West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/04/2024

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West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction
Bayer Leverkusen were dominant in the first leg, winning 2-0 – Photo by Icon Sport

West Ham have a two goal deficit to overturn when they take on Bayer Leverkusen at the London Stadium on Thursday in the Europa League. Our West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction considers whether there’s any life left in this tie.

West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction: German champions to win again with Wirtz on target

West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Bayer Leverkusen to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

West Ham 1-2 Bayer Leverkusen

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Florian Wirtz

Key Stats

  • Our West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen betting tips take into account the one-sided nature of the first leg which saw the Germans have 33 attempts while David Moyes’ side had just the one.
  • Leverkusen have won their last eight in all competitions.
  • West Ham have won just two of their last nine games, although they did come from behind to beat German opponents Freiburg in the last round.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Leverkusen favourites once more

  • HOME: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 17/20 (1.85) – 54.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The visitors are the favourites according to the West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen odds with an implied probability of 54.4% that they win on the night.

Bayer Leverkusen won their first ever Bundesliga title at the weekend with a dominant 5-0 win over Werder Bremen sparking wild celebrations at the BayArena. West Ham meanwhile were beaten 2-0 in the Premier League at home by Fulham on Sunday.

For more picks from the week’s European games, today’s betting tips will take you right through the best bets from around the continent.

Last two H2Hs: Leverkusen superior

UEFA Europa League 11/04/24

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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West Ham

West Ham

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Elite Club Friendlies 05/08/23

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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West Ham

West Ham

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Our West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction is backed up by the two previous meetings this season. One of them was only a friendly but it saw the Germans win 4-0 in August while they were 2-0 victors in last week’s first leg.

West Ham Preview: Double blow for Moyes

West Ham face an uphill task getting back into this tie and they’ll have to do it without the suspended Lucas Paqueta and Emerson. Alphonse Areola, Kalvin Phillips and Jarrod Bowen are out injured.

Predicted Lineup: Fabianski (GK), Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Creswell, Ward-Prowse, Soucek, Alvarez, Kudus, Antonio, Johnson

Elite Club Friendlies 15/07/24

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Ferencvarosi TC

Ferencvarosi TC

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West Ham

West Ham

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Man City

Man City

3

West Ham

West Ham

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England Premier League 11/05/24

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Luton

Luton

1

West Ham

West Ham

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

5

West Ham

West Ham

0

England Premier League 27/04/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

2

West Ham

West Ham

2

Bayer Leverkusen Preview: Few issues for visitors

Adam Hlozek is an injury doubt for the visitors for whom the main concern may be whether they can avoid a league title hangover after big celebrations on Sunday.

Predicted Lineup: Kover (GK), Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Frimpong, Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo, Wirtz, Adli, Boniface

Germany DFB Pokal 25/05/24

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Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Atalanta

Atalanta

3

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Augsburg

Augsburg

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Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Germany Bundesliga I 12/05/24

W

Bochum

Bochum

0

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

5

UEFA Europa League 09/05/24

D

Roma

Roma

2

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen

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Player to watch – Florian Wirtz

Florian Wirtz was the star of the show with a hat-trick as Bayer Leverkusen wrapped up the Bundesliga in convincing fashion on Sunday. The youngster started on the bench but came on to score his 15th, 16th and 17th goals of the campaign in all competitions.

West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen predictions
Florian Wirtz celebrates Bundesliga glory on Sunday – Photo by Icon Sport

Wirtz’s early Europa impact

The 20 year old gave his side a flying start with 4th and 10th minute goals in the group phase to twice put Bayer Leverkusen in front. He has scored three times in Europa League this term in total, equalling his tally from last season.


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.