Our match prediction:
Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt when they welcome Augburg at their BayArena on Matchday 4. Leverkusen missed a penalty in the dying minutes of the game against Eintracht and, as a result, they dropped to the bottom half of the Bundesliga table. Roger Schmidt’s men are desperate to start a new winning run in the German top flight and there is every chance the hosts will leave their hearts on the field in Wednesday’s football match. Their next rivals Augsburg suffered a 3-1 loss to Mainz in front of home fans at the weekend and we predict that the lack of confidence is going to prove to be a big problem for the visitors this time out. Taking everything into account, Bayer Leverkusen, who play well on home soil, are likely to record their second win of the season.
Highligted Player (Calhanoglu):
Hakan Calhanoglu is another one in the long line of Turkish footballers who were born in Germany, so it is hardly surprising he came to prominence thanks to his performances in Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder with great vision and very good goalscoring record started his professional career at Karlsruher, scoring impressive 17 goals in 50 league outings to earn a move to Bundesliga side Hamburg. The spell at Imtech Arena was merely a stepping stone for bigger things as 11 goals in his debut top flight campaign persuaded Bayer Leverkusen to splash nearly €15 million on his services. That proved a very good investment as Calhanoglu continued the rich vein of form, and it is now a matter of time before he joins one of European powerhouses. The midfield maestro had a bright start to his career in the Turkey national team, scoring 5 goals in first 16 caps, and chances are he will become a leader for Milli Takim in the foreseeable future.
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.