FC Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Analysis & Prediction
03/02/2023 10:30 pm
Bayer Leverkusen travels to Augsburg on Friday night to return to winning ways. Meanwhile, Augsburg finds themselves two points above the Bundesliga’s relegation places after a heavy defeat last time.
Despite having more shots, corners, and possession than their opponents last weekend, Augsburg fell to a 3-1 defeat away to high-flying Freiburg.
Michael Gregoritsch and Lucas Holer scored either side of Mergim Berisha’s penalty to give the hosts a 2-1 lead at halftime.
Enrico Maassen’s side pushed hard for an equalizer after the break. Still, Philipp Lienhart’s late strike settled any growing nerves within Europa-Park Stadion with only five minutes of normal time remaining.
However, Karim Adeyemi’s first-half goal gave Dortmund a foothold in the game, and they held on to it long enough to get all three points.
Leverkusen dominated possession but was made to pay for their lack of accuracy in front of the goal. The result moves Dortmund 10 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen in the race for fourth place with eight games remaining.
FC Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen Head to head
Both sides have 24 games against each other with hosts taking two wins while visitors with fifteen wins and seven draws.
FC Augsburg Team News
With Augsburg’s Ermedin Demirovic suspended and wingers Ruben Vargas and Andre Hahn still injured, head coach Manuel Baum could start David Colina at left-back and shift midfielder Mads Pedersen further forward against Freiburg.
FC Augsburg's Last 5 Matches
Bayer Leverkusen Team News
Leverkusen will be without Charles Aranguiz (calf) and Andrey Lunev (back), while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Patrik Schick are unlikely to be risked due to muscle injuries.
Alonso may consider changing his team’s formation after seeing his side look too open defensively in moments of transition against Dortmund, with Mitchel Bakker providing an option at left wing-back.
Bayer Leverkusen's Last 5 Matches
FC Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen: Odds and Predictions
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