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Top squads from Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga will square off Thursday as Atalanta hosts Bayer Leverkusen in a 2021-22 UEFA Europa League match. It is the first leg of the Round of 16, with the second leg set for March 17. Leverkusen ranks third in the Bundesliga, while Atalanta is sixth in Italy's Serie A. This will be the first meeting between the clubs, not only in the Europa League but in any European competition. You can stream the match on Paramount+.

Leverkusen vs. Atalanta kicks off at 3 p.m. ET from Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atalanta as +103 home favorites (risk $100 to win $103) on the 90-minute money line. Leverkusen is the +250 underdog in the latest Atalanta vs. Leverkusen odds, while a draw is also priced at +250. The over-under for total goals is 2.5 and Thursday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Bayer Leverkusen vs. Atalanta

  • Atalanta vs. Leverkusen date: Thursday, March 10
  • Atalanta vs. Leverkusen time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Atalanta vs. Leverkusen streaming: Paramount+

UEFA Europa League picks for Bayer Leverkusen vs. Atalanta

Before you tune in to Thursday's match, you need to see the Atalanta vs. Bayer Leverkusen picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer. He is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.

For Bayer Leverkusen vs. Atalanta, Eimer is backing both teams to score at -160 odds. The trends for Atalanta back up Eimer's pick, as its recent home games have been back and forth affairs. Four of Atalanta's last five home contests have seen both teams get on the scoreboard and the club has also seen its European matchups follow a similar pattern. Of the team's eight continental games this season, which includes the Europa League and Champions League, six have seen both teams score.

Thus, Atalanta may seem like it's looking into a mirror on Thursday since Leverkusen plays a similar style. Both teams have scored in Leverkusen's last six road games and 10 of its last 11 away contests. The tendencies of these two clubs are just too hard to ignore, which has Eimer backing both teams finding the back of the net.

"Only five points behind Dortmund, [Leverkusen's] scored in all 15 of their last league games," Eimer told SportsLine. "Out of those 15 games, Both Teams To Score has hit 13 times. They are the kings of scoring while having a weaker defense in the league, which usually leads to high action, high scoring affairs."

How to watch, live stream UEFA Europa League on Paramount+

Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch the match on Paramount+. Visit Paramount+ now to see the UEFA Europa League, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's other top soccer matchups, Peak originals. and much more.