Bundesliga | Bayer 04 Leverkusen VS FC Augsburg; Saturday, 18 May at 21:30 GMT +8

Bayer Leverkusen is seeking a repeat of their 0-5 Bundesliga 1 victory over VfL Bochum, where they had 68% possession and 29 shots at goal. They have scored 17 goals in their last six games, with an aggregate of 17 and 6 against them. The team has been unbeaten in their previous 17 league matches at home, making them a formidable force in their upcoming match.

Augsburg will face Stuttgart in a Bundesliga 1 match after a loss against Stuttgart. Augsburg managed 23% possession and 9 attempts on goal in the previous match, while Stuttgart had 19 shots and 7 on target. Augsburg has scored 20 times in their last six matches, with an average of 3.33 goals per match. They have not won away from home in their last three league games.

Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg have played three matches each since February 21, 2021, with an average of three goals per game. The last match was on January 13, 2024, with Augsburg winning 0-1. In the match, Augsburg had 24% possession and four attempts on goal, while Bayer Leverkusen had 24 attempts and six on target. The match was refereed by Sven Jablonski.

Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso has a healthy group for the match, with a 3-4-3 formation likely. Leverkusen may select Lukas Hradecky, Edmond Tapsoba, Jonathan Tah, Piero Hincapié, Nathan Tella, Robert Andrich, Granit Xhaka, Alejandro Grimaldo, Jonas Hofmann, Patrik Schick, and Amine Adli.

Augsburg manager Jess Thorup faces limited availability due to injuries to Rubén Vargas, Fredrik Jensen, Robert Gumny, Reece Oxford, Raphael Framberger, Finn Dahmen, and Elvis Rexhbecaj. Kevin Mbabu is also unavailable due to suspension. Augsburg is likely to use a 4-3-1-2 lineup, starting with Tomáš Koubek, Arne Engels, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Felix Uduokhai, Mads Pedersen, Tim Breithaupt, Kristijan Jakic, Niklas Dorsch, Arne Maier, Phillip Tietz, and Ermedin Demirovic.

Predicted lineups:

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Goalkeeper: Matej Kovar
Defenders: Piero Hincapie, Jonathan Tah, Edmont Tapsoba
Midfielders: Jonas Hofmann, Robert Andrich, Arthur, Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Forwards: Patrik Schick, Nathan Tella, Amine Adli

FC Augsburg

Goalkeeper: Tomas Koubek
Defenders: Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Kristijan Jakic, Felix Uduokhai, Iago
Midfielders: Arne Maier, Ruben Vargas, Tim Breithaupt, Niklas Dorsch
Forwards: Ermedin Demirovic, Phillip Tietz

  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 3 wins
  • FC Augsburg – 2 wins
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

Bundesliga Standings

Bayer Leverkusen is expected to dominate the game with numerous shots on goal, while Augsburg may struggle to score. A comfortable 3-1 margin is predicted.

Winning probability:

Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 63%

Draw – 26%

FC Augsburg – 11%

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