Union St. Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Match Preview

Union St Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen Europa League Prediction by LeagueLane

Union St. Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League
Date: 20 April 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Lotto Park (Bruxelles).

Bayer Leverkusen disappointed their fans in a wobbly display seven days ago at BayArena as they failed to beat Belgian side Union St. Gilloise in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal.

Die Werkself were even lucky to have avoided a defeat on the occasion as they needed a late equalizer from Florian Wirtz to rescue a 1-1 draw.

Xabi Alonso’s men looked surprisingly toothless in the final third last week, registering mo more than a couple of attempts on target on the occasion.

The stalemate ended Bayer’s seven-win streak across competitions. The German outfit are still the favorites to advance from this tie but they will by no means have an easy job on Thursday evening at Lotto Park.

Union Saint Gilloise have only translated their fine domestic form to the continental competition last week.

They now have five wins and three draws in the previous eight affairs across competitions. The strong run of results in the domestic league, paired with Genk’s sudden slide in form, has brought Karel Geraerts’ men within a two-point distance of the first place in the Belgian First Division A.

Bayer have also done an amazing job in their domestic league recently as a winning thread helped them climb to the sixth position in the Bundesliga table. Alonso’s men are now only five points below RB Leipzig in fourth.

Union St. Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-head

  • This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two teams.
  • As mentioned above, the first one was played seven days ago and it ended in a 1-1 draw at BayArena.

Union St. Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

Union Saint Gilloise favor attacking-minded football under Geraerts. They are especially lethal at home where they won eleven of the previous twelve outings across competitions. Four of the last five matches Union St. Gilloise played on the home patch saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick coming in.

This is exactly the scenario we are about to back for this second leg at the 2.10 odds. As for the outcome, we’ll go for the away win at the same odds knowing Leverkusen have been the hottest team in the German top flight in the last couple of months.

Union St. Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 2.10 (11/10)
  • Bayer Leverkusen to win @ 2.10 (11/10) odd.