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will take to the pitch with visiting side Hoffenheim
at WWK Arena in the Bundesliga game on Wednesday. Our tips, poll and stats for Augsburg v Hoffenheim can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Augsburg enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Bundesliga tied result vs Cologne. In that game, Augsburg had 49% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Augsburg was Philipp Max (88'). At the other end, 1. FC Köln got 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Anthony Modeste (85') was the scorer for Cologne.
Heiko Herrlich's Augsburg have managed to score a sum total of 5 times over their past six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 7.
Their past results show that Augsburg:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. That's never good.
After being beaten in their last game against RB Leipzig in Bundesliga action, Hoffenheim and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. In that game, Hoffenheim managed 50% possession and 24 attempts at goal with 6 on target. At the other end, RB Leipzig got 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Dani Olmo (9', 11') was the scorer for RB Leipzig.
The stats don’t lie, and Hoffenheim have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, Hoffenheim have seen their frailties exposed. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Hoffenheim:
- haven't been beaten by FC Augsburg 1907 when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 20/05/2017 tells us that Augsburg have won 1 of these games & Hoffenheim 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 19 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them for Augsburg and 12 for Hoffenheim. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league clash between the two was Bundesliga 1 match day 15 on 13/12/2019 and the score finished Hoffenheim 2-4 Augsburg. In that game, Hoffenheim had 75% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Robert Skov (14') and Locadia (80'). At the other end, Augsburg got 6 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Philipp Max (11', 51'), Fredrik Jensen (56') and Iago Borduchi (85') scored. The referee was Bibiana Steinhaus.
Team News: Augsburg
Sergio Córdova (Muscular problems), Iago (Muscular problems) and Simon Asta (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Augsburg gaffer Heiko Herrlich.
In all likelihood, Augsburg should opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Andreas Luthe, Philipp Max, Felix Uduokhai, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Raphael Framberger, Rani Khedira, Carlos Gruezo, Ruben Vargas, Eduard Löwen, Andre Hahn and Florian Niederlechner.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim manager Alfred Schreuder has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jacob Bruun Larsen (Muscular problems), Ishak Belfodil (Knee Surgery) and Sargis Adamyan (Fitness) won’t be making appearances. Benjamin Hübner is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We reckon that Hoffenheim could decide to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, starting Oliver Baumann, Steven Zuber, Benjamin Hübner, Stefan Posch, Pavel Kaderabek, Florian Grillitsch, Christoph Baumgartner, Sebastian Rudy, Munas Dabbur, Ihlas Bebou and Robert Skov.
We believe that Hoffenheim and Augsburg won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by. Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. That is why we are leaning toward a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 score at the end of the 90.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: WWK Arena (30,660)
Captain: Daniel Baier
Chairman: Klaus Hofmann
Manager: Heiko Herrlich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 13
⭐ Star Man: Marco Richter
Normally taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Marco Richter was born in Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Augsburg 1907 in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 27 appearances.