Wolfsburg – Augsburg is the opening game of the 30th round of the Bundesliga featuring two teams with some bad form at the moment. The game will start at 20:30 and it will take place on VOLKSWAGEN ARENA in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Wolfsburg snatched a precious victory away at Freiburg last Saturday to go two points clear of Mainz 05 in the position leading to the relegation playoffs. It was a needed victory and that could bring some morale into the team. They are still in danger of falling down but with a good run they could drift away from the danger zone. They are only 1 point behind Freiburg and 5 behind Hannover and that’s a reachable position. Their opponents tonight are not so far either, being only 7 points away. A win here for Wolfsburg could really boost them into the safe zone and put Augsburg in an uncomfortable situation as well.
Wolfsburg: Casteels – William – Knoche – Jaeckel – Verhaegh – Arnold – Camacho – Didavi – Malli – Dimata – Berkalo
Augsburg are not safe yet either though. Manuel Baum’s men started brightly against Bayern Munich last weekend, taking the lead thanks to a Niklas Sule own goal in the 18th minute. The Bavarians were unable to hold off now champions Bayern Munich for long though, eventually succumbing to a 4-1 defeat, leaving them just seven points ahead of Wolfsburg with five rounds of fixtures to go. They only managed to win 3 game from 15 played and things are not looking so good for the away side in this game. Wolfsburg have the momentum and it will be a hard game for both of the teams involved.
Augsburg: Hitz – Hinteregger – Khedira – Gouweleeuw – Max – Baier – Koo – Schmid – Caiuby – Gregoritsch – Cordova
Wolfsburg – Augsburg: Head-to-Head
|25.11.17||BUN||Augsburg||Wolfsburg||2 : 1|
|28.01.17||BUN||Wolfsburg||Augsburg||1 : 2|
|27.08.16||BUN||Augsburg||Wolfsburg||0 : 2|
|23.04.16||BUN||Wolfsburg||Augsburg||0 : 2|
|29.11.15||BUN||Augsburg||Wolfsburg||0 : 0|
Wolfsburg – Augsburg: Prediction
Augsburg were a tricky opposition to Wolfsburg over the course of history. Fuggerstadter won 6 and lost only 3 of 13 meetings with the Wolves. Augsburg will come into this on the back of two straight wins in matches against Wolfsburg. Friday’s match has a much greater significance for Bruno Labbadia’s men who were able to keep things tight at the back lately. Wolfsburg will be desperate to continue distancing themselves from the relegation zone, and even a point would keep them out of it for the time being due to their better goal difference.
Prediction: Wolfsburg to win, Odds: 2.10
Stake: 8 units