the Pharmacists record a home victory over the opponent and clinch a play-off berth on November 25? The answer is in our prediction.
Bayer is striving to earn a play-off spot in the Europa League and after four matches team is at the top of group G. The Pharmcists are way stronger than their opponents and dropped points only once, in the away match against Betis (1:1).
Gerardo Seoane's team has a reliable defensive line, conceded only two goals and is looking balanced in all lines. In the previous match Leverkusen proved that a draw at Seville was just an accident and destroyed the Spaniards at home (4:0). Kerem Demirbay was injured in the previous Bundesliga match, so he is unlikely to help his team in the Europa League.
Celtic is four points adrift from the leader, team is at the 3rd spot in the standings. Ange Postecoglou's men got off to an unsuccessful start, losing two first matches, but then managed to step up and recorded two victories over Ferencvaros (2:0 and 3:2).
Celtic improved their performance in the league and now they are only four points behind Rangers. Scottish side has many players on injuried list, so they will come to Leverkusen with weakened squad.
Bayer recorded two out of five most recent home victories with that score
In three previous home games team scored two goals before half-time
This bet played in three most recent away matches of Celtic
Bayer destroyed Celts on an away match in the second round and team is a clear favourite of the group. The Pharmacists recorded a victory in the previous match of Bundesliga and now team will try to clinch a play-off spot in the Europa League in front of their own fans.
Celtic was not looking great in a home game and now we think that visitors won't have any chance to contain their opponent. In our opinion, the Pharmacists will record a confident victory and visitors won't be able to prevent that to happen.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Bayer
Prediction: Handicap (-1) on Bayer
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Celtic surely won't give three points away without a fight and will try to pick up points in Leverkusen, otherwise the sixth match will be just a formality for them. Visitors have a chance to score, but nothing more than that. We think that hosts' forward will do their thing - Bayer is extremely aggressive on offense, so we are expecting attacking football from the teams today.
Our second bet is on total over three goals