Sunday, June 4, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Royale Union vs Bayer Leverkusen – 20/04/23

Competition: Europa League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 3/4 @ 888sport

With a Europa League semi-final spot still hanging firmly in the balance, Bayer Leverkusen will make the trip to Royale Union on Thursday night.

Starting with the hosts, putting in a rugged display as they claimed a first-leg 1-1 draw away in Germany last week, Royale Union will be desperate to spring a real Europa League upset here. Picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend as they claimed a 2-1 victory at home against Seraing while on domestic duties, Karel Geraerts’ side are unbeaten in each of their last nine appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to March 2nd. Extending on their European adventure last month as they claimed a remarkable 6-3 aggregate victory against Union Berlin, Les Unionistes have also found a recent clinical edge in the final third. Gaining a reputation for their lively outcomes, it should also be highlighted that Royale Union have seen eight of their previous nine outings finish with both teams finding the net.

As for the visitors, while Bayer Leverkusen might have been disappointed to have only collected a 1-1 draw on home soil last week, the German outfit should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Despite playing out a goalless draw away at Wolfsburg last time out, Xabi Alonso’s side are unbeaten in each of their last 11 straight appearances across all competitions. With their extended purple patch stemming all the way back to a 3-2 loss at the hands of Mainz on February 19th, Thursday’s guests are tipped as a genuine Europa League contender in 2023. With their rampant run of form highlighted by a famous 2-1 win against defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich prior to March’s international break, Bayer Leverkusen have also continued to shine on the road. Suffering just a single defeat away from the BayArena since opening 2023, neutrals could be treated to an enjoyable affair in midweek.

Bet: Both teams to score at Royale Union vs Bayer Leverkusen 3/4 for Thursday’s Europa League showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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