Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg on Saturday, May 17th 2024.

 
11:22am on Friday 17th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As Bayer Leverkusen prepares to host Augsburg in the final match of the Bundesliga season, the excitement is palpable.

This match could see Leverkusen complete an unprecedented unbeaten domestic season, a testament to their dominance under manager Xabi Alonso. Here's a detailed look at what to expect from this pivotal encounter.

Team to Win

Bayer Leverkusen is heavily favoured to win this match. The team has been in stellar form throughout the season, boasting an unbeaten record in the Bundesliga.

They have also secured crucial victories in other competitions, demonstrating their depth and consistency.

In contrast, Augsburg has struggled, losing their last four matches and scoring just two goals while conceding twelve.

Form

Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen's form is nothing short of extraordinary. They are on the verge of finishing the Bundesliga season without a single loss, having recently dismantled VfL Bochum 5-0.

Their squad depth has allowed them to rotate players effectively, keeping them fresh for crucial matches in other competitions, such as the upcoming Europa League final.

Augsburg

Augsburg's form has been disappointing. They have lost four consecutive matches and won just one of their last seven.

Their European aspirations have dwindled as they occupy 10th place in the standings.

With several key players injured and facing suspension issues, Augsburg is in a difficult position heading into this match.

Team News

Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen will be without defender Odilon Kossounou due to an ankle injury.

However, they are expected to have Florian Wirtz available after he missed the last game with a thigh issue.

Alonso might rotate his squad to keep players fresh for the upcoming finals.

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Augsburg

Augsburg faces several absences, including right-back Kevin Mbabu (suspended) and multiple injuries in the squad.

Key players such as Robert Gumny and Raphael Framberger are out, adding to coach Jess Thorup's challenges.

The potential absence of Ruben Vargas and other sidelined players further complicates their lineup.

Prediction

Considering the contrasting forms and team news, Bayer Leverkusen are expected to secure a comfortable victory.

A 3-0 win for Leverkusen seems likely, given their strong home performance and Augsburg's struggles.

For all of the analysis of Leverkusen vs Augsburg as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

Who is expected to win the match between Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg? Bayer Leverkusen is heavily favoured to win the match. They have been in exceptional form throughout the season and are on the brink of completing an unbeaten Bundesliga campaign.

What is the current form of Bayer Leverkusen? Bayer Leverkusen has been outstanding this season. They have maintained an unbeaten record in the Bundesliga and recently won their match against VfL Bochum 5-0. They are also preparing for crucial matches in other competitions.

What is the current form of Augsburg? Augsburg has struggled recently, losing their last four Bundesliga matches and winning just one of their last seven. They have also faced challenges with scoring, netting only two goals in their recent losing streak.

What key players are missing for Bayer Leverkusen? Bayer Leverkusen will be missing defender Odilon Kossounou due to an ankle injury. However, playmaker Florian Wirtz is expected to return after missing the last game with a thigh issue.

What key players are missing for Augsburg? Augsburg will be without right-back Kevin Mbabu due to suspension. They also have several injuries, including Robert Gumny, Raphael Framberger, Finn Dahmen, Fredrik Jensen, Elvis Rexhbecaj, and Reece Oxford. Ruben Vargas is a doubt with a groin issue.

Why is this match significant for Bayer Leverkusen? This match is significant for Bayer Leverkusen as they have the opportunity to complete the Bundesliga season unbeaten. This would be a historic achievement, adding to their impressive performance across all competitions this season.

Where and when is the match taking place? The match between Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg is scheduled for May 18, 2024, at 2:30 PM UK time, at the BayArena.

What other important matches does Bayer Leverkusen have coming up? Bayer Leverkusen has important matches coming up, including the Europa League final against Atalanta BC and the DFB-Pokal final against Kaiserslautern.

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