Match date: 17 Feb 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Germany Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
1-3 - Won
Augsburg weren't great in last season, they were pretty close to a relegation zone, in this one again didn't impressed with performances and occupies 13th spot at the table, in last round of German Bundesliga were defeated away from home by Mainz and tonight will have a hard task to avoid another defeat since are facing with Bayer Leverkusen in 21st round. Hosts scored only 18 goals in 20 rounds while didn't impressed with defense, tonight are facing with strong side and it will be difficult to earn points.
Hosts just can't find their form since this campaign started, they for sure have quality to at least retain position at the middle of the table but for higher spots and Europe they simple must show much much more. From German Cup were eliminated by Bayern Munich and now are participating only in league, i doubt that this will be a great season for Augsburg, they should be able to survive but tonight i don't believe that will earn points against more than decent guests. Defender Callsen-Bracker (0/0), midfielder Caiuby (2/0) and forward Finnbogason (6/1) are all injured and won't be able to help their team in this game while first goalkeeper Hitz (20/0) and defender Stafylidis (18/2) are both in doubt due to a slight injuries.
Bayer Leverkusen on the other side had really good last season and ended up at third spot which led them into Champions league group stage directly, there did a decent job and reached knockout stage where will have a really hard task since next week are facing with Spanish Atletico Madrid, they must win this match now in order to at least retain current not so great 9th spot at the table.
In previous round guests achieved victory over Eintracht and managed to get back on the tracks after two defeats against Hamburger and Gladbach. Guests failed to find consistency in their game in this season, they simple must show improving to reach European competitions for the next season, here are favorites and should be able to overcome hosts which aren't so great. In last four duels with them they got four draws but tonight i believe that visitors will collect all three points. Defender Tah (16/1) is injured and will stay out for this game, defender Toprak (15/1) and forward Calhanoglu (15/6) are both suspended while defender Dragovic (10/0) and midfielder Bender (6/0) are both having problems with injuries and their appearances are in doubt.
Augsburg wasn't great in this season, they are almost without chances for European competitions for the next season, now must try to at least retain current spot until the end but somehow i doubt that can avoid defeat here against decent guests, Leverkusen to win is my pick for this match.