Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 February 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Bayer Leverkusen continued with their unfortunate performances on Sunday when they shockingly conceded three goals in a home loss to Mainz.
It was the third domestic league defeat in the previous four rounds for Xabi Alonso and his troops.
If we count all competitions, Die Werkself have four defeats in the last five matches. Nevertheless, we really have to address some of these most recent losses to the lack of fortune.
Bayer Leverkusen dropped a 2-1 lead by conceding two late goals in the first keg of this Europa League tie with Monaco. This includes a stoppage-time goal from center back Axel Disasi.
It was a match in which the German outfit by no means deserved a defeat. Sat the very least, they were the superior side on the pitch and could have gotten away with a stalemate, if not a win.
Edmond Tapsoba then missed an early penalty in the home fixture against Mainz on Sunday, while Amine Adli got sent off ten minutes from time.
Monaco will enter this in much higher spirits. They have secured another domestic victory on Sunday, beating Brest 1-2 on the road.
Les Monegasques now have five wins on the spin across competitions. They have scored at least two goals in eight of the last nine outings on all competitions.
Monaco are third in the Ligue 1 table with only five points between them and leaders PSG.
Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-head
- Monaco won three, drew one, and lost one of five head to head encounters with Bayer Leverkusen.
- These two teams have previously locked horns in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League back in 2014 and 2016.
- Monaco have one win and one draw in the previous two home clashes with Bayer who have scored just one goal in the process.
Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
This match has goals written all over it and we would not be surprised to witness another goal fest when these two teams come across each other.
The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score is the way to go at the attractive 2.00 odds. As for the outcome, we will back the in-form Monaco to come on top and exploit Bayer’s defensive liabilities once again. The home win is paid at the 2.25 odds.
Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Monaco to win @ 2.25 (5/4) odd.