Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Augsburg
January 22, 2022 9:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -180, Under 2.5 +143
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Bayer Leverkusen is hosting FC Augsburg at BayArena in round 20 of the German Bundesliga. Leverkusen has finally gotten a win, and they were great doing it, except for the fact they missed 2 penalties. Augsburg is now without a win in their last 4 games, but they are outside the relegation zone at the moment.
Thanks to their latest win, Leverkusen has remained in 3rd place, but they are now 8 points away from Borussia Dortmund in second. When it comes to scoring goals, Leverkusen is one o the best in the league with 44 scored goals, while Schick is their top goalscorer with 18 scored goals. Wirtz has added 9 assists. There are still a lot of absent players for Leverkusen, and they would definitely use some of them right about now. Defensively, Leverkusen is not doing a good job, they are inconsistent on the defensive end, they are prone to making mistakes, and their opponents are not forgiving when it comes to that. The schedule is not bad for Leverkusen over the next few weeks, I think they can win some points, but they gotta fix their defense, as soon as possible.
Augsburg might be outside the relegation zone now, but only by a point. The good news for Augsburg is that they are probably the best of all the teams fighting to stay in the league, but there are a lot of games left. Recently, Augsburg has been in good form, they have been winning points, scoring goals, but they are overperforming in my opinion, and I think they might come down crashing soon. Augsburg doesn’t have a lot of injured players, only 2, but they also don’t have a player who scored more than 4 goals. Gregoritsch leads Augsburg with 4 goals. There is no such thing as an easy game for Augsburg, especially when you are scoring so few goals as Augsburg does, but there are few easier games coming up for them, and they might a point or two out of it. Augsburg doesn’t have a lot of depth, they don’t have a lot of offensive firepower, and the only thing that will keep them in the league is the fact that all the other bottom teams are bad.
Now that they have won a game, Leverkusen will turn the leaf, and I see them getting another win here. Leverkusen has more offense, they have more depth, and they have Schick who is in amazing form.