Bayer 04 Leverkusen or simply Leverkusen or Bayer is a German football club founded in 1904 and is currently managed by Gerardo Seoane.
Leverkusen have a slew of talent in their roster. With Seoane applying the 4-2-3-1 formation in his tactics, Karim Bellarabi, Nadiem Amiri, Patrik Schick, and Florian Wirtz are having a good scoring season due to the attacking nature and their natural style of play.
Bayer have developed into one of the Bundesliga’s strongest and most flexible teams in the 2021/22 season. Their chances of qualifying for the Champions League are solely due to Gerardo Seoane’s adaptive tactics and Leverkusen’s extremely skilled roster list.
Seoane has wisely stayed true to what Leverkusen do best, employing that wide attacking formation that benefits Patrik Schick up top. Indeed, two of the three occasions they’ve strayed from the 4-2-3-1 in the Bundesliga, have been in response to Schick’s lack of fitness or unavailability for selection.
Opposing clubs struggle to make vertical passes down the middle of the pitch against Seoane’s team, and fail to create meaningful chances. However, the amount of time Leverkusen frequently spend in their own third, both as a result of their build-up and the opposition’s ability to maintain the ball against them, means they are prone to conceding.
With Bayer Leverkusen attacking flair, the over 2.5 market is a good option for focusing your bets around. Betway have some of the best odds in this market for Germany betting odds.
Bayer are known for playing some decent ball in German’s top league. Their chances of lifting the league title ahead of Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund usually are meager, with the title being a two or three-horse race.
Their main target is to ensure a Champions League spot at the end of the season every year. Their odds of 325.00 at Betway for winning the league title reflect their expectancies at the bookmakers. They are, however, at 1.52 for a top-four finish, which could be a wiser bet.
Given that Germany’s three powerhouses would contest domestic titles, Bayer tends to go all out for one of the cups. The odds typically favour them as one of the competitive teams for the Europa Cup.
Betway has given them odds of 22.40 to win the Europa League. To read our latest Europa betting tips and predictions, click here.
Bayer Leverkusen joins the other lower leagues side in the second round of the DFB Pokal. As with most major domestic cups, smaller sides from lower leagues battle in the initial stages to join Bundesliga sides in the second round. Bayer’s path could cross some of the lower opposition sides, and with their attacking flair, they can score tons of goals in these games.
The last time they lifted the cup was back in the 1992/93 season, but luck has not been on their side since then. However, Bayer has reached the semi-final competition stage on three occasions since then.