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Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic preview, team news, betting tips & prediction

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Bayer Leverkusen would be looking for three points and qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League when they take on Celtic in their final game of Group G.

The Bhoys would also be eyeing a victory that would take them to the top of the standings ahead of Real Betis who are playing Ferencvaros.

Bayer had a very tricky start to the new campaign and after struggling with consistency, they are on a three game unbeaten run. Gerardo Seoane knows the importance of consistency and after watching his team dismantle Real Betis in their previous Europa League outing, would be hoping for a similar performance at the BayArena.

Leverkusen are in fourth in the league and are on top in Group G so a win pretty much confirms their ticket to the next round of the competition.

Celtic would be hoping for a better turn of events when these two sides met for the first time ever. The Germans cruised to a 4-0 win. Ange Postecoglou’s men need to win this game but history isn’t on their side. The Scottish giants have historically struggled in Germany.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic team news

Leverkusen will be without star striker Patrick Schick, Charles Aranguiz, Mitchel Bakker, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Julian Baumgartlinger.

Kerem Demirbay is out of this encounter after seeing red in the 4-0 win over Betis which means that Exequiel Palcios is set to start in his place.

Celtic will be without the services of Karamoko Dembele, Christopher Junlien, Carl Starflet, Greg Taylor and Tom Rogic.

A lot of responsibility will fall on the young attacking duo of Jota and Kyogo Furuhashi who have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks.

Bayer Leverkusen possible starting lineup:
Hradecky; Frimpong, Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapie; Diaby, Andrich, Palacios, Amiri; Wirtz; Adli

Celtic possible starting lineup:
Hart; Ralston, Welsh, Carter-Vickers, Juranovic; Bitton, McGregor, Turnbull; Forrest, Furuhashi, Jota

Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic betting odds

Here are the latest betting odds for Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic from Betfred:

Match-winner:

Leverkusen: 4/9

Draw: 4/1

Celtic: 11/2

Total goals:

Over 2.5: 8/15

Under 2: 22/5

Bayer Leverkusen vs Celtic match prediction

While Celtic have had a torrid time in Germany in recent years, the Scottish giants have started playing with more authority in recent weeks. Leverkusen meanwhile, have turned a new leaf and have started playing good football.

Predicted final score: Bayer 1-1 Celtic

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