The Bundesliga is returning to play this weekend with two more games. On Saturday at the WWK Arena, FC Augsburg square off against Xabi Alonso’s outstanding Bayer Leverkusen team in a crucial match.
With 13 wins, 3 draws, and a club-record 42 points through 16 Bundesliga games thus far, Bayer Leverkusen is the sole squad in the top 5 leagues in Europe that has not yet suffered a loss this season. Additionally, they have surrendered a league-low 12 goals while scoring 46 goals. Under Xabi Alonso’s guidance, Die Werkself have become stronger and stronger. They finished 2023 on a high note, winning their last 3 matches across all competitions by a total score of 12-1, which included a convincing 4-0 home victory over VfL Bochum prior to the winter break. If Leverkusen defeats Hoffenheim on Friday, they might enter the match on Saturday only one point ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich. However, a victory over Augsburg would give them a four-point lead over the defending champions again before they face 4th-placed RB Leipzig one week later.
With 3 straight losses in the Bundesliga, Augsburg was not in good shape going into the German winter break. Their only victory throughout this run of games came in a 1-1 tie with Borussia Dortmund. Prior to the mid-season break, Die Fuggerstadter’s latest competitive game ended in a 3-0 defeat at Stuttgart on December 20. However, they have since bounced back, defeating Hoffenheim 1-0 in an exhibition match the previous weekend thanks to a goal from Fredrik Jensen within the second minute. Jess Thorup’s team is now eight points off of the drop zone within the Bundesliga, having narrowly avoided relegation the previous season. If they win on Saturday, however, they might move towards the top half of the table provided other results go in their favor.
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Augsburg vs Leverkusen Game Information
- Date: 01/13/2024
- Time: 09:30 AM ET
- Location: WWK ARENA.
- How to Watch Augsburg vs Leverkusen: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv