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Atalanta BC - Bayer Leverkusen predictions and free betting tips [22/05/2024]

Soccer
UEFA - Europa League
Atalanta BC
Atalanta BC
Home
22.05.2024, 19:00
3 : 0
3:0 (2:0)
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Away
W2
Odds: 1.81Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0

On Wednesday, 22nd May, in the Europa League final, Atalanta will face off against Bayer Leverkusen. The Bergamo side, having lost the Coppa Italia final last week, are eager to secure their first-ever continental trophy, while the Germans remain undefeated this season.

Projected Line-ups

Atalanta: Musso; Djimsiti, Hien, Scalvini; Zappacosta, Pasalic, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, De Ketelaere; Scamacca.
Bayer: Kovar; Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapié; Frimpong, Xhaka, Andrich, Grimaldo; Hofmann, Wirtz; Schick.

Atalanta

A 3-0 victory over Marseille in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final at home two weeks ago not only reassured the Bergamo fans after a 1-1 draw at the Stade Vélodrome but also secured Atalanta's first-ever appearance in a continental final. In previous rounds, the blue-and-whites defeated Sporting (3-2 on aggregate) and Liverpool (3-1 on aggregate), including a 0-3 thrashing at Anfield. In the league, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men occupy 5th place and have guaranteed a return to the Champions League. Nerazzurri have won five consecutive Serie A matches: against Monza (1-2), Empoli (2-0), Salernitana (1-2), Roma (2-1) and Lecce (0-2) last Saturday. Last week, the nominal home side lost to Juventus in the Coppa Italia final (0-1), with Dusan Vlahovic's first-half goal being decisive.

Atalanta are likely to be without several key defenders for the final. Veteran Kolasinac and centre-back Holm are sidelined with injuries. Dutch midfielder de Roon, who picked up an injury in the recent Coppa Italia encounter, is expected to miss Wednesday's match; centre-back Palomino was left out of the Europa League squad. Nevertheless, Gasperini will rely on his optimal line-up: Koopmeiners (12 goals and 4 assists), Belgian De Ketelaere (10 goals and 6 assists in Serie A, 2 goals and 2 assists in the Europa League) and, notably, Scamacca (11 goals and 4 assists, 6 goals in Europa League) will be tasked with creativity up front. The bench options include Lookman (9 goals and 6 assists in Serie A, 2 goals and 1 assist in the Europa League) and Alexei Miranchuk (3 goals and 5 assists).

Bayer

Bayer Leverkusen remain unbeaten this season. In April, the team clinched their first-ever Bundesliga title, ending Bayern Munich's 12-year dominance. However, the "Pharmacists" aren't stopping there, as they are set to face Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal final this weekend. Under Xabi Alonso, they have terrorised opponents on the continental stage, overcoming Qarabag (5-4 on aggregate), West Ham (3-1) and Roma (4-2) in previous rounds. In May, the red-and-blacks celebrated two league wins over Eintracht Frankfurt (1-5) and Bochum (0-5), followed by a 2-1 victory against Augsburg last Saturday, becoming the first German team to win the Bundesliga unbeaten.

Leverkusen's high-scoring form is another bright spot for fans: the nominal visitors have scored at least twice in their last six games. Bayer only face one fitness concern: promising midfielder Florian Wirtz (18 goals and 19 assists across all competitions this season) had been dealing with a thigh issue but managed to return against Augsburg on Saturday and is expected to start on Wednesday. Otherwise, Xabi Alonso has his strongest squad available: Frimpong (9 goals, 7 assists in the Bundesliga; 3 goals in the Europa League) and Grimaldo (10 goals, 13 assists in the Bundesliga; 2 goals, 3 assists in the Europa League), along with midfielders Andrich (4 goals), Hofmann (5 goals, 7 assists), Xhaka (3 goals), Palacios (4 goals) and Czech striker Schick (7 goals in the Bundesliga, 5 in the Europa League) will get playing time. The main attacking threat remains Nigerian centre-forward Boniface (14 goals, 8 assists, 5 goals in the Europa League).

Head-to-Head

The teams met in the last 16 of the 2021/22 Europa League, where Atalanta advanced on aggregate (4-2).

Match Prediction: Atalanta vs Bayer

Bayer Leverkusen are a genuine powerhouse this season, and there’s no doubt the Germans will lift the trophy on Wednesday. Atalanta have been in good form recently, but they cannot match the quality of the "Pharmacists". No surprises here, I predict a triumph for the favourites.

Total Goals Prediction

Many expect a high-scoring shootout, but often forget this is a final. Both teams are under pressure and unlikely to push the tempo from the start, hence I am betting on total goals under 3.

Match Events

A. Lookman
1 - 0
12
'
B. Djimsiti
22
'
A. Lookman
2 - 0
26
'
G. Scamacca
35
'
35
'
F. Wirtz
46
'
V. Boniface
G. Scalvini
46
'
M. Pasalic
57
'
D. Zappacosta
60
'
67
'
E. Tapsoba
68
'
R. Andrich
69
'
A. Hlozek
T. Koopmeiners
70
'
73
'
R. Andrich
A. Lookman
3 - 0
75
'
81
'
P. Schick
81
'
N. Tella
E. B. Toure
84
'
H. Hateboer
84
'
R. Toloi
90
'
Atalanta BC
Bayer Leverkusen

Match Statistics

Atalanta BC
Bayer Leverkusen
33
Ball Possession
67
10
Shots
10
3
Shots off target
7
7
Shots on target
3
0
Counter Attacks
0
2
Corners
5
1
Offsides
0
21
Fouls
12
4
Yellow cards
3
0
Red Cards
0

Formation

Atalanta BC
Atalanta
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
shirt
Musso
shirt
Djimsiti
shirt
Hien
shirt
Kolašinac
shirt
Zappacosta
shirt
Éderson
shirt
Koopmeiners
shirt
Ruggeri
shirt
Ketelaere
shirt
Lookman
shirt
Scamacca
shirt
Kovar
shirt
Tapsoba
shirt
Tah
shirt
Hincapié
shirt
Stanišić
shirt
Palacios
shirt
Xhaka
shirt
Grimaldo
shirt
Frimpong
shirt
Wirtz
shirt
Adli

Team Lineup

Atalanta BC
Atalanta
avatar
Juan Musso
Goalkeeper
1
avatar
Berat Djimsiti
Defender
19
avatar
Isak Hien
Defender
4
avatar
Sead Kolašinac
Defender
23
avatar
Davide Zappacosta
Midfielder
77
avatar
Éderson
Midfielder
13
avatar
Teun Koopmeiners
Midfielder
7
avatar
Matteo Ruggeri
Midfielder
22
avatar
Charles De Ketelaere
Forward
17
avatar
Ademola Lookman
Forward
11
avatar
Gianluca Scamacca
Forward
90
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
avatar
Matej Kovar
Goalkeeper
17
avatar
Edmond Tapsoba
Defender
12
avatar
Jonathan Tah
Defender
4
avatar
Piero Hincapié
Defender
3
avatar
Josip Stanišić
Midfielder
2
avatar
Exequiel Palacios
Midfielder
25
avatar
Granit Xhaka
Midfielder
34
avatar
Alejandro Grimaldo
Midfielder
20
avatar
Jeremie Frimpong
Forward
30
avatar
Florian Wirtz
Forward
10
avatar
Amine Adli
Forward
21

Substitute Players

Atalanta BC
Atalanta
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Marco Carnesecchi
Goalkeeper
29
avatar
Francesco Rossi
Goalkeeper
31
avatar
Giorgio Scalvini
Defender
42
avatar
Rafael Tolói
Defender
2
avatar
Mario Pašalić
Midfielder
8
avatar
Mitchel Bakker
Defender
20
avatar
Michel Ndary Adopo
Midfielder
25
avatar
Emil Holm
Defender
3
avatar
Marten de Roon
Midfielder
15
avatar
Hans Hateboer
Defender
33
avatar
El Bilal Touré
Forward
10
avatar
Aleksei Miranchuk
Midfielder
59
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
avatar
Lukáš Hrádecký
Goalkeeper
1
avatar
Niklas Lomb
Goalkeeper
36
avatar
Arthur
Defender
13
avatar
Odilon Kossounou
Defender
6
avatar
Nathan Tella
Midfielder
19
avatar
Gustavo Puerta
Midfielder
32
avatar
Robert Andrich
Midfielder
8
avatar
Jonas Hofmann
Midfielder
7
avatar
Borja Iglesias
Forward
9
avatar
Adam Hložek
Forward
23
avatar
Victor Okoh Boniface
Forward
22
avatar
Patrik Schick
Forward
14

Injured Players

Atalanta BC
Atalanta BC
avatar
M. De Roon
Knee Injury
avatar
S. Kolasinac
Muscle Injury
avatar
E. Holm
Calf Injury
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Questionable
Miss

Recent Games

Atalanta BCAtalanta BC
Italy: Serie A
18.05
2024
Lecce
0
Atalanta
2
w
Italy: Coppa Italia
15.05
2024
Atalanta
0
Juventus
1
l
Italy: Serie A
12.05
2024
Atalanta
2
AS Roma
1
w
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
09.05
2024
Atalanta
3
Marseille
0
w
Italy: Serie A
06.05
2024
Salernitana
1
Atalanta
2
w
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
02.05
2024
Marseille
1
Atalanta
1
d
Italy: Serie A
28.04
2024
Atalanta
2
Empoli
0
w
Bayer LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Germany: Bundesliga
18.05
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
2
Augsburg
1
w
Germany: Bundesliga
12.05
2024
Bochum
0
Bayer Leverkusen
5
l
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
09.05
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
2
AS Roma
2
d
Germany: Bundesliga
05.05
2024
Eintracht Frankfurt
1
Bayer Leverkusen
5
l
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
02.05
2024
AS Roma
0
Bayer Leverkusen
2
l
Germany: Bundesliga
27.04
2024
Bayer Leverkusen
2
Stuttgart
2
d
Germany: Bundesliga
21.04
2024
Dortmund
1
Bayer Leverkusen
1
d
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Head-to-head Statistics

Atalanta BC
Atalanta BC
2
Win
0
Draw
0
Win
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
17.03.2022
-
UEFA Europa League
Bayer Leverkusen
0
0 : 1
Atalanta
1
10.03.2022
-
UEFA Europa League
Atalanta
3
3 : 2
Bayer Leverkusen
2

Team Comparison

Atalanta BC
Atalanta
vs
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Italy
Country
Germany
Bergamo
Venue City
Leverkusen
G. Gasperini
Coach
Xabi Alonso
1907
Founded
1904
Gewiss Stadium
Venue Name
BayArena

UEFA - Europa League

Atalanta BC
Atalanta
vs
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
4
Rank
1
21
Win
28
10
Lose
0
6
Draw
6
70
Goals Scored
89
39
Goals Conceded
24
15
Clean Sheet
16

Goal Statistics

Avg First Goal Scored
Atalanta
36m
Bayer Leverkusen
35m
Avg First Goal Conceded
Atalanta
42m
Bayer Leverkusen
39m
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Atalanta
1.89
Bayer Leverkusen
2.62
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Atalanta
1.05
Bayer Leverkusen
0.71

Trophies

Atalanta BC
Atalanta BC
Serie B (Italy)
Winner5
2010/2011, 2005/2006, 1983/1984, 1958/1959, 1939/1940
2nd Place4
1999/2000, 1976/1977, 1970/1971, 1936/1937
Winner1
1962/1963
2nd Place5
2023/2024, 2020/2021, 2018/2019, 1995/1996, 1986/1987
Winner1
2023/2024
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen
Bundesliga (Germany)
Winner1
2023/2024
2nd Place5
2010/2011, 2001/2002, 1999/2000, 1998/1999, 1996/1997
Winner1
1978/1979
Winner2
2023/2024, 1992/1993
2nd Place3
2019/2020, 2008/2009, 2001/2002
2nd Place1
1993/1994
2nd Place1
2001/2002
Winner1
1987/1988
2nd Place1
2023/2024

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