Betting tips for Bayer Leverkusen vs Zurich 08.11.2018
Bayer Leverkusen and FC Zurich face each other on BayArena on Thursday to challenge for Group A of the Europa League. The home side seem to continue their uneven moment, and after two resounding results they once again succumbed to a heavy defeat, this time at the hands of Hoffenhiem. On the other side come the FC Zurich who lead this group after a surprising victory over the Germans last month.
Bayer Leverkusen came in second with 6 points, two wins and one defeat, with two wins and one loss, with 9 goals scored and 7 goals conceded. Leverkusen continues with the same irregular shape it has presented in recent years, or is 8 or 80, alternating constantly between big wins and great performances and unexpected defeats and disappointing performances. The Lions won out at Ludogorets Razgrad (2-3) and in the AEK reception at Larnaca (4-2), but lost at home to this Zurich FC (3-2). The defeat against this Swiss team was Leverkusen's third consecutive game without a win in all competitions, which put coach Heiko Herrlich's place at risk.
Since then the team surprised in the following two games, thrashed at home to Werder Bremen by 2-6, and Bremen did not lose 17 consecutive games at home, and went to Borussia M'gladbach at Borussia Park 0- 5, for the German Cup. Things seemed to be on the right track again, but it was then that the Lions again disappointed, losing at the reception to Hoffenheim by 1-4. Bayer Leverkusen is a very irregular team, has a very competent attack, but also has a very disorganized defense. In addition, this has been a season when the team is happier out of doors than in their domains.
FC Zurich, in turn, is in 1st place with 9 points, the result of 3 wins, and with 5 goals scored and 2 goals conceded. The Swiss are 100% winners in the grouping, started by winning at AEK Larnaca's home (0-1) and at the reception to Ludogorets Razgrad (1-0), and then at the reception to this Bayer Leverkusen (3-2).
This last game against the Germans was a great victory for the Swiss team, who was losing on two occasions (0-1 and 1-2) and ended up getting around to the result and come out on top. The team has gone through a peculiar moment, winning 3 of the last 6 consecutive games in all competitions, losing only 1, but registering a total of 30 goals, 18 scored and 12 conceded. A win here leaves the Swiss qualified to the next stage of the competition, and they are one point away from being able to do as group leaders.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Zurich Prediction: X/1 5.50
Bayer Leverkusen vs Zurich Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00
Bayer Leverkusen vs Zurich Score Recommendations: 3-1 10.00