Bayer Leverkusen v Lazio Betting Tips August 26th 2015
Tip #1: Back Bayer Leverkusen to win @ 1.57 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Bayer to qualify @ 2.37 with bet365.com
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Bayer Leverkusen v Lazio Betting Tips: Match Preview
Thirteen minutes! Thirteen minutes is what separated Bayer Leverkusen from achieving a 0-0 draw in Italy, but a 77th minute goal from substitute Keita brought Lazio the 1-0 victory. Still nothing to worry about as the German team keeps its changes to advance into the groups of Champions League, even with a minimal victory.
Performance record 64% winning 4 of the last 7 games, in fact 4 consecutive victories before the defeat against the Italians. Good host winning 4 of the last 5 European home matches. A mixed record against Italian teams at home: W3-D1-L3. Last season Leverkusen participated in the play-off stage as well, against perhaps a much weaker opponent in the face of FC København, facing no difficulties to advance ahead.
Considering the good pre-season shape Leverkusen displayed, the good home performance on European stage, and the fact that the loss against Lazio was minimal with a very late goal, we believe Bayer Leverkusen may not face much trouble winning this match. Definite favourite for this game according to the odds given by bet365, which are @ 1.57 for victory.
Given that order of thoughts, Bayer to Qualify @ 2.37 seems logical yet much more rewarding betting choice.
Lazio’s latest victory over Leverkusen, was only their 2nd in the past 7 games, losing the other 5, 4 consecutive ones. The team has a performance record of 29%, the lowest in the play-off stage.
The team shows good performance on European stage however, avoiding defeat in their last 4 visit W1-D3-L0 and losing only 1 in their last 11 away UEFA fixture W4-D6-L1. This is the team’s first Champions League play-off, though they have experience in Europa League, managing to advance through all 3 of them.
The victory and their minimal advantage give Lazio a hope that they can re-appear in Champions League after a 7 year absence. The last time the team reached the group stage of the tournament was back in 2007/08 under the management of Delio Rossi.
High odds for Lazio to win this match, despite their good away record with odds by bet365 @ 6.00. The draw is also rewarding @ 3.80, but Leverkusen appears to be in a much better shape than the Italians, at least on paper.
While it’s not going to be a shock, if Lazio manages to advance ahead, we highly doubt that Leverkusen will not come on top of this match and grab the group stage spot.
Even though Lazio is only beaten once in the last 11 European away fixtures, Bayer has won 4 out of the 5 European home matches. With a much better performance record and a minimum disadvantage because of the 0-1 loss in the first leg, we believe the Germans will win this match with odds by bet365 @ 1.57.
With expectations for a home victory and advancement to the group stage of Champions League, it’s only logical to back Bayer to qualify at much higher odds (than the victory) @ 2.37 with bet365.com