Augsburg plays Bayer Leverkusen at the WWK Arena on September 28, 2019.
FC Augsburg was founded in 1907 and is the largest football club in Swabian, Bavaria. The club has moved back and forth in the second and third divisions for a long time. They experienced difficulties during the early 2000s before suffering relegation to the fourth division for two seasons. But since then, they have recovered, got promoted and returned to the Bundesliga in 2010/111. They finished in 15th place during the previous season and enter this match-up as the soccer betting underdogs against Bayer Leverkusen.
This club finished as runner-up during the 2011 2.Bundesliga season. They were also Bayernliga (III-IV) Champions four times and runners-up once. Augsburg has also won the Schwaben Cup a total of 13 times. They qualified for the UEFA Europa League in 2015/16 but were eliminated in the round of 32.
Augsburg ranks 15th in Goal Difference at -4 on the season. They are also tied for 15th in the league in Goals Conceded with a total of 10. Augsburg has scored a total of six goals on the season which ranks them in 8th place. Five out of their six goals were assisted, ranking them at 7th in the passing department.
Ruben Vargas leads the scoring with three goals scored this season. Forwards Marco Richter and Florian Niederlechner each have one goal for Augsburg. Niederlechner also leads the club with two assists on the season while goalkeeper Tomas Koubek has conceded 10 goals with 11 saves in four appearances.
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Bayer Leverkusen was formed in 1904 by the employees of the German pharmaceutical Bayer. Since the company’s headquarters are located in Leverkusen, that’s how the club’s name was created. Die Werkself has never won the Bundesliga 1 before but they have finished as runners-up a total of five times.
This football club has won the DFB Pokal once and were runners-up in the DFB-Super Cup once as well. When it comes to European competition, they have won the UEFA Cup in 1988. Bayer Leverkusen finished in 4th place in the Bundesliga 1 last season.
Bayer Leverkusen ranks 9th in the Bundesliga in Goal Difference at -1. They have scored a total of 6 on the season which ranks them in 8th place. Bayer Leverkusen has allowed a total of seven goals on the season which is good for 10th overall and they are ranked 7th in assists with a total of five on the current term.
Leon Bailey, Kevin Volland, and Kai Havertz lead the team in scoring with one goal each for Bayer Leverkusen. Volland leads the club with a total of two assists on the year while Julian Baumgartlinger, Kerem Demirbay and Wendell each have one assist for the club. Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky has conceded seven goals with 13 saves on the season.
Augsburg ranks 11th in the Bundesliga with a record of 1-2-2 SU on the current season. They opened their season with losses to Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen plus a draw against FC Union Berlin. However, they beat Eintracht Frankfurt in Round 4 and drew with SC Freiburg in their most recent outing.
Bayer Leverkusen is currently fifth in the Bundesliga standings with a record of 3-1-1 SU this season. Bayer went undefeated in their first three outings with wins over Paderborn and Fortuna Dusseldorf and a draw against Hoffenheim. They suffered their first loss of the season in a 0-4 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. They bounced back in Round 5 to beat FC Union Berlin 2-0 in their last match played.
Head to head, Bayer Leverkusen has not lost to Augsburg in their last 10 meetings. Bayer has four wins and these teams have played to a draw in six other matches. Bayer Leverkusen has won two out of their last three head to head matches with Bayer Leverkusen defeating Augsburg 4-1 last April 26, 2019.
Bayer Leverkusen is having a good start to the 2019-20 season and they have dominated this matchup historically. Bayer Leverkusen ranks in the Top 10 in goals scored and goals conceded while Augsburg’s defense hasn’t been that effective early on. I think Bayer Leverkusen’s goal scorers are going to win this game on offense. Prediction: Bayer Leverkusen