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Leverkusen VS Sporting CP

Bayer Leverkusen and Sporting meet at BayArena, in a 2nd leg match for the Liga Europa (16 avos de final). Bayer Leverkusen got an away win by (0‑1) in the previous 1st leg match. Bayer Leverkusen registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.

Analysis of Bayer Leverkusen

The home team comes to this 2nd leg match with an advantage of 1 goals, after the (0‑1) away win in the 1st leg. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Bundesliga, they got a home loss against Borussia Dortmund by (0‑1). In the last 10 home matches o Bayer Leverkusen has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4.

Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.

Bayer Leverkusen will play at home in this second match between these teams, where they bring an advantage they achieved in the first match. It is important to notice that in the first match, Bayer Leverkusen had less ball possession, however, they were very superior in the number of shots on goal. They have an average of 1,64 goals scored in Bundesliga and 0,91 conceded. This shows consistency in both ends of the pitch.

Confirmed Lineup: B. Leno, J. Tah, T. Jedvaj, K. Papadopoulos, Wendell, K. Bellarabi, C. Kramer, S. Kießling, J. Hernández, J. Brandt, H. Çalhanoğlu.
Coach: R. Schmidt.

Analysis of Sporting CP

After the home loss in the 1st leg, the away team comes to this 2nd leg with a disadvantage of 1 goals and the hard task of having to come back from a negative result in an away match. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 31 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 13 conceded. In their last match, for the Primeira Liga, they got a home win against o Boavista by (2‑0). In the last 10 away matches Sporting has won 7, tied 0 and lost 3.

Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times but have turned the score around in 2.

Sporting will play at home in this second match. They arrive in disadvantage after a home loss in the first match. Playing away from home in this competition, they have shown an average of 1,67 goals scored and an average of 2 goals conceded, showing signs of inconsistency in their defense. They show their best moment between the 60th and 75th minute of the match, where they have scored 5 goals.

Confirmed Lineup: Rui Patrício, Naldo, João Pereira, Ewerton, Jefferson, Bruno César, João Mário, William Carvalho, A. Aquilani, Carlos Mané, T. Gutiérrez.
Coach: Jorge Jesus.

Betting suggestion:

For this second match between these teams, in addition to being at home, Leverkusen will have the advantage they brought after the first match. Both defense and offense have been working just fine when they play at home. On the other side of things, Sporting will have to look for goals away from home. It is important to remember how bad they usually are on the defensive end. So it is probable that playing at home, Leverkusen will achieve at least a draw.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

UEFA Europa League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 475 / 475 Games

  • Home team wins 45.47%
  • Draws 24.63%
  • Away team wins 29.89%
  • Over 1.5 70.53%
  • Over 2.5 47.37%
  • Over 3.5 25.89%
  • Goals 1220
  • Goals /match 2.57
  • Goals /match home 1.49
  • Goals /match away 1.08
  • Both teams score 45.05%
  • Goals after 80' 17.21%
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