Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | UEL Final

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Preview

  • Tournament: Europa League
  • Date: Wednesday, May 22
  • Kick-off Time: 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Aviva Stadium

The two European giants will battle out each other in the Europa League final clash on Wednesday, May 22. This season, both clubs are trending in opposite directions and Bayer Leverkusen has a great chance to win this tie against Atalanta who have recently lost the Coppa Italia final to Juventus.

The highly-anticipated fixture has previously been contested only twice, with Atalanta winning both ties. Leverkusen have won the Bundesliga title this season and will become the first team to go an entire season unbeaten if they manage to avoid a defeat against Augsburg this weekend. They will also extend their outrageous unbeaten run to 51 matches.

Atalanta, on the other hand, has endured a mixed season and will try to recover their composure after losing the Coppa Italia title to Juventus. But they still have a chance for glory in Europe, even though they have been disastrous in domestic competitions. This tie would be extremely close-fought, and a severe test for German champions Bayer Leverkusen.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Team News

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen
Atalanta squad (Getty Images)

Atalanta remains without the services of Marten De Roon, Emil Holm, and Sead Kolasinac for the remainder of the campaign. Coveted midfielder Teun Koopmeiners will be back in the first-team fold after missing out on the last Serie A tie due to a suspension.

As for Bayer Leverkusen, they have a fully fit squad and will unlikely make any major changes come Wednesday. Defender Odilon Kossounou is struggling with a knee injury he sustained in Leverkusen’s game against Bochum and is expected to be back for the finals.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Predicted Lineups

Atalanta Predicted XI:

Carnesecchi; Scalvini, Hien, Djimsiti; Zappacosta, Ederson, De Roon, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, Lookman; De Ketelaere

Bayer Leverkusen Predicted XI:

Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Sabitzer, Can; Sancho, Brandt, Adeyemi; Fullkrug

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Head-to-Head

Wednesday’s final between Bayer Leverkusen and Atalanta will only be the third time these two teams square off in a competitive match. Atalanta have won both matches played between them.

Last five results:

  • Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Atalanta – UEFA Europa League Round-of-16 – March 17, 2022
  • Atalanta 3-2 Bayer Leverkusen – UEFA Europa League Round-of-16 – March 10, 2022

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen squad (Getty Images)

The German giants are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture after their historic 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign, where they have remained unbeaten through this season. Xabi Alonos’s men are on the verge of securing a treble as they pit their wits against Atalanta in the Europa League final and a DFB Pokal final against Kaiserslautern.

Meanwhile, Atalanta have clawed their way to the final in Europe’s second-tier club competition for the first time and it has been 61 years since the Bergamaschi fans have claimed a major honour. They recently lost the Coppa Italia final 1-0 against Juventus at Stadio Olimpico.

Prediction: Atalanta 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Goal Scored: 1.42
  • Games over 2.5 goals: 1.88
  • Both teams scored:  1.79


  • Atalanta Win: 4.25
  • Draw: 3.70
  • Bayer Leverkusen Win: 1.80

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen Timings & Telecast

  • Date & TimeWednesday, May 22 at 8:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv App
  • USA: CBS Network
  • Italy: DAZN Sky Sport
  • Czech Republic: AMC Networks ČT

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