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Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Predictions, Tips and Odds: Unbeaten Leverkusen edge closer to immortality

Unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen will look to move one step closer to an incredible treble when they face off against Roma in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final this week. 

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma predictions

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 4/5 with Midnite
Correct Score 2-1 15/2 with Bet Goodwin
First Goalscorer Florian Wirtz 7/1 with Bet365

The stats behind our Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma predictions:

  • Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten in 48 straight games (W40 D8).
  • Florian Wirtz has scored seven goals in his last six starts.
  • Roma have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight games.

Can Bayer keep the streak going?

With just five games remaining if they reach the Europa League final, Bayer Leverkusen is still unbeaten across every competition this season. Xabi Alonso’s men have already ended Bayern’s dominance and won the Bundesliga title for the first time. With a DFB Pokal final with second division Kaiserslautern on the horizon, they could end the campaign invincible with three trophies and a famous treble.

Die Werkself have been unstoppable, either blitzing past sides or scoring countless stoppage-time goals to keep the run going. At the weekend, they extended that run to 48 games with a 5-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, matching the longest streak in the ‘UEFA era,’ which was set by Benfica between 1963 and 1965.

Avoiding defeat here would not only set a new unbeaten record but would see Leverkusen reach their third final in major European competition, after previously doing so in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup and 2001/02 UEFA Champions League. It would also mean that Xabi Alonso would become the sixth different Spanish manager to reach a Europa League final, with five already being the most from any nation (Sánchez Flores, Benítez, Emery, Lopetegui and Mendilibar). Indeed, nine of the previous 14 finals in this competition have featured a Spanish coach in charge of one of the teams.

It will be incredibly tough for Roma to overcome their first leg defecit, especially as they haven’t won on any of their last six away trips to face German sides in European competition (D2 L4), and have netted just six goals combined across those games. If they do achieve the impossible, however, they would become just the third side to reach the final in consecutive Europa League tournaments, after Benfica (2012-13 and 2013-14) and Sevilla (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16).

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma match tip

Florian Wirtz to score anytime @ 5/2 with Bet365

The German has been crucial to Bayer Leverkusen’s success this season, and with seven goals in his last six starts, you wouldn’t back against him scoring here, especially after his goal in the first leg. No player aged 21 or under has been directly involved in more goals across the top five European leagues and European competition this season than the midfielder (30).

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma odds

BAYER LEVERKUSEN VS ROMA
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*Odds correct as of 16:00 on May 08. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Bayer Leverkusen is unbeaten in all 11 of its Europa League games this season (nine wins and two draws), and its win percentage (82%) is the highest of any side to play 10+ games in a single campaign since Atlético Madrid in 2011/12 (87%—13/15), which went on to lift the trophy that year.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma team news

Bayer Leverkusen team news

In  Out Doubtful
Noah Mbamba, Adam Hlozek,Borja Iglesias

The ineligible Noah Mbamba joins injured duo Adam Hlozek and Borja Iglesias on the sidelines.

Top Scorer: Patrik Schick, Victor Boniface (5)

Card Magnet: Jonathan Tah (3)

Assist Ace: Florian Wirtz, Josip Stanisic (4)

Roma team news

In  Out Doubtful

Roma have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Top Scorer: Romelu Lukaku (7)

Card Magnet: Evan Ndicka (5)

Assist Ace: Stephan El Shaarawy (5)

How to watch Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Live

Bayer Leverkusen host Roma on Thursday, 9th March, at 8pm (UK time), with the game broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma head-to-head

  • 02 May 2024 – Roma 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen – Europa League 
  • 18 May 2023 – Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Roma – Europa League
  • 11 May 2023 – Roma 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen – Europa League
  • 04 Nov 2015 – Roma 3-2 Bayer Leverkusen – Champions League
  • 20 Oct 2015 – Bayer Leverkusen 4-4 Roma – Champions League

Bayer Leverkusen are unbeaten at home against Roma (two wins and one draw) with the last two both finishing level.


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