Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction and betting tips (September 30)
This is going to be the first ever meeting between Celtic and Bayer Leverkusen. Will it be a one sided win or will both sides share the spoils?
Florian Writz (Bayer) contributed to 8 goals in 4 league games
Florian Writz (Bayer) contributed to 8 goals in 4 league games

Celtic duels Bayer Leverkusen in Round 2 of the Europa League Group stage matches.

The game time is 7:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 30 September 2021. The venue for the game is Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (September 30) game are analyzed in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups are previewed as well.

Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (September 30) latest betting odds

Celtic to win odds are situated at 3.80 (+280 American; 14/5 Fractional). The odds for a draw are situated at 3.90 (+290; 29/10), while Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are situated at 2.00 (+100; evens).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Celtic — 26%, draw — 25%, Bayer Leverkusen — 49%.

Latest betting odds on Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (30 September 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Celtic — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Bayer Leverkusen — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (September 30) match preview and statistics

Celtic are drew 1-1 in their last game against Dundee United. The Bhoys are sixth in the Scottish Premiership table with 10 points. They have three wins, one draw and three losses so far, scored 17 goals and conceded five goals.

The two goals scored in the last match were two minutes apart. Liel Abada scored a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner from a cross by Jota in the 16th minute of the first half. Dundee acted swiftly and replied with a goal in the 18th minute. Ian Harkes also scored a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner from a cross by Ilmari Niskanen.

Jota had an impressive performance in the game, provided an assist, created four chances, had four shots on target, gave three key passes, 2/3 tackles and won seven duels. The Hoops had 63% possession, 82% pass accuracy, 23 shots and 19 chances. They should have scored more goals looking at their xG and the number of big chances they created, five big chances and a 3.74 xG.

The Celts lost 3-4 to Real Betis in their Europa League Round 1 game. Albian Ajeti, Josip Juranovic and Anthony Ralston scored three goals, but it wasn’t enough to salvage the scores. Celtic are in search of their first win in this match.

Celtic team news: Karamoko Dembele, Christopher Jullien, Kyogo Furuhashi, Callum McGregor, Georgios Giakoumakis, James Forrest, Greg Taylor are sidelined due to injuries.

Bayer Leverkusen beat Mainz 1-0 in their last match. Leverkusen are second in the league table with 13 points, with four wins, one draw and one loss in six league matches.

Florian Writz scored the game winner in the 62nd minute of the second half from a right footed shot to the bottom left corner, assisted by Jeremie Frimpong. Gerard Seoane’s men had 68% possession, 17 shots, 15 chances, and a 1.37 xG. They were not clinical enough as they had nine shots on target but only one hit the back of the net.

Bayer won their Europa League Round 1 game. They beat Ferencvaros 2-1 at home. Die Werkself were trailing by one goal before Exequiel Palacios equalized in the 37th minute. Florian Writz made it 2-1 in the 69th minute. Leverkusen wants another win in their fixture on Thursday night.

Bayer Leverkusen team news: Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Julian Baumgartlinger, Exequiel Palacios, Edmond Tapsoba and Niklas Lomb are unavailable due to injuries.

Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen H2H

Both teams haven’t gone head-to-head before. This is going to be their first meeting.

Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (September 30) key players and lineups

Celtic projected starting lineup:

  • Joe Hart
  • Anthony Ralston
  • Cameron Carter-Vickers
  • Carl Starfelt
  • Boli Bolingoli
  • Tom Rogic
  • James McCarthy
  • David Turnbull
  • Liel Abada
  • Albian Ajeti
  • Jota

Jota is a key player to watch out for in this tie. He had a good game in the last match and you should look forward to another impressive performance in the next game. Jota provided an assist in the last game, created four chances and gave three key passes. In their Round 1 match, he provided an assist while creating six chances.

Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:

  • Lukas Hradecky
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Odilon Kossounou
  • Jonathan Tah
  • Mitchell Bakker
  • Kerem Demirbay
  • Robert Andrich
  • Karim Bellarabi
  • Florian Wirtz
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Patrik Schick

Florian Writz is the key player to watch out for in this match. He has eight goal contributions, four goals and four assists in five league games. In the Europa League, Writz scored the winning goal in the last match. The attacking midfielder has been crucial to the team’s success.

Celtic vs Bayer Leverkusen (September 30) betting tips and prediction

Both teams are going to face each other for the first time in this match. Bayer Leverkusen are in good form, winning their last two matches. Celtic have a good record playing at home which comes as an advantage at home.

They’ve both scored the same number of goals and conceded the same number in the last two matches. This is a tough tie and the winner might not be certain but both teams have a high chance of scoring and we should expect over 2.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score

Odds: 1.61 (-164 American; 25/41 Fractional)

Football UEFA Europa League . Group G. Round 2
Celtic — Bayer Leverkusen
Over 2.5 goals
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