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Augsburg will be visiting PreZero Arena on Saturday for the Bundesliga 1 game with hosts Hoffenheim.
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Hoffenheim head into this game following on from a 1-1 Bundesliga 1 stalemate vs Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that match, Hoffenheim managed 60% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hoffenheim was Kevin Akpoguma (91'). On the other side, Borussia Mönchengladbach had 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Breel Embolo (35') was the scorer for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Hoffenheim have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Hoffenheim have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals in the process.
Heading into this fixture, Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches at home.
In their last game, Augsburg drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Greuther Furth.
In that game, Augsburg managed 53% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, SpVgg Greuther Fürth had 3 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Markus Weinzierl's Augsburg have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 8 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 6.
Ahead of this meeting, Augsburg haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 07/04/2019 shows us that Hoffenheim have won 4 of these and Augsburg 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 25 in total at an average of 4.17 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Bundesliga 1 match day 1 on 14/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Augsburg 0-4 Hoffenheim.
In that match, Augsburg managed 46% possession and 7 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
On the other side, Hoffenheim got 15 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Jacob Bruun Larsen (37'), Sargis Adamyan (78'), Georginio Rutter (87') and Sebastian Rudy (95') scored.
The match was refereed by Felix Brych.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Robert Skov (Hamstring Injury) and Ermin Bicakcic (Fitness) won’t be able to feature for Hoffenheim boss Sebastian Hoeneß.
We think that Hoffenheim will probably make use of the 3-4-1-2 system for this game with Oliver Baumann, Stefan Posch, Kevin Vogt, Chris Richards, Kevin Akpoguma, Angelo Stiller, Dennis Geiger, David Raum, C. Baumgartner, Ihlas Bebou and Andrej Kramaric.
Team News: Augsburg
Augsburg boss Markus Weinzierl has a number of players out of action. Carlos Gruezo (Knee Problems), Alfred Finnbogason (Muscular problems), Tomas Koubek (Corona virus) and Tobias Strobl (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here. Reece Oxford is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
There’s a good chance that Augsburg appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 formation by sending out Rafal Gikiewicz, Robert Gumny, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Felix Uduokhai, Iago, Daniel Caligiuri, Arne Maier, Niklas Dorsch, Ruben Vargas, Andre Hahn and Andi Zeqiri.
In this match, Augsburg have enough to breach the defence of this Hoffenheim side, although that probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Hoffenheim when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: PreZero Arena (30,150)
Captain: Benjamin Hübner
Chairman: Kristian Baumgärtner
Manager: Sebastian Hoeneß
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 5, DFB-Pokal (Third Round)
🔑 Star Player: Georginio Rutter
Mostly played in the Striker position, Georginio Rutter was born in France. After having made a senior debut playing for Rennes in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 17 appearances.