FC Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, 8/28/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+290) Bayer Leverkusen (-118)
Moussa Diaby and Bayer Leverkusen (1-1-0, 3rd in Bundesliga) travel to WWK Arena on Saturday where they'll take on FC Augsburg (0-1-1, 17th in Bundesliga). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen. The line on this matchup has FC Augsburg coming in at +290 and the Company's Eleven are at -118. The total has been set at 2.5.
FC Augsburg stepped onto the pitch against Eintracht Frankfurt in their most recent game and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. FC Augsburg attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 8 of the dribbles for a percentage of 66.7%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 66.1% received passes percentage by converting 203 out of their 307 pass attempts in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, FC Augsburg finished the game at a 0.0% rate by putting 0 shots on target out of 4 shots.
Andre Hahn is a guy who should impact this matchup for FC Augsburg. Hahn has been a starter in 202 matches during his career and he tallies 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Germany has 49 goals in 18,230 professional minutes. He has accounted for 28 assists while tallying 50 yellow card warnings in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Daniel Caligiuri, the defender representing Germany. Caligiuri has played 23,461 mins during 259 starts and has earned himself 51 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 41 times during his soccer career while he has scored 46 total goals. He has an average of 0.18 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for FC Augsburg will be Rafal Gikiewicz. Gikiewicz (80-54-79 record in his career) has tallied 66 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.1% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has faced 897 shots tried against him in 212 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (270 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 71.5. Gikiewicz has seen the pitch for a total of 19,096 minutes and has tallied 643 stops during his soccer career.
In their last game, Bayer Leverkusen got the victory with a final of 4-0 against Monchengladbach. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 374 out of their 431 passing attempts earning a percentage of 86.8%. Bayer Leverkusen finished the match with a 53.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 14 out of the 26 dribbles they attempted. Bayer Leverkusen had 5 shots on target out of 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 41.7% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 4 goals and 4 assists in all matches, Bayer Leverkusen is averaging 2.00 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 min.
Moussa Diaby should provide solid play for Bayer Leverkusen. He is currently averaging 0.21 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 59 matches during his soccer career. The forward from France has played 5,549 minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 23 times. Make sure to watch out for Patrik Schick, the forward hailing from Czech Republic. He has earned 43 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 different times. Schick has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards in 9,170 mins (98 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.42.
Lukas Hradecky will be looking after the net for Bayer Leverkusen. During his pro soccer career, Hradecky has given up 389 goals and has tallied 887 saves in 316 starts. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 130-82-103. He sports a save percentage of 70.1 and his clean sheet rate is 30.7%. Hradecky has accumulated 97 shutouts while defending 1,264 shots attempted against him in 28,394 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FC Augsburg (+290)
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