Augsburg host Wolfsburg in a friendly ahead of their Bundesliga return at the WWK Arena on Saturday (14 January).
The hosts have endured a largely difficult league season and are just outside the relegation zone with just 15 points from as many games. Augsburg lost 1-0 to Bochum in their last league game and might have deserved more but couldn’t take their chances.
Wolfsburg, on the other hand, had a difficult start to the season under Niko Kovac but rose again just before the winter break to work towards continental football. They won their last game, hard fought, 2-1 against Hoffenheim, with Ridle Baku scoring a second-half winner.
The visitors meet second-placed Freiburg on their return later this month.
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg head-to-head and key figures
- Saturday’s game marks the 25th meeting between Augsburg and Wolfsburg, who lead 8-7.
- There have been nine draws between the two sides, including the last encounter which ended 1-1.
- The visitors have lost just one of their last ten games in the encounter.
- The hosts have kept just two clean sheets in their last 14 games in all competitions.
- Augsburg have picked up just five points at home in the league this season, the fewest in the Bundesliga.
- Wolfsburg has picked up eleven points away from home in the league this season. Only four teams have won more, three of which occupy places in the UEFA Champions League.
- The Fuggerstadt team have scored 18 league goals this season. Only Bochum (14) and Schalke (13) picked up less.
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg prediction
Augsburg have had a string of straight defeats and have won just two of their last 12 games in all competitions. They haven’t won at home in their last five competitive games and could struggle here.
Wolfsburg, on the other hand, is unbeaten in twelve games and has won seven. They are in much better shape than their opponents and should win.
forecast: Augsburg 1-2 Wolfsburg
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg betting tips
Tip 1 – Result: Wolfsburg
Tip 2 – Goals – Over/Under 2.5 – Over 2.5 goals (Eight of the visitors’ last ten games have produced more than 2.5 goals.)
Tip 3 – Both teams to score: Yes (Both teams have scored in the visitors’ last four games.)
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