Wed, 22 May 2024 Football News

Europa League final: Atalanta battle invincible Leverkusen for supremacy

Photo Credit: Uefa Europa League (Twitter)Photo Credit: Uefa Europa League (Twitter)

The final of this season’s Uefa Europa League is coming off tonight between Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen.

The Italian outfit is set to lock horns with the German Bundesliga champions at Aviva Stadium in Dublin in a game scheduled to kick off at 19:00gmt.

Bayer Leverkusen are favourites heading into the final with the team’s impressive 51-game unbeaten run still intact.

The German Champions clinched the title in style, setting the record as the only club to win the Bundesliga without a defeat.

In the Europa League, Bayer Leverkusen are yet to taste a defeat as well. In the team’s last five matches, they have won four and drawn the other game.

The opponent in the final, Atalanta are not doing bad themselves. The Italian side may not have been as impressive as the Germans but have done enough to deserve a place in the Europa League final.

The team also has four wins in the last five matches with the other game ending in a defeat.

This is Atalanta’s first-ever European final and the first one for Bayer Leverkusen since their Uefa Champions League defeat to Real Madrid in the 2001/02 football season.

Historically, two matches have been played between the finalists in the past. All two games were won by Atalanta with Bayer Leverkusen yet to overcome the Italians in a football match.

With the football gods appearing to be on the side of the Germans this season, the odds favour Leverkusen to get a win tonight.

However, Atalanta cannot be written off.

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Predicted scoreline:
Both finalists in this season’s Europa League enjoy scoring. Atalanta in their last five matches have scored nine goals and conceded three.

Bayer Leverkusen on the other hand have scored 16 goals and conceded four.

While predicting the scoreline may be tough, it is easy to predict that there will be goals.

In this preview, we tip Bayer Leverkusen to be crowned winners of the Europa League tonight.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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