Young Boys vs. Bayer Leverkusen 2/18/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Young Boys vs. Bayer Leverkusen 2/18/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

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Young Boys is hosting Bayer Leverkusen at Wankdorf Stadion in the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League.

Young Boys is on a 5-game winning streak, while they are undefeated in their last 12 games, and everything is going their way at the moment. Young Boys is also at the top of the Swiss Super League with 47 points, which is a massive 16 points ahead of Basel, and I would say they will win the title. In their last game against Lugano on the road, Young Boys has had 52% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. With an impressive first half and 3 scored goals, Young Boys have won this match 1-3. Young Boys was in a group with Roma, and they were decent with 10 points, which was enough for second place. Nsame has scored 4 goals for Young Boys in the Europa League so far, while Mambimbi added 2 goals. Petignat, Sierro, and Pereira are all injured for Young Boys, while Camara and Nsame are both suspended because of the red cards. Young Boys is dominant in the Swiss Super League, but the Europa League is a different beast, and with the injuries and suspensions, Young Boys will need to bring their A-game.

Leverkusen has finally won some points, and they haven’t lost any of their last 2 games in Bundesliga, which is a significant improvement of their game from January. With this streak, Leverkusen is back in the Champions League race, and they are now in 5th place with 36 points. Leverkusen was hosting Mainz in their last Bundesliga game, and they have had 69% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. Leverkusen has had a win in their pocket with a 2-0 lead in the 84th minute, but they conceded 2 goals until the end of the game, and the final result was 2-2. In the Europa League group stage, Leverkusen was one of the best teams overall with a massive 21 scored goals and 8 conceded goals, and they have won their group with 15 points. Bailey has been in brilliant form in the Europa League, and he is Leverkusen’s leading goalscorer with 5 goals, while Bellarabi and Diaby added 3 goals each. Diaby also added 3 assists. Paulinho, Arias, Weise, Bender, Baumgartlinger, Bellarabi, and Hradedcky are all injured for Leverkusen at this time. If this was Leverkusen from the start of the season, this would be a no-brainer, and Leverkusen would even be the title contestant, but now, I’m not so sure.

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Both teams have a lot of important injuries, but Young Boys is in better form, and being the dominant team in the league is important, which makes me think Young Boys can score at least one goal here, but so can Leverkusen. I’m taking the goals here.

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