Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zuerich
Europe – UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8th November 2018
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Bay Arena, Leverkusen.
The two best teams in Group A of the Europa League go against each other hoping to consolidate the spot of the toppers. Bayer Leverkusen hosts FC Zuerich at the Bay Arena in the fourth matchday, this Thursday.
Zuerich has been on fire winning all three of their matches so far in the tournament. They have scored five goals in their three matches while conceding only two, which is the least in Group A.
Leverkusen occupies the second spot in the group after posting six points on the table as the result of two wins and a loss. The solitary loss came against Zuerich. They have scored the most number of goals in the group, nine, while conceding the most too, seven.
Hoffenheim humiliated Leverkusen at home, last weekend with a 1-4 scoreline. The visitors scored two goals apiece in each half. All Leverkusen could muster was to pull back one goal. The huge home defeat will surely be playing in their minds when they host Zuerich.
Zuerich comes after registering an emphatic away victory against Luzern, while on the road. They completely dominated the home team with five different goal scorers for each of their five goals.
Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zuerich Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last match between the two sides, ended in a win for FC Zuerich, with a scoreline of 3-2.
- Leverkusen is winless in four of their last six matches.
- Zuerich has won three of their last four matches.
- Leverkusen has one win in their last four matches at home.
- Zuerich has lost only one of their last seven matches on the road.
- Last five away matches of Zuerich saw both teams getting on the scoresheet and over 2.5 goals being scored. Four of them saw over 3.5 goals and three of them saw over 4.5 goals.
- Last seven matches of Zuerich had both the teams scoring and every single one of them had over 3.5 match goals.
Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zuerich Prediction
The away team are the slight favorites for this match considering their recent form, and their thrilling victory over Leverkusen, last match-day, in a five-goal thriller. Zuerich can almost ensure progression with a victory and expect them to go all out for that to be achieved.
Leverkusen has been on a bad patch of form recently, and it will likely be exploited by the visitors. The German side just experienced a huge loss at home, against Hoffenheim, in a scoreline that read 1-4. Whereas, Zuerich completely destroyed their opponents 2-5 despite being on the road.
Zurich is notorious for taking part in high-goal scoring affairs. Their last seven matches overall, and last five away matches all had over 2.5 goals and most of them had five or more goals. Expect one more match to be listed under that section.
Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Zurich Betting Tips
FC Zurich: Draw No Bet @ 9.00 (8/1)
Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.44 (4/9).