FC Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, 2/21/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+400) Bayer Leverkusen (-175)
WWK Arena is the site where Daniel Caligiuri and FC Augsburg (6-4-11, 13th in Bundesliga) will play Bayer Leverkusen (10-6-5, 5th in Bundesliga) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Niklas Lomb for Bayer Leverkusen. FC Augsburg are at +400 while the Company's Eleven are at -175. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
FC Augsburg faced RB Leipzig in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they had a 74.7% received passes percentage by completing 286 of the 383 passing attempts last match. FC Augsburg attempted 12 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, FC Augsburg wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 3 total shots. FC Augsburg is averaging 0.95 goals per 90 min (20 total goals) and have earned 14 assists in all matches for the season.
Daniel Caligiuri is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Augsburg. Caligiuri has had a starting assignment in 249 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.18 G/90. The defender born in Germany has earned 45 goals scored in 22,578 professional minutes played. He has totaled 39 assists while earning 50 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Ruben Vargas, the forward hailing from Switzerland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 18 total goals. Vargas has accumulated 6,648 minutes during 77 starts and has been given a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for FC Augsburg will be Rafal Gikiewicz. Gikiewicz (76-51-71 record during his soccer career) has recorded 62 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.5% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has seen 816 shots attempted against him in 197 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (246 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.4. Gikiewicz has played for a total of 17,746 mins and has accumulated 585 saves in his career.
For their last outing, Bayer Leverkusen earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against FSV Mainz 05. Bayer Leverkusen earned a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 21 of the 35 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 583 of the 660 attempted passes earning a rate of 88.3%. Bayer Leverkusen landed 4 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 36.4% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 38 goals and 30 assists in all their contests, Bayer Leverkusen has an average of 1.81 goals and 1.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Patrik Schick will need to provide a spark for Bayer Leverkusen. The forward from Czech Republic has played 8,107 mins while scoring 39 goals. He has 14 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. He has an average of 0.43 goals per 90 and has started 87 contests so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Lucas Alario, the forward representing Argentina. He has collected 59 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 14 different times. Alario has earned himself a total of 20 yellow card cautions in 9,359 mins played (100 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.57.
Niklas Lomb will be residing in front of the net for Bayer Leverkusen. Lomb has accumulated 21 shutouts and has seen 247 shots attempted against him in 5,539 career mins. He has a save % of 70.4 and his shutout rate sits at 33.9%. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 20-19-23. During his professional soccer career, Lomb has surrendered 73 goals and has tallied 174 stops in 62 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take FC Augsburg (+400)
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