An exciting match should be on the cards tonight when the Bundesliga's Bayer Leverkusen bid welcome to Celtic at BayArena. Decision time is coming up in the group stages of the Europa League this season, as we enter round five.
Bayer Leverkusen scored and conceded nearly a similar amount of goals pr. match in previous Europa League outings. They were on target 1.9 times while allowing an average of 1.3 goals against. Bookmakers expect them to have enough in the tank when teaming up to Celtic on Thursday.
Celtic have been decent in front of goal, with 1.9 goals scored per game right now in the Europa League. They concede even less, with 1 goal scored against them on average. They will try to make this defense count when facing up to Bayer Leverkusen this coming Thursday as outsiders.
Celtic entered the Europa League as big outsiders for actually winning the title, when once again going up against the big guns. However, getting through to the knock-out round is still a possibility. Find out our predictions here!
Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic stats and analysis
Analyzing the prices with the bookmakers, Bayer Leverkusen are given a 69% chance of beating Celtic. That equals odds at 1.44 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 4.50. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds of 6.50.
Bayer Leverkusen remain without defeat after collecting 10 points from their first four Europa League outings this season. They have their target set on advancing from the group, and a win would go a long way in securing the top spot.
With 6 points from their initial four Europa League outings, Celtic remains within reach of the knock-out stages. They need a win to challenge for first place, while a defeat will probably end their hopes of getting through the group.
According to the bookmakers, Bayer Leverkusen are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 6.50 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 15% chance of beating Celtic. Placing your bet on Celtic, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.44.
Facts and figures for Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic in Europa League.
- Bayer Leverkusen unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Bayer Leverkusen has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- Bayer Leverkusen scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Bayer Leverkusen's last 8 of 10 matches.
- Celtic scored in the last 24 of 26 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Celtic's last 12 of 14 matches;
- Celtic scored the last 10 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Celtic's last 7 when playing away matches in the row.
Lineup Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic
Current form — Bayer Leverkusen v. Celtic
Bayer Leverkusen look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Real Betis by 4-0, before drawing 1-1 with Hertha Berlin. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Bochum 1-0.
Celtic look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They started off drawing 0-0 with Livingston, before downing first Ferencvaros by 3-2, then Dundee FC in a 4-2 win.
Bayer Leverkusen v. Celtic — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Bayer Leverkusen came away as winners in a Europa League, back in September 2021. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: A win for Bayer Leverkusen pays out at 1.44, the best prize for a draw is 4.50, while an away win for Celtic gets you odds 6.50. Bayer Leverkusen enter the match against Celtic with a 1-0-0 record in their previous 1 encounter in the Europa League. This amounts to a 100% winning ratio for Bayer Leverkusen, with Celtic victorious in 0% of the last 1 encounter.
Full Time betting
Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Bayer Leverkusen are given a 69% chance of beating Celtic. That equals odds at 1.44 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 4.50. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 6.50.
Man of the Moment
With Moussa Diaby on 2 goals in the last 6 matches for Bayer Leverkusen, he certainly catches the eye as a possible goalscorer on again. Keep an eye out for Kyogo Furuhashi to provide Celtic with the thing every football-team needs: goals. He has been on the right spot 4 times in 6 previous games.