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The scoreline read 1-0 after the first leg and now decision time is here for visitors Roma and Bayer Leverkusen. Their second leg meeting in the Europa League takes place at the BayArena this coming Thursday.

Roma managed a tight 1-0 win and kept a clean sheet in the first leg, thus knowing another clean sheet will see them go through. They don't need a win to seal qualification against Bayer Leverkusen which of course in a huge advantage.

Pressure is on for Bayer Leverkusen after losing at home in the first leg, and they need to grab the return leg by the throat to overthrow the aggregate score to their advantage.

When it comes to goal-scoring Bayer Leverkusen could be more prolific, scoring 16 in their previous ten games in this tournament. That is an average of 1.6 per game in which, they conceded 13. This is an average of 1.3 a game, achieving a clean sheet two.

Roma scored 15 goals, conceded six and managed a clean sheet four times in their previous ten matches in this tournament.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Prediction

Bayer Leverkusen Form

A single point is all Bayer Leverkusen have to show from their last three games, where they came up short, losing 1-2 and 1-0 against FC Koln and Roma respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 1-1 against VfB Stuttgart. Bayer Leverkusen claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Europa League. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored 12 and conceded seven goals.

Roma Form

In their last three matches, Roma lost 0-2 against Inter, won 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen, and drew 0-0 with Bologna. Roma managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Europa League. On top of winning once they also drew two as well as losing three, while scoring six time and letting in four.

Bayer Leverkusen, as well as Roma, have been keeping things tight in recent matches with goals few and far between. This suggests a close encounter shy on goals is on the cards on Thursday.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Stats

  • Bayer Leverkusen have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored in 15 of the last 16 home matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 home matches Bayer Leverkusen played, both teams scored
  • In 9 of the last 11 Bayer Leverkusen matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 5 of the last 7 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • In 13 of the last 15 Roma away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 10 of the last 12 Roma matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Roma have not won 9 of the last 10 away matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 Roma away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In the last 4 Roma matches the sum of goals was under 2.5

    Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Team News

    Bayer Leverkusen might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Roma.

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Joshua Eze and Patrik Schick are missing from the squad, Bayer Leverkusen will field against Romaon Thursday.

    Roma just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena.

    Ebrima Darboe is too injured to face Roma.

    Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma H2H

    Roma beat Bayer Leverkusen twice in their most recent meetings, as they claimed win by 1-0 and 3-2, respectively. As Bayer Leverkusen enter the match against Roma at BayArena, they do so with a 1-3-2 record in their previous six encounters.

    Both teams found the back of the net five times in the last six matches between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma.

    Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Results

    Bayer Leverkusen vs Roma Betting Tips

    While only scoring two goals in his last six outings for Bayer Leverkusen, Moussa Diaby has been good for them over the course of the season with three goals to his name so far. He should be highly motivated to expand of his tally against Roma, and he looks well worth a place in an accumulator on Thursday, depending on your betting strategy.

    Bayer Leverkusen claimed a win five times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. Roma won one of their last 10 games away, while drawing four and losing five in this series of matches. Of the previous 10 outings at BayArena, Bayer Leverkusen scored the opening goal five times, whereas their visitors were first on target in four of their last 10 games away from home.

    Over 2.5 goals came up four times in the previous six encounters between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma, as Bayer Leverkusen scored two goals on average per game and Roma averaging 2.01 goals. Both teams scored in five times of these matches. Bayer Leverkusen saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Roma's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.2 goals in these matches.