Bayer Leverkusen vs Slavia Prague
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Bay Arena, Leverkusen.
It is already known which two teams will advance to the playoffs from UEFA Europa League Group C. Bayer Leverkusen and Slavia Prague have collected 12 points each so far, and their head to head clash in Germany is going to decide who will be the winner and maybe get slightly easier opponent in the next round.
Visitors are entering this clash with massive confidence after winning the big city derby match against Sparta Prague 3-0 FT. Their opposition Leverkusen were also victorious during the last weekend, continuing the chase with Bayern Munich. As expected, hosts are labelled as favorites for the win at 1.61 rate.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Slavia Prague Head-to-head
There was a lot of drama included in the first head to head clash played between these teams in Czech Republic in the second round. Bellarabi was sent off in 22nd minute for Leverkusen, and the final 1-0 score in favour of Slavia was set in 80th minute by Olayinka.
Overall, team from Prague is not doing well against German squads. So far they faced Bundesliga members 15 times, having four wins, three draws and eight defeats.
On the other hand, Leverkusen won 50% of all encounters versus Czech teams, while losing only two.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Slavia Prague Prediction
One of the biggest questions for home team is if head manager Peter Bosz is going to maybe rest some of the players for weekend clash against Hoffenheim. A spot in the playoffs is already secured, so why not just give a chance to reserves? Overall, squad is doing really good in Bundesliga, having won six out of the last seven games and jumping to 2nd place. Lucas Alario has been on fire lately, bagging seven goals in seven appearances.
Slavia Prague also enjoy very aggressive formations and playstyle. Six out of their last seven games across all competitions ended either Over 2.5 goals or BTTS. We are expecting a lot of action at BayArena too, so going for goals market is probably the safest way to approach the fixture.
Draw or away win double chance @ 2.25
Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.94.