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Leverkusen will be looking to secure its first win in the Bundesliga 2022-23 season when it hosts Augsburg this Saturday.
The odds were pretty evenly matched on most football betting sites when Leverkusen visited Dortmund last weekend to play its first match of the season. However, the visitors were unable to find an answer for Marco Reus’ 10th-minute goal for the hosts and went down by 1-0 in a closely fought match. After losing Lucas Alario, Gerardo Seoane is faced with the prospect of losing his star striker, Moussa Diaby, to Arsenal, further denting his attacking abilities. Only time will tell if his new signings are capable of filling these huge voids.
After narrowly missing a relegation in the last season, Augsburg hosted Freiburg for its season opener and was completely thrashed. The Breisgau Brasilianer ran riot at the WWK Arena, beating the hosts 4-0. Enrico Maaßen, who was coaching the Dortmund reserve team till now, will have to quickly adapt to the demands of facing a top-flight opponent if he wants his team to secure a better finish this time around. The new entrants in the club, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Arne Maier, Maximilian Bauer, and Ermedin Demirovic all got a chance in the playing eleven but failed to show a significant impact.
Match prediction and football betting tips for Bayer Leverkusen vs F. C. Augsburg Bundesliga 2022-23. The match is going to be played at the Bay Arena, Leverkusen, on 13th August 2022.
Gerardo Seoane will be taking the field without Florian Wirtz, who is suffering from an injury. Amine Adli and Robert Andrich are uncertain, while Lukas Hradecky will be serving a suspension.
As for the visitors, they are likely to have a long list of absentees. Niklas Dorsch, Noah Sarenren Bazee, Tobias Strobl and Ruben Vargas will not make the trip, while Reece Oxford, Lasse Gunther and Lukas Petkov are uncertain.
After facing a defeat in the first match, we expect Leverkusen to bounce back in this match, and pick up maximum points.
Bet on Bayer Leverkusen to win.
Leverkusen has won 6 of the last 7 matches against Augsburg by a margin of at least 2 goals. Indeed, they have scored an aggregate of 9 goals in the last 2 matches, against 2 by Augsburg. We are therefore pretty confident that Leverkusen can overcome a (-1) handicap in this game.
Leverkusen has scored 52 goals in 22 matches against Augsburg, with an average of 2.4 goals per game. 5 of the last 7 matches between the two clubs have seen more than 2.5 goals scored in them. We are therefore predicting a high-scoring encounter at the Bay Arena.