Augsburg – Dortmund Prediction & Picks (18.01.2020)

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FC Augsburg – Dortmund SOCCER PICKS

Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund face at WWK Arena, in a match for the 18th round of the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund won at home by (5‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 17‑08-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was in 01‑03-2019, for the Bundesliga, which ended the victory of Augsburg by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by Ji Dong-Won (24 ‘e 67’), for Augsburg, and Paco Alcácer (81 ‘), for Borussia Dortmund. Despite being a match between 10th and 4th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 8th ranked in home games and the 8th as a visitor.

Augsburg :

After 6 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in 10th position, with 23 points won. In his last match, he lost with RB Leipzig out by (3‑1), after in the previous match having won by (3‑0) at home, in a match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he conquered 14 points, against only 9 in his away matches. The team comes to this match after a draw away with the Circle of Witches by (3‑3). For the championship, Augsburg conquered 14 points in 24 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 games he played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1‑1 (3 in 8 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 8 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).

Augsburg is coming for this match after a 3-1 loss to RB Leipzig, ending three consecutive league wins: Niederlechner scored the team’s only goal. Without surprises, Commander Martin Schmidt should benefit a low or medium block and in-depth passes, especially towards Niederlechner: this player stands out in this team, with 8 goals so far. It should be noted that the home team has some weaknesses to maintain possession of the ball and in the defensive organization. For this match against Dortmund, the coach cannot count on Suchy, Simon Asta, Gruezo and Gotze, all with physical problems.

Borussia Dortmund:

The visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 30 points won, after 8 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied at home against RB Leipzig by (3‑3). In the last game, he lost out against Hoffenheim by (2‑1). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 12 points out and 18 in its stadium, with 15 goals scored and 15 suffered as a visitor, against 26 goals scored and 9 suffered at home. In the last match he played, for Friendly, he lost with Mainz 05 at home by (0-2). In his last away game, for Friendly, he won by (2-4) against Feyenoord. In his last 9 away matches for the championship, Borussia Dortmund records 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so he won 12 points in 27 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of their last 9 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.

Borussia Dortmund comes to this match after a 2-1 defeat with Hoffenheim, adding the second consecutive game without a victory in this Bundesliga: the team’s only goal was signed by Mario Gotze. Despite playing outside the home, coach Lucien Favre should play with a more offensive strategy, making the most of his opponent’s defensive weaknesses: Julian Brandt will be responsible for creating and organizing the team’s offensive process. Striker Jadon Sancho is the top gunner of Borussia Dortmund, with 9 goals scored. For this game, the visiting coach cannot count on Schmelzer and Delaney, both injured.


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