Neither Augsburg nor Leverkusen are chasing the title in the Bundesliga. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing at stake in their Friday meeting. Quite the opposite. Both are trying to get back into the win column after losing efforts. Augsburg can’t avoid to fall into the relegation zone, while Leverkusen are aiming to finish in the top six and a place in a UEFA competition. Thus, losing would considerably hinder their chances. That’s why they come in as the betting online favorites, priced at -125.
Let’s check the latest Bundesliga news, stats, injury reports, and Bundesliga lines for Augsburg vs Leverkusen. We’ve got plenty of Bundesliga picks for you to consider.
Augsburg: Some Confidence at Home
Augsburg visited Freiburg and lost. 3-1. It wasn’t decided until the 85th minute, when Mergim Berisha tallied at the penalty spot. It was a match where the White and Reds won possession with 54 percent.
Augsburg’s aren’t the best at home (2-2-5), but they defeated Borussia Monchengladbach, 1-0, in the last match at SGL Arena. Berisha was again the scorer. He has five goals, one less than Ermedin Demirovic.
The White and Reds scored in six of their nine at home, having finished with a clean sheet against Bayern Munich, the team atop the table. They managed to draw against Leipzig, the team in third place. They are playing to the level of the competition.
They are offering a +320 price in the sportsbook to win. That’s quite tempting.
Leverkusen: Wounded Giant
So, last Sunday, Leverkusen played host to Borussia Dortmund. Black and Reds won possession with 57 percent, having finished with 21 shots in total, or 15 more than the visitors. They lost, 2-0. Karim Adeyemi scored in the first half, while an own goal (by Edmond Tapsoba) closed the sale
Previously, the Black and Reds had won four in a row, at least two goals scored in each. They finished with a clean sheet twice. Right now, they sit in ninth place with 24 points, eight less than Frankfurt, the team in sixth place. They can’t afford to lose here,
The duo of Moussa Diaby and Jeremie Frimpong is the main reason to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks. Diaby is the team’s top goal scorer with six. Frimpong has five goals. Remember, he’s a defender.
Leverkusen are 3-1-4 on the road, but two of those three victories were in their last two away matches. They defeated Koln, 2-1, and Borussia Monchengladbach, 3-2.
Augsburg vs Leverkusen Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 25
- Augsburg Victories: 1 (21 goals)
- Leverkusen Victories: 16 (55 goals)
- Draws: 8
These two already met once, Augsburg with the stunner at Bay Arena. White and Reds won, 2-1, with Fredrik Jensen and Andre Hahn as the scorers. They finished with six yellow cards, meaning a very physical battle indeed,
That was Augsburg’s lone victory over Leverkusen in their last 10 meetings. Black and Reds won seven of the previous nine, but the White and Reds always acquit themselves well. Both scored in their last five encounters.
Augsburg vs Leverkusen Match Information
- Match: Leverkusen (7-3-8) vs Augsburg (5-3-10)
- Date, Time: Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2:30 p.m. ET
- Location: SGL Arena, Augsburg
- Augsburg vs Leverkusen Live Stream: fubo.tv
Augsburg vs Leverkusen Betting Lines
Augsburg vs Leverkusen Picks and Prediction
Leverkusen were deserving of better luck against Dortmund. Black and Reds have skill to spare, and nothing to lose here. So, don’t expect a surprise. Visitors will return to the win column Friday as Diaby leads the way. Disregard the moneyline and instead head over to the soccer betting props. Augsburg will score, which will help the total to go over 2½ goals, just as it happened the last three times they met.
The Leverkusen are listed at -125 in our Bundesliga soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Leverkusen, you have a chance to win $80. The Augsburg are +320, offering a chance to win $320 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Leverkusena 55.56% chance to win, with Augsburg at 23.81%.