Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
WWK Arena will host Saturday’s football game between Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen. The Bavarians aim to put an end to their three-game winless run, but they will have a mountain to climb against the league leaders. Mads Pedersen is banned for the match, while all Elvis Rexhbecaj, Tomas Koubek, Iago, Reece Oxford, and Raphael Framberger are sidelined with injuries.
The BayArena outfit, on the other hand, aim to continue where they left in the first half of the season. Xabi Alonso is doing an amazing job with Bayer Leverkusen and even though key attacker Victor Boniface is on international duty with Nigeria, away win should be considered. In Boniface’s absence, Patrik Schick is widely expected to lead the line for the visiting team. In their last meeting at WWK Arena Augsburg defeated Leverkusen thanks to Mergim Berisha’s goal, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Patrik Schick):
Patrick Schick is a Czech Republic international who plays for Sampdoria as a striker. Schick was born in Prague on January 24, 1996 and he started his career at the youth team of his home-town club Sparta Prague. The 187-cm-tall attacker, played only four games for the capital club before moving to Bohemians 1905 on loan in 2015.
After ending his loan spell with the Klokani, Patrick Schick moved to Italy, signing a deal with Serie A side Sampdoria for a fee of €4 million. The Czech footballer has been playing for La Samp ever since and you should know that he scored 11 goals in 32 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign.
The talented striker, who is very good in the air, scored on his debut for Czech Republic in a 6-0 win over Malta in May 2016. Patrick Schick’s preferred foot is left and his contract with Sampdoria should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Augsburg):
Augsburg are a German football club founded in Augsburg, Bavaria back in 1907. Die Fuggerstadter play in German Bundesliga and with 12,200 members they are regarded as the largest football club in Bavaria. Augsburg wear white shirts and they host their rivals at WWK ARENA.
The capacity of the stadium is 30,660 and it has been the home of Augsburg since 2009. Augsburg won the Schwaben Cup 13 times and it has to be noted that they were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2011.
The club qualified for the Europa League 2015/2016 group stages and thanks to a 3-1 win over Partizan in Belgrade they booked their place in the last 32. However, Liverpool proved to be a big catch for the German outfit in the Europa League knockout stages.
Die Fuggerstadter’s main rivals are TSV 1860 Munich and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other.