Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-3-0, FC Augsburg 2-1-1
10/26/20 3:30 pm
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen is welcoming FC Augsburg to BayArena in round 5 in the German Bundesliga.
Bayer hasn’t lost any of their last 7 goals, and they are on a 2-game winning streak. During this stretch, Leverkusen has scored 7 goals while conceding 2 goals. Earlier this week, Leverkusen has demolished Nice in the Europa League 6-2 at home. In the Bundesliga standings, Leverkusen is in 11th place with 6 points, 3 scored goals, and 6 conceded goals. In their latest Bundesliga game against Main on the road, Leverkusen was the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. With a goal scored in the 30th minute, Leverkusen has won this match 0-1. Schick, Alario, and Demirbay have each scored 1 goal for Leverkusen so far, while Bailey and Wirtz added 1 assist each. Arias, Paulinho, Schick, and Wirtz are all injured, and they will miss this game. Leverkusen doesn’t have a lot of depth, and their schedule is dense over the last couple of weeks. Leverkusen is playing in the Europa League again next week, and I think coach Bosz will rest a few of his best players in this game. Leverkusen is a good team, but they are struggling with some injuries, and they haven’t signed any notable players to improve their roster in the offseason.
After being undefeated for 5 games, and the first 3 games in Bundesliga, Augsburg has lost to Leipzig last weekend. Augsburg has had only 32% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and only 69% of the correct passes. This was the usual game for Augsburg where they let the opponents control the game, and they wait for their opportunities on the counterattacks. The bad news for Augsburg was that they were playing against one of the best teams in Germany, and they ended up losing this match 0-2. Augsburg is in 7th place in the standings with 7 points, 5 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals so far this season. Vargas, Uduokhai, Gregoritsch, Hahn, and Caligiuri have each scored 1 goal for Augsburg so far this season. Iago, Framberger, and Caligiuri have each added 1 assist for Augsburg this season. Finnbogason and Moravek are both injured, and they will not be playing in this game. Augsburg is a decent team, and I don’t think they will have any problems securing their Bundesliga spot, but that’s about it from Augsburg.
The trends are heavily on Leverkusen’s side in this matchup, and Augsburg hasn’t scored a goal on the road against Leverkusen in their last 4 games. Leverkusen hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games, while Augsburg hasn’t won any of their last 4 games against Leverkusen. Because Leverkusen might rest some of their players, I think Augsburg could create a few good chances in this game, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals.