Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Borussia Dortmund finally performed well last weekend when they survived a huge Bayer Leverkusen test. They bagged three goals to clinch the first win in six matches in all competitions. It kept them at the top of Bundesliga ladder.
However, defending champions Bayern Munich are now only three points away in second place meaning Lucien Favre’s men can’t afford a slip-up at this stage.
BVB will be huge favourites on Friday evening when they are set to raise the curtain on Matchday No 24 with the away fixture against rock-bottomed Augsburg.
The match against table-toppers comes at the worst possible moment for Fuggerstadter who have not been pulling up any trees of late.
The hosts lost three on the spin conceding as many as 12 goals in the process. They suffered a huge disaster losing 5-1 to bottom-half Freiburg on Saturday away at Schwarzwald-Stadion.
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
Borussia Dortmund were the dominant force in the short head to head history between these two likes.
BVB won 10, drew 5 and lost just 1 of 16 encounters with Augsburg.
Interestingly, Dortmund were especially dominant in matches at WWK Arena where they won six and drew two of eight clashes against Fuggerstadter.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in each of last five head to head ties.
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
We should expect the continuation of a high-scoring head to head trend following teams’ displays from last weekend. Manuel Baum’s men just could not keep things tight at the back lately and it is really hard to expect them improve a dreadful defensive form against the deadliest attacking line in the league.
To make things worse for Augsburg, Marco Reus should return to the starting line-up as he seems to be completely fit after the injury. The visitors just can’t afford a mistake against such struggling opposition and the away win is one of the biggest bankers we’ve seen in a while.
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
Borussia Dortmund to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Borussia Dortmund to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.25 (5/4).