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Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen: Preview, predictions and lineups

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Dublin performs host to the 2024 Europa League remaining with Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen set to duel on the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The absence of perennial victors and holders Sevilla brings a freshness to this season’s remaining, with Leverkusen aiming to finish the second a part of what has the makings of a historic treble.

Xabi Alonso’s aspect wrapped up the Bundesliga title in April and their 2-1 victory over Augsburg on Saturday meant they grew to become the first ever German crew to get pleasure from an unbeaten home marketing campaign. Kaiserslautern await in Saturday’s DFB-Pokal remaining.

Atalanta are aiming to inflict the primary defeat upon Alonso’s males this season, with La Dea trying to find their maiden European trophy and first main honour since they lifted the Coppa Italia in 1963. Gian Piero Gasperini’s aspect have been solely lately crushed within the Coppa Italia remaining by Juventus – the third remaining they’ve misplaced in six years.

The Italians want a degree from their remaining two Serie A outings to ensure their place in subsequent season’s Champions League, though a victory in Dublin will hand them a ticket into Europe’s premier membership competitors.

This is 90min’s preview of Wednesday’s Europa League remaining.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen H2H File (All Video games)

Present type (all competitions)

Atalanta

Bayer Leverkusen

Lecce 0-2 Atalanta – 18/05/24

Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Augsburg – 18/05/24

Atalanta 0-1 Juventus – 15/05/24

Bochum 0-5 Bayer Leverkusen – 12/05/24

Atalanta 2-1 Roma – 12/05/24

Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Roma – 09/05/24

Atalanta 3-0 Marseille – 09/05/24

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-5 Bayer Leverkusen – 05/05/24

Salernitana 1-2 Atalanta – 06/05/24

Roma 0-2 Bayer Leverkusen – 02/05/24

Nation

TV channel/stay stream

United Kingdom

discovery+, discovery+ App, TNT Sports activities 1, TNT Sports activities Final

United States

TUDN USA, UniMás, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, CBS Sports activities Community, Paramount+, TUDN App, ViX

Canada

DAZN

Atalanta stalwart Marten De Roon confirmed over the weekend he’ll miss Wednesday’s remaining as a consequence of a hamstring damage.

Gasperini can also be set to be with out Sead Kolasinac, whereas Emil Holm is a doubt with a calf damage.

Charles De Ketelaere, Teun Koopmeiners and Ederson ought to return to the beginning XI having earned rests away at Lecce on Saturday.

Atalanta predicted lineup vs Bayer Leverkusen (3-4-2-1): Carnesecchi; Toloi, Hien, Scalvini; Hateboer, Ederson, Koopmeiners, Ruggeri; Lookman, De Ketelaere; Scamacca.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v AS Roma: Semi-Final Second Leg - UEFA Europa League 2023/24

Matej Kovar has made 11 Europa League appearances this season / Jan Fromme – firo sportphoto/GettyImages

The Bundesliga champions haven’t any damage considerations, with Xabi Alonso having a full complement of gamers to select from on Wednesday.

Granit Xhaka and Florian Wirtz are among the many gamers anticipated to return to the beginning XI after incomes minutes off the bench in opposition to Augsburg on Saturday.

Lukas Hradecky will probably be changed by Matej Kovar between the sticks, with the latter beginning all however certainly one of Leverkusen’s Europa League fixtures this season.

Bayer Leverkusen predicted lineup vs Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Kovar; Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie; Frimpong, Andrich, Xhaka, Grimaldo; Wirtz, Adli; Schick.

Leverkusen downed Italian opposition in Roma to advance into the ultimate and can tackle a Serie A outfit with distinctly un-Italian beliefs. Gasperini’s Atalanta aren’t fairly as swashbuckling as their 2019/20 classic, however they’re an aggressive outfit that, like Leverkusen, place a heavy emphasis on man-marking and regaining possession excessive up the pitch.

The combat for management will probably be intense in Dublin, with either side able to majestic sequences of possession play, particularly down the flanks.

There is definitely an opportunity each groups cancel one another out on this one, with the added stakes more likely to facilitate an edgy affair outlined by a second or two. This might go both method; are you backing the story or the historic marketing campaign? Coronary heart or head? It could possibly be the latter.

Prediction: Atalanta 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

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