On Thursday, starting at 20:00, the Leverkusen – FC Zurich, the 4th round of the Europa League group, will be played.
In the tour we were able to witness a real show, FC Zurich imposing 3-2 at the end of a game full of gate phases.
Leverkusen goes through a very fluctuating period. The “Aspirins” come after the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim (1-4), which was preceded by two impressive victories: 6-2 with Werder Bremen and 5-0 with Borussia Monchengladbach (in the cup). Still, we have to notice the extremely “open” style of the band, prepared by the German Herrlich, Leverkusen opening his defense very much and putting everything on the attack book. In the perspective of the duel with FC Zurich, if the hosts will succeed, Leverkusen will qualify 90% in the next round of the competition.
On the other hand, the Swiss band comes after 3 consecutive victories in the Europa League. Leaders in Group A, the chances for Swiss to lose qualification in the next round of the competition are almost minimal. That’s why we think the “white-blue” will be much more relaxed than the Germans. This may be fatal against a band such as Bayer Leverkusen, which primarily counts on the attack book. That is why we choose to bet on a duel at the hands of the hosts, which are aimed at winning.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.45