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Augsburg will do battle with guests Hoffenheim at WWK Arena in the Bundesliga 1 fixture on Saturday.
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Augsburg won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 Bundesliga 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Freiburg.
In that game, Augsburg managed 44% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 7 on target. SC Freiburg had 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Roland Sallai (51') and Philipp Lienhart (79') scored for Freiburg.
It has been seldom in recent games that Augsburg have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Augsburg have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals on the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Augsburg:
- have not won against Hoffenheim in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
After a loss in their previous game against Mainz in Bundesliga 1 competition, Hoffenheim will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Hoffenheim had 63% possession and 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Hoffenheim was Ihlas Bebou (39'). 1. FSV Mainz 05 got 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. Robert Glatzel (1') and Dominik Kohr (41') scored for Mainz.
The stats don’t lie, and Hoffenheim have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Hoffenheim have clearly had some problems. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Hoffenheim:
- have not lost to Augsburg when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 03/03/2018 shows that Augsburg have won 1 of these & Hoffenheim 5, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Bundesliga 1 match day 10 on 07/12/2020 when it finished Hoffenheim 3-1 Augsburg.
On that day, Hoffenheim managed 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The goalscorers were Florian Grillitsch (17', 46') and Ihlas Bebou (50').
For their opponents, Augsburg got 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. Daniel Caligiuri (31') scored.
The match was refereed by Florian Badstübner.
Team News: Augsburg
Fredrik Jensen (Thigh Problems), Alfred Finnbogason (Calf Injury), Iago (Ankle Injury), Florian Niederlechner (Abdominal Strain), Jan Morávek (Unknown Injury) and Tim Civeja (Pubis bone irritation) won’t be able to feature for Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich.
Team News: Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim boss Sebastian Hoeneß has to currently contend with reduced team options. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Shinbone injury), Havard Nordtveit (Bruise), Sargis Adamyan (Muscle Injury), Ermin Bicakcic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Benjamin Hübner (Tear in a joint capsule) and Dennis Geiger (Surgery) are not ready for selection.
Our thinking is that Augsburg will really need to work well to hit the back of the net against this Hoffenheim lineup who we reckon should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’ve gone for a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Hoffenheim when all is said and done.
There should be little in it.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: WWK Arena (30,660)
Captain: Jeffrey Gouweleeuw
Chairman: Klaus Hofmann
Manager: Heiko Herrlich
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 13
🔑 Star Man: Ruben Vargas
Usually taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ruben Vargas was born in Switzerland. After making a first senior appearance for FC Luzern in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in the Bundesliga 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 23 appearances.