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Augsburg vs Dortmund Prediction and Betting Preview 18 Jan 2020

Augsburg vs Dortmund PredictionAugsburg vs Dortmund Prediction and Preview for Saturday's Bundesliga fixture. FC Augsburg welcome Borussia Dortmund to the WWK Arena in their first league outing of the year. 
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Match status: 2019/20 Bundesliga - Matchweek 18
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Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg)
The hosts have had an average season so far, a fact reflected by their league standing. Furgerstädter are currently placed tenth on the league table, having amassed 23 points so far.

They are only just 5 points away from the European spots and head coach, Martin Schmidt will be hoping they can go on and make a big push for Europa league qualification as they kickstart the second half of their campaign.  However, Augsburg will start their quest for European football with a difficult encounter against Dortmund.

The Black and Yellows have endured a disappointing season so far, but are still a very good side. Many expected them to be in and around the first two positions on the league table after having nearly won the league last season, but it seems their exploits then have worn them out. Dortmund occupy the fourth position on the log, with a total of 30 points from their 17 games.

With just seven points between them and RB Leipzig in first, belief is high in the Dortmund camp and they will be motivated to close down the gap. This match against a strong Augsburg side is a chance to display their title credentials.

Augsburg vs Dortmund Team News

Augsburg saw their fantastic six match unbeaten run come to an end following a 3-1 defeat against Leipzig last time out. However, they can hold their heads up high knowing it came against, arguably the best side in the league. Augsburg did head into the half time break with a 1-0 lead, but upon resumption of proceedings, were overpowered and they conceded three goals without reply.

Prior to that match, Furgerstädter had taken sixteen points out of a possible eighteen in their previous league matches. Their defensive frailties were laid bare against a clinical Leipzig side and they have conceded 31 goals in the league, so far. Perhaps, if they were better organized at the back, they would be higher up in the standings.

They have been fairly proficient in front of goal and have managed a decent return of 28 league goals so far. Thirteen of these goals have come in their last five league matches at home. The Augsburg side are known for not going down without a fight in front of their home side. Be that as it may, they come up against a Borussia Dortmund side that have been equally impressive on the road.

Die Borussen are however, without a win in their last two league matches, following a woeful capitulation away at Hoffeinheim in their last match of 2019. Despite going ahead, Dortmund conceded twice, with the last goal coming virtually with the last kick of the game. Head coach, Lucien Favre knows his side cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to keep their title hopes alive.

Despite their league struggles, Dortmund have kept doing what they know how to do best – banging in the goals. They have scored 41 goals so far in the league this season – the third-best stat for goals in the league.

On the road, they have only stumbled thrice all season, with one coming in their last match. Inspired by the signing of in-demand wonderkid  Erling Halaand Dortmund will be hoping to secure all three points here.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Augsburg: Alfred Finnbogason, Raphael Framberger, Sergio Córdova, Iago.

Dortmund: Thomas Delaney, Marcel Schmelzer.

Pre-Match Odds:

Augsburg - 4.70
Draw - 4.40
Dortmund - 1.72

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

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Augsburg vs Dortmund Predictions

Dortmund are the obvious favourites to win this game, but it is not as straightforward as it seems. Augsburg are a side in form and buoyed by their voracious home fans, will be raring to go. One thing that is certain, however, is that there’ll be a couple of goals here.
Our Betting Tip:
Over 2.5 @ 1.49
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Correct Score:
Augsburg 1-2 Dortmund @ 7.90

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