Augsburg will take on Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga action at the WWK Arena on Sunday hoping to bounce back after suffered their DFB Cup-quarter-final defeat against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.Embed from Getty Images
Augsburg are placed fifteenth in the league table with a 27-6 record, sitting only five points off the relegation zone. Manuel Baum’s team has played exceptional football in recent weeks, winning seven of their last ten games at home. The club entered last month on a three-game unbeaten run and started with a convincing 2-1 home victory over Dortmund, but suffered a terrible 3-0 loss against second-last placed Nurnberg at the end of the month.
Hoffenheim are in good shape and have remained unbeaten in the Bundesliga at three games with two wins and one draw. Currently positioned 9th in the points tally, Nagelsmann’s side have a fair opportunity to improve their tally by beating Augsburg and preserve their chance of entering into the Europa League.
Augsburg vs Hoffenheim Head to Head
In the last eight meetings between the teams, Hoffenheim have won five games, Augsburg have won two and one game ended in draw. Hoffenheim secured a 2-1 win over Augsburg in their last meeting thanks to Reiss Nelson who scored his sixth goal of the season after coming off the bench.
Augsburg will miss Framberger (knee), Giefer (ankle), Schieber (muscular), while Götze, Khedira, Koo, Oxford are doubtful.
Team wise Hoffenheim have a spot of bother as their attacking player Joelinton is out injured, along with him couple of good players like Reiss Nelson and Dennis Geiger are doubtful.
Augsburg: Kobel – Schmid, Gouweleeuw, Danso, Stafylidis – Baier (c) – Hahn, Ji, Gregoritsch, Max – Finnbogason
Hoffenheim: Baumann – Bicakcic, Vogt (c), Hübner – Kaderabek, Grillitsch, Demirbay, Schulz – Kramaric – Belfodil, Szalai
Bundesliga Augsburg vs Hoffenheim Preview and Prediction:
Hoffenheim are in better shape as the club have remained unbeaten in three games, but the team have won just one of their last eight away games. Augsburg, on the other hand, would be looking forward to maintain their good record at home and would like to make the most of home ground advantage.
It’s difficult to predict the winner of the game as both teams are certainly capable of scoring goals with Hoffenheim have scored six goals in their last three league matches and Augsburg have scored three goals from last three fixtures. We predict both teams will score at-least one goal and Over 2.5 Goals.
Both teams to score and Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.55 at Bet365