FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, 13th May 2017
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena, Augsburg.
Both teams are in the position where they have to preserve the point advantage over the teams below – FC Augsburg are yet to secure the survival, while BVB have overtaken the 3rd position after beating TSG Hoffenheim 2-1 last weekend.
After 32 games played, FC Augsburg are in the 13th position with 36 points – only two points separate them from the relegation play-off position. In the last four rounds, they improved their form significantly, registering two wins, a draw and the defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt.
In the previous round, Augsburg were unlucky to concede the equalizer in the 94th minute at Borussia-Park, so they had to satisfy with a point from the 1-1 draw.
At WWK Arena, the hosts are on a two-game winning streak, as they managed to beat FC Koln and Hamburger SV, respectively.
Thomas Tuchel will remain on Dortmund’s bench for at least three games – two remaining Bundesliga clashes and DFB Pokal final against Eintracht Frankfurt, scheduled for the end of May. After obtaining the two-point advantage over Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim, Die Schwarzgelben need to maintain the lead in order to reach UEFA Champions League automatically.
However, Dortmund’s BuLi visits this season weren’t shining. Surprisingly, they only won 5 games while they were beaten on 6 occasions, in addition to 5 draws.
FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head
Augsburg grabbed a point in December’s reverse at Signal Iduna Park as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. However, BVB are yet to suffer a defeat at WWK Arena. Also, Dortmund beat Augsburg in the last 5 visits.
FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Prediction
Thomas Tuchel’s side can’t allow losing any points against FC Augsburg, the team who are far from a perfect shape, especially since they have had success at WWK Arena. Augsburg would be happy with a point, but the quality is certainly with the away team.
FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 2.5 goals at 2.60 with Unibet.
You can also try Both Teams to Score NO at 2.15 with Betfair.