Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: BayArena (Leverkusen).
Augsburg’s form has seen a massive slide over the last couple of weeks. They lost three on the trot in Bundesliga to drop down to the 14th place in the league table as a consequence. The most recent of failures came last weekend when Fuggerstadter fell 1-0 to fellow strugglers Stuttgart away at Mercedes-Benz-Arena. They will have a very tough task to rebound from such thread on Saturday afternoon when they travel to BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen in the 14th round of the competition.
The hosts have not been much better throughout the season either. They sit at a disappointing 11th place coming into this tie. Die Werkself could not hold on to the lead on Monday night when they only drew 1-1 to recently-promoted Nurnberg away at Max-Morlock-Stadion. Nevertheless, they did take four points from past two league affairs and the clash with out-of-form Augsburg should provide them a chance to get more points on the board this weekend.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg Head-to-head
The hosts can also rely on the head to head trend in matches with Fuggerstadter.
Bayer won 9, drew 6 and lost only 1 of 16 meetings with Augsburg.
Interestingly, Fuggerstadter managed to hold on to two draws against Die Werkself in the previous term of Bundesliga.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg Prediction
Augsburg have been pretty easy to break down of late. They allowed at least two goals in four consecutive matches in all competitions before the 1-0 loss to Stuttgart seven days ago. Manuel Baum’s men could struggle to create in the final third here as Leverkusen managed to keep things tight at the back in their recent home outings.
Bayer allowed only one goal in last three matches on the home patch in all competitions. Augsburg failed to find the back of the net past the likes of Stuttgart last time out and we have to see the value in backing the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the sky-high 3.00 odds here.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg Betting Tips
Bayer to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Bayer to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).