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Atalanta vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Italian side Atalanta meets Germany's Bayer Leverkusen in Wednesday's Europa League final at the Dublin Arena.

The match is the first of three continental competitions to be decided, with the Conference League final between Fiorentina and Olympiacos on May 29 and the Champions League showpiece featuring Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on June 1.

Leverkusen has been the story of the season. They are still unbeaten, having won their first-ever Bundesliga title, and are on for a treble, with the German Cup final against Kaiserslautern to also look forward to on Saturday.

They have beaten West Ham and Roma, among others, to reach the final, while opponent Atalanta has eliminated Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool and Marseille.

La Dea is looking for its first piece of European silverware and want to make amends after losing last Wednesday's Coppa Italia final 1-0 to Juventus.

Atalanta vs. Bayer Leverkusen betting picks and predictions

Bayer Leverkusen to win and both teams to score +275

Leverkusen's unbeaten season has helped the club shed its 'Neverkusen' tag as a side famous for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

With coach Xabi Alonso set to stay in the summer, Die Werkself looks in a good place to win this competition for the second time, having previously done so in 1987/88.

In those days it was a two-legged final. Leverkusen lost the first game against Espanyol 3-0 before winning the return by the same score and triumphing on penalties.

Atalanta has never made it this far and has also had a habit of losing finals. Their defeat to Juventus was the club's fifth in the Coppa Italia final since winning it for the only time in 1962/63.

Leverkusen seems to have the winning feeling and can lift the cup, but La Dea will test them and can score a goal.

Saturday's 2-0 win at Lecce was the eighth game out of nine that Atalanta has scored, while both teams have netted in five of Leverkusen's last seven Europa League games.

Over 10 corners +150 

It could also pay to look at the corner markets.

Both Alonso and opposite number Gian Piero Gasperini are coaches who like their teams to go on the attack and that could result in set-pieces.

Alonso's team have a tournament-leading 480 attacks, with Atalanta third with 460.

The side with the most corners taken in this season's Europa League is Marseille with 75.

However, they played 14 games before losing to Atalanta in the semi-finals and, of those who have played 12 matches, Leverkusen (70) and Atalanta (61) are first and second in the metric.

Both took five corners in their wins on Saturday, Leverkusen winning 2-1 at home to Augsburg, so edging towards 10 or more is worthy of consideration.

Josip Stanisic to score or assist @ +500

Josip Stanisic has been a surprise star of Leverkusen's season. The Croatia international is on loan from Bayern Munich and scored his first goal for Die Werkself against his parent club in February.

Jeremie Frimpong's form means the 24-year-old doesn't always start. However, he has been incredibly effective off the bench, including scoring the stoppage-time equaliser against Roma.

That is one of three goals he has scored in his last six appearances and also has three assists for the campaign.

Whether as a starter or from the bench, Stanisic could play a big part in Dublin and do not be surprised to see him either score or assist.

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Atalanta vs. Bayer Leverkusen odds

Atalanta

+333

Tie

+275

Bayer Leverkusen

-125

Atalanta vs. Bayer Leverkusen player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Victor Boniface

+125

Patrik Schick

+150

Flioran Wirtz

+300

Gianluca Scamacca

+300

Ademola Lookman

+350

Alex Grimaldo

+350

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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