Prediction and odds for the game: Real Betis (29/20) vs Bayer Leverkusen (17/10)
We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5
When: Thursday 21 October 2021, Kick-off 17:45
Where: The Estadio Benito Villamarin
On Thursday evening, Real Betis host Bayer Leverkusen at the Benito Villamarin in Group G of the Europa League, in what could be a decisive game.
Los Verdiblancos are enjoying a solid campaign, as Manuel Pellegrini’s team head into this clash on the back of four wins in their last five matches in all competitions. In their last outing, the team from Seville recorded a 1-0 win at Alaves. The home team have been highly prolific of late, as they have scored at least two goals in six of their previous eight games in all competitions.
Betis have made a perfect start to their Europa League campaign, winning both of their games in the competition, having beaten Celtic 4-3 and Ferencvaros 3-1. Before this season the home team had failed to win in three previous matches in Europe’s secondary competition.
The Andalusians have a slightly inconsistent recent home record in the competition, although they have suffered just one defeat in their previous five home games in the Europa League.
Gerardo Seoane’s team were in superb form until a 5-1 home hammering against league leaders and reigning champions Bayern Munich. The defeat certainly brought Die Werkself back down to earth after a sensational start to the new campaign.
Bayer will be looking to bounce straight back to winning ways, as they were on a five-game winning run before the defeat against the Bavarians. Seoane’s team had also previously scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight competitive matches.
The German team are currently top of the group, ahead of the home team by just a two-goal difference. Another win would put Leverkusen in a strong position to make the last-32 of the competition, even this early in the group.
Before this season Bayer Leverkusen had lost their previous two matches in the Europa League, but they have now won six of their previous eight games in the competition.
Leverkusen have won three of their last four away games in European football’s secondary competition. The visitors have also scored at least three goals in their previous four matches in the Europa League on their travels.
This could be a massively entertaining game between two very strong attacking teams. However, there is not much between these two teams. Therefore, we are backing this game to finish in a draw. The other bet we recommend is over 3.5 goals scored, as both teams have the potential to cause each other’s defence major problems.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5 and/or over 3.5 goals scored at odds of 17/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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