FC Augsburg – Bayer Leverkusen : Preview & Prediction
Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen meet at the WWK Arena in a Bundesliga 11th round match. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. Indeed, the last time they faced in this stage was in 17-02-2017, in a game by the Bundesliga that ended the victory of Bayer Leverkusen by (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by D. Kohr (60 ‘) for Augsburg and K. Bellarabi (23’) and J. Hernández (40 ‘and 65′) for Bayer Leverkusen. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Bayer Leverkusen presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in 9th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, they beat Werder Bremen by (0-3), after having lost at home in a game against Hannover (1-2). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last five home games of the league, Augsburg have 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats, having won 7 points out of 15. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In the last 7 home matches in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (0’-15 ‘).
The Augsburg team arrives in this game with a win over Bremen, 0-3, returning victories after four straight games without proving the taste of victory in this competition: Gregoritsch (2) and Finnbogason were the authors of the team’s goals . In this match for the championship coach Manuel Baum should line up in 4-5-1 benefiting the defensive system from the midfield and the direct balls to the attack, mainly to Finnbogason. It is worth mentioning that the home team has some weaknesses in maintaining possession of the ball and defensive organization. Teigl, Leitner, Framberger, Gelios and Hinteregger are all in doubt, all with physical problems.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, he won the home cologne for (2-1), after the previous match won out in a match against Borussia Mönchengladbach by (1-5). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. Bayer Leverkusen have recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats in the last 5 away games, having won 4 points out of 15. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 10 games in this competition, he managed to get back on the scoring in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 7 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Bayer Leverkusen’s team come to this motivated game due to their 2-1 home win over Cologne, with their third consecutive win in official matches: goals scored by Bender and Bailey. In this away game coach Heiko Herrlich must line up with a more offensive strategy, exploiting to the maximum the defensive fragilities of the opponent: Aránguiz will be responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process of the team. It is important to note that Kevin Volland is Bayer Leverkusen’s top scorer with 5 goals scored. It seems that there are no big embezzlements for this game.
FC Augsburg – Bayer Leverkusen : Betting Tips
Bayer Leverkusen – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70