Bayer Leverkusen’s incredible 46-game unbeaten streak will be on a serious test this week

Bayer Leverkusen’s incredible 46-game unbeaten streak will be on a serious test this week. The Werkself travel to the Italian capital to lock horns with Roma in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday evening at Stadio Olimpico.

Bayer Leverkusen are yet to lose a match in any competition this season. Each of Roma’s last four games provided goals at both ends.
Bayer go into this on the back of a 2-2 stalemate to Stuttgart.

The first-time Bundesliga champions extended their unbeaten streak to 46 outings across competitions in an incredible style at the weekend. They found the late stoppage-time equalizer in a 2-2 draw to Stuttgart on Sunday afternoon at BayArena. Leverkusen have 25 wins and 6 draws in 31 Bundesliga outings this season.

Roma will enter this tie off the back of an identical scoreline in the clash with defending Serie A champions Napoli on Sunday. The stalemate in Naples kept the Giallorossi four points shy of 4th-placed Bologna.

Roma were also in action last week. They managed to find the late winner in the final 10 minutes of the previously suspended clash against Udinese.

This will be the replay of the last season’s Europa League semi-final. Back then, Roma somehow held on to a goalless draw in the reverse fixture at BayArena.

The Romans advanced from that tie 1-0 on aggregate courtesy of a narrow victory in the first leg on the home turf. Roma have two wins and one draw in the last three home clashes with Bayer Leverkusen.

Roma vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Bayer Leverkusen have had an incredible campaign under Xabi Alonso this season. The fact they are unbeaten in 46 outings across competitions is beyond fascinating. Spanish manager also took the opportunity to give his main stars a rest at the weekend against Stuttgart.

Florian Wirtz, Victor Boniface, and Granit Xhaka (was suspended) are thus all expected to return to the starting lineup on Thursday. It is hard to look past the away win pick at the 2.05 odds knowing how impressive

Bayer Leverkusen have been throughout the whole season. Roma did show strength by eliminating the likes of AC Milan in the quarter-final of the competition. Nevertheless, their defensive line has allowed way too many open looks to counterparts in recent weeks. We have to back Bayer to get their first victory in the Italian capital.

The Both Teams To Score pick offers big value at the 1.80 odds. Each of Roma’s last four outings across competitions saw goals scored at both ends. The same scenario happened in each of Leverkusen’s previous three fixtures in all competitions. Both teams enter this off the back of respective 2-2 draws.

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