Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena.
Fuggerstadter are placed in the bottom tier of the table, and have been one of the weakest in the competition this whole season. They have been conceding goals in huge numbers all through this campaign, and have a surplus of just four points over the relegation cut-off.
They have also been struggling at home in 2020-21, and considering all these factors, they would consider the season a success, if they avoid getting the boot.
Meanwhile, the Company’s Eleven are a perennial contender for one of the CL spots from Germany. They are currently placed fifth in the table with 36 points, and need a surplus of just three points to climb to the third position.
On top of that, the third-placed Frankfurt, who have 39 points till now, are pitted against defending champions Bayern, and will be expected to drop points. This is a huge opportunity for Peter Bosz’s men to improve their position in the table.
In addition, they also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect Bayer Leverkusen to have the upper hand this Sunday.
However, note that they have been experiencing some problems with their defense lately, and are conceding goals at an alarming rate. Especially on the road they have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets.
As such, expect Augsburg to score at least once this weekend.
Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 3-1 win for Bosz’s men.
- They are on a five-game winning run.
- They had scored a total of 12 goals from the past four encounters.
- Not once have the hosts won at this stadium since 2000.
- The visitors have scored three or more goals in six of the preceding eight clashes here.
Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction
Heiko Herrlich’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Leipzig. In the meantime, the Company’s Eleven were held to a 2-2 draw the past game week at home, against Mainz.
Going on, Bosz’s men are on a five-match winning run against this rival in h2h meetings, and have a 100% unbeaten record at this venue in such encounters. They are also a top-tier prospect, while Fuggerstadter are desperately trying to avoid relegation.
As such, expect Leverkusen to post the three points on the board this Sunday.
However, note that the Company’s Eleven have conceded two or more goals in their past four games, and are on a five-fixture losing run on the road.
On the other hand, their opposite number had scored two or more goals in two of their past three appearances at home.
Likely, expect the BTTS bet to make good returns this weekend.
Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Betting Tips
Bayer Leverkusen to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10).