Union St.-Gilloise vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction 4/20
- Lm Tipster
- Apr 20, 2023, 9:05:11 AM
The UEFA Europa League Quarterfinals bring us a thrilling matchup between Union St.-Gilloise and Bayer Leverkusen. With the second leg tied on aggregate, both teams will be looking to win this game to secure a spot in the semifinals. As a leading provider of soccer betting picks, KingPin.pro is proud to present our experts' predictions for this match. Our review of both teams' offenses and defenses, along with recent form and head-to-head record, leads us to predict a victory for Bayer Leverkusen.
Union St.-Gilloise Offense vs Bayer Leverkusen Defense:
Union St.-Gilloise has been impressive in their domestic league, but they have not been as prolific in the Europa League. They have scored 10 goals in nine games, averaging just over one goal per game. Their top scorer, Victor Boniface, has six goals in nine games but has failed to score in his last two Europa League appearances. On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen's defense has been solid in both domestic and European competitions. They have conceded only five goals in their last six games in all competitions, with goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky playing a crucial role in their success.
Bayer Leverkusen Offense vs Union St.-Gilloise Defense:
Bayer Leverkusen's offense has been their strength this season, with 62 goals in 30 games in the Bundesliga. They have also been impressive in the Europa League, scoring 16 goals in nine games. Their top scorer, Florian Wirtz, has three goals in five Europa League appearances and has been in fine form recently. Union St.-Gilloise's defense has been decent, conceding nine goals in nine Europa League games. However, they have struggled against stronger opposition, conceding two goals to Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg and three goals to Rangers in the Round of 16.
Union St.-Gilloise's recent form has been decent, winning two, drawing two, and losing one of their last five games. They won their last game against RFC Seraing 2-1 in the Belgian Pro League, but they will need to play much better to defeat Bayer Leverkusen. On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen has been in great form, winning two and drawing two of their last four games. They drew 1-1 with Union St.-Gilloise in the first leg of this tie and won their last game against VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Bundesliga.
Union St.-Gilloise and Bayer Leverkusen have met only once before, with the first leg of this tie ending in a 1-1 draw. While Union St.-Gilloise put up a strong performance in the first leg, they will need to do even better in the second leg if they hope to progress to the semifinals.
Based on our analysis, we predict that Bayer Leverkusen will win this game and secure their spot in the semifinals. Union St.-Gilloise has struggled to score goals consistently in the Europa League, and their defense has not been as solid as Leverkusen's. In addition, Leverkusen has been in great form lately, winning three of their last five games and drawing the other two. They have also scored six goals in their last two games, showing that their offense is firing on all cylinders.
On the other hand, Union St.-Gilloise has only won two of their last five games and has only scored four goals in their last three games. While they were able to hold Leverkusen to a draw in the first leg, they will have a much tougher time doing so in the second leg.
Furthermore, Leverkusen has a more experienced and talented squad, with players like Florian Wirtz and Moussa Diaby who can create scoring chances out of nothing. Their defense is also more organized and disciplined, which will make it difficult for Union St.-Gilloise to break through and score.
In terms of head-to-head record, the first leg was the only meeting between these two teams. However, Leverkusen dominated possession and created more scoring opportunities, and were unlucky not to come away with a victory.
Pick: Bayern Leverkusen ML +105