Augsburg VS Leverkusen BETTING TIPS (17.02.2017)
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Augsburg VS Leverkusen
Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen meet at the WWK Arena in a match for the 21st Bundesliga round. The two teams tied (0-0) on 21-09-2016, the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has recorded 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 05-03-2016, in a game for the Bundesliga, which ended in a draw by (3-3). The goals of the match were scored by Ja-Cheol Koo (5 ‘, 44’ and 57 ‘) for Augsburg and K. Bellarabi (60’), P. Verhaegh (80 ‘Autogolo) and H. Çalhanoğlu (90’) For Bayer Leverkusen.
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in 13th place, having won 24 points. In the last game, they lost with Mainz 05 away (2-0), after having won (3-2) at home in a game against Werder Bremen. In the last 10 home games for the league, Augsburg have 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30. In their home league games the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 10 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home games for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 7 of the last 10 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. The team have been struggling to score first: they only opened the scoring in 4 of their last 20 Bundesliga games, of which 4 reached the break in a 1-point lead and won in the 90’s in 3. In 20 matches, The first goal 13 times and only managed 3 rounds.
Augsburg start for this game with a rebound on the Mainz 05 by 2-0, putting an end to the series of two consecutive wins in the championship. Recall that the housekeepers need to add points as they occupy a position very close to the demotion zone. Despite playing with the support of his supporters, coach Manuel Baum should play in 4-4-1-1 benefiting the low block and the long balls for the attack: Raúl Bobadilla is responsible for launching the panic on the defensive line of the opponent . However, we warn of the weaknesses of housekeepers in aerial play, ball possession, finalization and attack-defense transition. Dong-Won Ji is Augsburg’s top scorer with 3 goals scored. For this game the home coach can not rely on Moravek, Caiuby, Max and Finnbogason, players recovering from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 8th place with 27 points, after 8 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost out against Hamburger SV by (1-0). In the last game, won at home against Eintracht Frankfurt by (3-0). For the championship, Bayer Leverkusen had 10 points in 27 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 9 games he played as a visitor. In the matches that he played as a visitor to the league there is a result that is repeated often in the late 90 ‘, 2-1, which occurred in 4 of his 11 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 8 of his last 10 matches but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 games in this event, he only managed 3 rounds in 12 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Bayer Leverkusen’s side arrive at this game with a 3-0 win at home to Frankfurt, returning to wins after two consecutive defeats in the league: the goals were signed by Chicharito (2) and Volland. Despite this victory, visitors remain in the middle of the table with 27 points. Usually coach Roger Schmidt outlines a tactical offensive system, aligned in 4-2-3-1, with Chicharito being the most offensive man on the team: this player is the top scorer with 8 goals scored. We unleashed the quality of Bayer Leverkusen in the finals, counterattack and offensive stalls. For this game the coach can not count on Calhanoglu and Toprak, punished, besides Tah, Kampl and Dragovic, injured.