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Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg
AUG VS LEV MATCH PREVIEW:
Bayer Leverkusen host FC Augsburg in a Bundesliga match at BayArena, Tonight at 07:00 PM IST.
With 44 points from 27 games, the hosts are 5th in the table coming into this match, just one point behind 4th placed Frankfurt Eintracht. Considering all the big perks that comes with playing in the Champions League, you can say for Leverkusen, a lot is riding on the matches involving teams currently lying in the mid table or in the bottom half.
Also, Bundesliga is an eighteen team competition. Only 34 round of fixtures are played in Germany's top-tier. If things don't go as planned for Heiko Herrlich in this match, Leverkusen may be left with too much to cover in the remaining fixtures. So a win is the most welcome outcome for the Die Werkself faithful.
FC Augsburg, on the other hand, slipped out of the top-half of the table for the first time this year after suffering a chastening 1-3 defeat at home against Werder Bremen. Also, despite their far-looking position in the table, the visitors are still in with a chance to finish in the top-6, as the gap between them and RB Leipzig, who are 6th, is just 8 points. It means they would be in Europe if they achieve this target.
But it's easier said than done and Augsburg need to win on the road and against the big teams if they want the continental football next season at Augsburg Arena.
When: March 31st, 07:00 PM IST
Where: BayArena Park, London
Recent wins (Last six matches)
Bayer Leverkusen – L W L W W L
Augsburg– L L D L W L
AUG VS LEV TEAM NEWS:
Bayer Leverkusen will be without Argentine striker Lucas Alario who was sent off against Cologne, and thus is suspended for this match.
While players Lars Bender, and Joel Pohjanpalo are doubtful for this game.
Leno (GK), Lars Bender, Tah, Sven Bender, Wendell, Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz, Brandt, Havertz, Bailey, Volland
Augsburg continue to be without their injured top scorer Alfred Finnbogason, while Gregoritsch is expected to lead the line for the visitors. Defenders Framberger and Danso are all also ruled out. Marco Richter is also out, while Marwin Hitz is a doubt for the game.
Hitz (GK), Hinteregger, Khedira, Gouweleeuw, Max, Baier, Koo, Schmid, Caiuby, Heller, Gregoritsch
Bayer Leverkusen – No Title, 5-times Runners-up
Augsburg- No Title yet.
Head 2 Head- 15 meeting in official matches
Bayer Leverkusen – 9 wins
Augsburg- 1 win
Bayer Leverkusen – Brandt, Volland
Augsburg – Heller, Gregoritsch
AUG VS LEV FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Bayer Leverkusen are at home in this match, and considering they have a very big reason, i.e. the Champions League, host may come out as a more aggressive team in this match against the visitors who are have nothing much to target in the remainder of the season.
Backing Bayer Leverkusen to win.
NOTE: THIS AUG VS LEV MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.