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Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Nice get a result in Leverkusen?

  • Bayer Leverkusen host Nice in the UEFA Europa League
  • The German club have struggled to create chances in recent weeks
  • Bayer Leverkusen are undefeated in their last 8 Europa League home matches
  • Nice have won their last 2 matches in Ligue 1
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Bayer Leverkusen host Nice in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen host Nice in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The German club are adjusting to life without Kai Havertz and Nice have hit form at the right time, can they get a result in Germany?

Bayer Leverkusen Form

Bayer Leverkusen are undefeated in five matches this season. The Werkself began with an easy 7-0 win at fourth division club Eintracht Norderstedt in the German Cup.

Three draws in the Bundesliga followed at Wolfsburg (0-0), at home against Leipzig (1-1) and at Stuttgart (1-1). 

Bayer Leverkusen’s last match was a 1-0 win at Mainz. Peter Bosz’s side struggled to create chances, taking all three points thanks to Lucas Alario’s winner. 

Bayer Leverkusen managed just 0.45 expected goals in Mainz, the third time they have registered under 0.91 expected goals in four Bundesliga matches this season.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Right-back Santiago Arias is injured alongside wingers Florian Wirtz and Paulinho. Striker Patrik Schick is also out of action.

We could see some rotation here with Jonathan Tah and Karim Bellarabi chances to start.

Nice Form

Nice started the Ligue 1 season with two straight wins followed by a 3-1 loss at Montpellier and 3-0 defeat against PSG. They gained some confidence with a 0-0 draw at Bordeaux.

Patrick Vieira’s side have won their last two matches. Nice won 2-1 against Nantes after playing against 10 men for 87 minutes, Dante and Kephren Thuram with the goals.

Nice won 3-1 at Saint-Etienne in their last match. Pierre Lees-Melou and Amine Gouiri established a 2-0 lead with substitute Myziane Maolida wrapping it up late.

Nice Team News

Striker Kasper Dolberg is out with a sprained ankle. Right-back Youcef Atal is injured but defensive midfielder Danilo came off the bench in Saint-Etienne as he regains fitness.

Winger Alexis Claude-Maurice remains a doubt with a thigh injury. New signing Jeff Reine-Adélaïde has yet to feature in central midfield.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice Head to Head

This will be the first match between Bayer Leverkusen and Nice.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice Odds

Bayer Leverkusen are 1.62 favourites at Unibet with Nice listed at 5.50. A draw can be backed at 4.65.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice Match Up

Bayer Leverkusen have been struggling to create chances and score goals in the Bundesliga. Much of that is due to Kai Havertz leaving the club and moving to Chelsea.

Nice won 3-1 at Saint-Etienne on Sunday, registering 2.52 expected goals. They are playing with confidence and have some exciting attacking talent including Amine Gouiri, Rony Lopes, Alexis Claude-Maurice and Myziane Maolida.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice Stats

  • Bayer Leverkusen have drawn 3 of their last 4 matches (Bundesliga).
  • Bayer Leverkusen are undefeated in their last 8 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 4 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Nice have won their last 2 matches (Ligue 1).

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Where is Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice being played?

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice is being played at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.

What time does Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice kick off?

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice kicks off at 17:55 BST on Thursday 22 October 2020.

What competition are Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice playing in?

Bayer Leverkusen vs Nice are playing in the UEFA Europa League.



Bayer Leverkusen are yet to click into gear this season with Nice improving. This should be a close match with a 1-1 draw the tip.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @365 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @750 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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