Europa League Free Betting Tips (2nd matchday)
The Europa League goes into the second round next Thursday – and it looks very good for the participating Bundesliga clubs. Both TSG Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen were able to convincingly win their opening game, which means that the course for the knockout phase can be set on the second matchday. Will TSG be successful in Gent? And is Leverkusen continuing its upward trend in Prague?
Slavia Prague vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen Free Betting Tips
It’s going slowly: Bayer Leverkusen now has three mandatory victories in a row and has finally arrived in the 2020/21 season. The team won 3-1 against FC Augsburg, with attacker Lucas Alario – actually just a replacement for Patrick Schick – the match-winner swung up. The tall striker scored the two decisive hits with his head and from the penalty spot before Diaby made the final score in the final minute. Before that, the team had celebrated a real football festival in the Europa League: 6-2 against OGC Nice, nominally the strongest competitor in the group! Alario and Diaby were also successful here, as well as Florian Wirtz, Karim Bellarabi and Nadiem Amiri. The Werkself not only celebrated their biggest win of the first matchday – but they also sent a big message to the competition.
Slavia Prague is again significantly weaker than Nice, whereby the emphasis is on “clear”: The Czechs lost 3-1 on matchday 1 against Hapoel Beer Sheva, an Israeli club that can hardly show individual class itself. With a squad value of 35 million, Prague was nominally superior to the opponent, but the team did not capitalize on the slight ball possession advantages. In the domestic league, the picture is different: After six matchdays, Jindrich Trpisovsky’s team is undefeated in second place. However, the meaningfulness of the balance sheet with opponents like Banik Ostrau (1: 0), FC Slovacko (3: 0) or FK Pardubitz (1: 1) is rather limited.
For Leverkusen, who will play five games within 14 days, a feasible encounter is looming, to put it mildly, in which they will claim most of the game for themselves. Above all, the high-class attacking faction, in which the form strong Alario and Diaby stand out, should pose unsolvable problems for Prague. We, therefore, expect a clear issue, thanks to which Bayer will open the gate to the second round wide.
Insider Tips: Victory for Bayer Leverkusen and over 2 goals
KAA Gent vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Free Betting Tips
TSG Hoffenheim seems to have lost their drive from the first few weeks of the season: Against Werder Bremen, the Kraichgauer remained without a win in their third league game in a row. The 1-1 draw at the Weser happened in front of empty stands, but spectators would have been allowed, they would have yawned: the teams rarely brought about dangerous actions, with the exception of the two hits, the keepers were not really challenged. Although Hoffenheim looked fresher towards the end, despite multiple loads, there was no more than one point. Rightly. Sebastian Hoeneß’s team had previously lost to stronger competitors: 0: 1 against Dortmund and 1: 2 against Frankfurt. These defeats had already slowed TSG, which had led the table after their 4-1 win against Bayern. Now she has to watch as quickly as possible to get out of the negative spiral.
There are many factors underlying the Hoffenheim downtrend, but one is definitely Kramaric: The Croatian striker is the club’s offensive life insurance and has been involved in almost all TSG goals in his last five games. Since a positive Corona sample, Kramaric has lacked the team – and the team, therefore, lacked clout. After all: In the Europa League, the team celebrated an important opening victory against Red Star Belgrade. It was 2-0 at the end of a one-sided game in which the Kraichgauer set the tone in all matters. If you had acted a little more consistently you could probably have scored more than two hits, but in the end, no one was interested.
With KAA Gent, a better opponent awaits on the 2nd matchday, probably the best of the group, who should especially challenge the TSG defence. Or is it not? The team from Belgium put the first matchday in the sand, losing 0: 1 to the clear outsider Slovan Liberec. In the domestic Jupiter League, the team occupies 13th place with only nine points from ten games, which is even more disappointing than the opening defeat in the Europa League. As promising as the squad with talents like Roman Yaremchuk, Giorgi Chakvetadze or Elisha Owusu looks – the Belgians are currently completely out of shape.
TSG Hoffenheim is also a bit out of step, but in direct comparison, the Bundesliga team looks much more stable and, not least, more staff. Therefore, we expect a committed performance from the Kraichgauer, although the high load will not help the two weak teams in the attack.
Insider Tips: Victory for TSG Hoffenheim and over 2 goals