Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg
Monday, 26-10-2020 @9:30pm
Bayer Leverkusen will be hoping to keep the winning momentum going when they host Augsburg at the BayArena this Monday in Bundesliga action.
After drawing the opening three games of the campaign, Leverkusen picked up their first win at Mainz last weekend and followed it up with a resounding 6-2 thrashing of Nice in the Europa League on Thursday.
So while confidence is soaring in the Leverkusen camp, Augsburg are reeling from a loss of form. Since beating Dortmund at the end of last month, they have drawn and lost their next two games, failing to score in both.
Paulinho has been sidelined for Leverkusen since July due to a ligament injury, whereas Santiago Arias won’t be back until March next year after sustaining a horrific ankle injury while on international duty with Colombia a couple of weeks ago.
Centre-forward Patrik Schick, who has been out this whole month with a muscle problem, will return at the start of November.
For Augsburg, Jan Moravek and Alfred Finnbogason continue to be sidelined with muscle and hamstring injuries respectively.
In 19 official meetings between the sides (all coming in this century), Augsburg have never beaten Leverkusen. The latter have dominated this fixture so much that they’ve won 12 times, including each of the last four league meetings. In the 2019-20 season, Die Werkself whitewashed Augsburg, winning 3-0 away from home and 2-0 at the BayArena.
Bundesliga result so far
-Stuttgart 1-1 FC Koln
-Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
-Mainz O5 2-3 Borussia Monchengladbach
-RB Leipzig 2-1 Hertha Berlin
-Union Berlin 1-1 Freiburg
-Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Schalke O4
-Wolfsburg 2-1 Arminia Bielefeld
-Werder Bremen 1-1 Hoffenheim