Augsburg – Werder Bremen SOCCER PICKS
Augsburg and Werder Bremen meet at WWK Arena, in a match for the 4th round of the Bundesliga. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 03-17-2018 , for the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen won by (1-3). R. Khedira (63 ‘) scored the goals for Augsburg, and I. Belfodil (5’ e 40 ‘) and M. Kruse (82′), for Werder Bremen. The Werder Bremen presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Borussia M’gladbach, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Mainz 05, by (2-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Augsburg has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Augsburg enter this unmotivated game, after a snub as a visitor, by 2-1, in the visit to the ground of Mainz 05: the South Korean Dong-won Ji marked the only goal of the team. Augsburg is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise the opponent in quick runs for counterattack. The local club usually acts in a traditional 3-4-3, in which the three most advanced pieces are Richter, Hahn and Gregoritsch. Out of this game due to injury will be Jensen, Moravek and Dong-won Ji.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the away team is currently in the 7 th position, with 5 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Eintracht Frankfurt, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Nürnberg, by (1-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Werder Bremen has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Werder Bremen enter this unmotivated round, after a draw, by 1-1, at the reception at Nuremberg: the only goal of the team was marked by Eggestein. Contrary to the opponent of this day, the outsider must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the aim of using the central corridor to invest in the offensive process: Eggestein is the main responsible for creating and organizing the attack. Coach Florian Kohfeldt will not be able to count on Johannsson, Kapinos and Caldirola, for being injured.