Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:00 UK
Venue: BayArena, Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen sit in the bottom half of the table when they welcome 13th placed Augsburg to the BayArena for the Wednesday’s Bundesliga clash. They lost 2-1 in the trip to Frankfurt last weekend, but had a chance to draw level late in the game through a penalty. Chicharito scored his opening goal on the season in that defeat and also missed the target from the spot. Leverkusen have now lost in both of their away games this season so far. And they have 3 points with a 3-1 win at home against Hamburg on the matchday 2 of the season.
Augsburg are coming on the back of a 3-1 home defeat against FSV Mainz. This is their second consecutive defeat at home this season and remains with 3 points from a win at Bremen on matchday 2. To make things worse, they have some major injury scare. The likes of Callsen-Bracker, Marvin Friedrich, Caiuby and Dominik Kohr are all expected to sit out in the mid-week trip to Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg: Head-to-Head Stats
Leverkusen are unbeaten in the last five home games against Augsburg. The corresponding fixture of the previous season end in a 1-1 stalemate, which was the first draw at BayArena with the previous four being won by Leverkusen.
Augsburg haven’t defeated Bayer Leverkusen in 12 competitive meetings so far.
Each of the two Bundesliga meetings of last season were draws, but the 10 matches prior to that was won by Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg: Prediction
Bayern Leverkusen are a side with a mighty winning streak at home at the moment. With a 6 match win streak at home to face an injury struck opponent like Augsburg, they are perfectly poised to end up with three points in their pockets.
Each of the last 8 home games of Leverkusen in Bundesliga have seen 2.5 goals and they didn’t keep a clean sheet in the last 7. Also both teams have scored in 10 of the 12 meetings between Augsburg and Leverkusen. So both teams to score and Leverkusen to win at 3.00 is the best bet for this game. Further split ups could be derived from the same bet with offers a small return for investment.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Leverkusen to win at 3.00 (2/1)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.65 (7/11)
Both Teams to Score at 1.83 (5/6).
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