Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Friday, 26 April 2019
Kick-Off 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Augsburg played hot and cold throughout the season, but they will come into Matchday opener against Bayer Leverkusen in the highest spirits possible this Friday. Fuggerstadetr produced two best displays of the entire campaign in last two rounds. They first stunned the red-hot Eintracht Frankfurt side 1-3 away at Commerzbank-Arena before demolishing Stuttgart 6-0 on the home patch last weekend.
Philipp Max, Andre Hahn and Marco Richter were the main catalysts for the mentioned thumping of Stuttgart. They will no doubts be a massive threat to Bayer Leverkusen’s goal on Friday even though the visitors will also enter the match on a high.
Die Werkself kept their net untouched in back-to-back victories over relegation strugglers Stuttgart and Nurnberg in past two rounds. However, we have to mention that Bayer previously had huge problems with the lack of defensive meticulousness. They shipped 11 goals in three consecutive losses to Werder Bremen, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.
Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Head-to-head
Bayer Leverkusen were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won 10, drew 6 and lost 1 of 17 meetings with Fuggerstadter.
Augsburg have never beaten Leverkusen in front of the home crowd (3 draws and 5 defeats in 8 games).
Nevertheless, two of last three H2H matches ended without a winner, while this term’s clash saw only a narrow 1-0 victory for Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena.
Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Prediction
We have reasons to expect fireworks when these two likes take on each other. They both fancy attacking-minded style and they can both be vulnerable at the back when coming face to face with in-form attacking lines.
Three of last four games Peter Bosz’s men played on the road produced at least five goals. Knowing about spectacular attacking form of Augsburg’s in recent weeks, we can’t but back a high-scoring contest here.
Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Augsburg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).