Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction & Match Preview

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen Europa League Prediction by LeagueLane

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.55 UK
Venue: Stadion Wankdorf, Bern.

Young Boys will be hoping to translate their stellar domestic form into the continental competition this Thursday when they play host to Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their last 32 round of Europa League tie.

The hosts have been flying high in the final third lately and will come into this in the highest of spirits.

Gerardo Seoane’s men are as many as 16 points clear atop the Swiss Super League standings after 20 rounds. They have been fantastic after the winter break, winning six and drawing one of seven league outings this year.

The story is completely opposite with the visitors. Die Werkself have been struggling badly to keep things tight at the back lately. The lack of defensive meticulousness is the main reason for Bayer’s slump in form.

The team led by Peter Bosz did not keep a single clean sheet in the last eleven matches in all competitions. They will travel to Switzerland off the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw with relegation strugglers Mainz last weekend at BayArena.

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-head

  • This will be the maiden official head to head encounter between the two sides.
  • They played a 2-2 draw when they took on each other in a mid-season friendly in January 2014.

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

Bayer enjoyed a superb run in the group phase, winning five of six matches against Slavia Prague, Hapoel Beer Sheva, and Nice. Nevertheless, we just can’t imagine them keeping things tight at the back against the free-scoring Young Boys.

It is very hard to even think of a low-scoring contest. This match has goals written all over it and we just have to back the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick at the odds of 1.90.

The value is also fantastic with the 2.50 odds offered for Young Boys to net two or more goals on Thursday night.

After all, they scored three or more goals in three of the last four Super League matches.

On the other side, Leverkusen shipped two goals to Stuttgart and Mainz each in the last two Bundesliga outings.

Young Boys vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.90
  • Young Boys Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50.