Europa League 2021-22: Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction and betting tips (March 10)
Atalanta will host Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of the Round of 16 clash. The Goddess advanced comfortably from the knockout phase with wins in both legs. They want to tread the same path again.
Ruslan Malinovsky (Atalanta) scored a brace in the return leg against Olympiacos
Ruslan Malinovsky (Atalanta) scored a brace in the return leg against Olympiacos

Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen meet in Round of 16 of the 2021-22 Europa League season.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 10 March 2022. The match venue is Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo, Italy.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen (March 10) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen latest odds on betting sites

Atalanta to win odds are priced at 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Bayer Leverkusen to win odds are priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Atalanta — 47%, draw — 28%, Bayer Leverkusen — 25%.

Latest betting odds on Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen (10 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Atalanta — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Bayer Leverkusen — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen match preview and statistics

Atalanta have three wins and two losses in their previous five games. The Goddess lost 0-1 to AS Roma in their last match.

Team statistics: 65% possession, 0.94 expected goals (xG), seven total shots, two big chances, four shots on target, 508 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 16 fouls committed, four offsides, three corners, three yellow cards, one red card.

Tammy Abraham scored the match winner in the 32nd minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box into the net, assisted by Nicolo Zaniolo. There were two red cards in the late minutes of the match. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marten de Roon both got their second yellow of the game and were sent off.

Atalanta beat Olympiacos 5-1 on aggregate in their knockout fixture. They won 2-1 in the first leg and won 3-0 in the return leg. Ruslan Malinovsky scored a brace, while Joakim Maehle scored a goal in the return leg.

Atalanta team news: Davide Zappacosta and Josip Ilicic are unavailable for the match, while Duvan Zapata is doubtful for the game.

Bayer Leverkusen have three wins, a draw and a loss in their previous five matches. They drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich in their last match.

Niklas Sule opened the scoring in the 18th minute of the first half. Thomas Muller scored an own goal in the 36th minute leveling the scores. Demirbay slung in a swinging free-kick from the right, and Muller stretched out a boot to steer home the equalizer. This helped them pick up a point from the game.

Team statistics: 31% possession, 2.12 expected goals, nine total shots, five big chances, two shots on target, 233 accurate passes, 74% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, three offsides, two corners, two yellow cards.

Leverkusen finished top of their Europa League group table with 13 points and a +9 goal difference. They had four wins, a draw and a loss in the group stage.

Bayer Leverkusen team news: Andrey Lunev, Karim Bellarabi, Patrik Schick and Robert Andrich are sidelined due to injuries. Kerem Demirbay is unavailable due to suspension.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen H2H

This is going to be the first meeting between both sides.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen lineups and key players

Atalanta projected starting lineup:

  • Juan Musso
  • Hans Hateboer
  • Merih Demiral
  • Jose Luis Palomino
  • Giuseppe Pezzella
  • Marten de Roon
  • Remo Freuler
  • Aleksey Miranchuk
  • Ruslan Malinovsky
  • Matteo Pessina
  • Mario Pasalic

Ruslan Malinovsky is the key player to watch out for. He scored a brace in the return leg against Olympiacos. Malinovsky has three goals in Europe this season and looks forward to getting on the scoresheet in this match.

Bayer Leverkusen projected starting lineup:

  • Lukas Hradecky
  • Edmond Tapsoba
  • Jonathan Tah
  • Piero Hincapie
  • Jeremie Frimpong
  • Charles Aranguiz
  • Exequiel Palacios
  • Mitchel Bakker
  • Florian Wirtz
  • Moussa Diaby
  • Amine Adli

Florian Wirtz is the key player to watch out for. He has six goal involvements, with three goals and three assists in five appearances in the Europa League this season. Wirtz wants to be on the scoresheet in this game.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions and betting tips

Atalanta have three wins and two losses in their last five games, while Bayer Leverkusen have three wins and a loss and a draw. Despite the loss in their last match, I won’t count out Atalanta because they’ve been solid in their Europa League fixture. They beat Olympiacos 2-1 at home and 3-0 away. The Black and Blues are a strong side.

Leverkusen is also a good team. They finished top of their group table with four wins, a draw and a loss. The Eternal Bridesmaid can stand toe to toe with the Goddess in this match.

Predictions for this match are Atalanta to win, and over 2.5 goals. Atalanta have the home advantage in this tie, which helped them in the first leg against Olympiacos. Leverkusen have failed to keep a clean sheet in 13 matches, which gives the host an edge.

Betting prediction: Atalanta to win

Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)

Football UEFA Europa League . Round of 16. Leg 1
Atalanta — Bayer Leverkusen
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
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