Real Betis vs Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Bayer Leverkusen play attacking football but they leave a lot of room at the back as a consequence of such an approach. Betis certainly have the firepower capable of exploiting these defensive holes and we expect an open game packed with goals on Thursday in Sevilla.
Real Betis vs Bayer Leverkusen Predictions & Analysis
Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen are set to lock horns in the Group G derby on Thursday afternoon at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The two teams have justified their respective favorites tags in the opening two rounds, clinching a maximum of six points along the way each.
Both outfits have been quote inspired in the final third in the process, netting six and seven goals respectively in the opening two rounds.
However, Bayer Leverkusen did suffer a horrendous home defeat to Bayern Munich in the weekend’s Bundesliga derby.
They shipped five goals in the first half of the contest at BayArena and it will be very interesting to see how the team will react after such a painful loss.
Bayer generally plays attractive attacking-minded football under the former Young Boys manager Gerardo Seouane.
We’ve seen as many as 17 shots on target in total in their clash against Celtic in the previous round of the UEFA Europa League.
Four or more goals have been scored in four of the last five matches Leverkusen played in all competitions.
Betis will enter the game in somewhat higher spirits, following a 0-1 victory over Deportivo Alaves on Monday evening.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have now won four of the last five outings across competitions.
Key Stats for Betting
- Real Betis won four of the last five matches in all competitions and they will come into this clash in much higher spirits than the rivals.
- Betis bagged two or more goals in five of the last eight outings across competitions.
- Bayer Leverkusen shipped five goals in the first half of the clash against Bayern Munich on Sunday afternoon.
- Four of the last five games Bayer played produced four or more goals.