Match date: Tuesday 17 December 2019
Football – Germany Bundesliga
Judi Bola, Mpobos.com- Augsburg surprised everyone with a 2:4 victory away from home against Hoffenheim last Friday night being quite a strong underdog before the start of the game.
However, the team appeared very concrete with the ball to their feet, despite having very little of overall ball possession.
The hosts tried to dictate the tempo and controlled the ball more, however, were too vulnerable at the back with the guests punishing them for every little mistake.
The team is now on five matches undefeated streak, having four victories during these matches, being just five points behind the European zone.
The home side can’t count at injured forward Finnbogason (9/2), right back Framberger (5/0), while doubtful are defensive midfielder Gruezo (2/0) and central back Suchy (2/0) coming off from injuries.
It was simply too much for Duesseldorf to cope with the individual strength of RB Leipzig in a 0:3 home loss last Saturday afternoon.
The already conceded a goal in the second minute, being generally a passive side during the game and doing very little in attack.
The guests were simply as commanding as possible during the entire game. The side now has two consecutive losses, being winless in the last five rounds and with just one goal scored in the last four rounds.
Midfielder Bodzek (14/0) is suspended for the guests. Injured is left midfielder Suttner (4/0). Forward Karaman (8/1) and a couple of more that didn’t play much so far are doubtful.
Augsburg have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 home matches (Bundesliga).
Augsburg is looking better in recent matches and with a morale-boosting victory away to Hoffenheim, they are red hot favorites for another three-pointer in this one.
Especially since their offensive potential comes in the first place recently and there is very little what Fortuna can do, away from home.
PICK : AUGSBURG -0.5