Augsburg vs Freiburg
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena.
Freiburg are looking to keep their Europa dreams alive when they travel to WWK Arena where they’ll face struggling Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.
Augsburg vs Freiburg: Match Preview
Augsburg kept up with Frankfurt during the first half, but after the shock of a quick-fire double in the second half never looked like getting back into the game and suffered a comprehensive 5-0 dismantling on Friday evening.
With fourth defeat in last five league games, Fuggerstädter’s fall down the Bundesliga table continue as they now sit 12th, with little to no hope for another continental adventure yet with just enough points not having to worry about relegation.
Despite their recent woes, Martin Schmidt and his men managed one constant; they seem to do well in front of their own crowd. In the last five games, Augsburg recorded four wins, losing only to Dortmund after having them on ropes for most of the game.
Close home win for SC Freiburg as they managed to overcome Hoffenheim in their Bundesliga match after a close-fought 1-0 victory with Luca Waldschmidt grabbing the winning goal for the hosts from the penalty spot.
Thus ended their winless run and with another three points in the bag (with favourable results elsewhere), Red&Blacks remain just outside European places but with three points off Schalke at 6th, everything is still wide open…
On their travels, Christian Streich’s men are doing decent if unspectacular job; their mantra this season, it would seem. Before catastrophe at Cologne, they’ve got four points from two uncomfortable away trips though Freiburg were far better and more competent side during first half of the season.
Martin Schmidt and his staff are facing lots of unknowns. Fabian Giefer, Julian Schieber, Simon Asta and Iago are sure absentees for Freiburg clash while Jan Moravek, Philipp Max, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Raphael Framberger, Reece Oxford and Maurice Malone might or might not be ready for Saturday as flu ravaged Augsburg’s locker room.
Robin Koch is only one certain MIA for Augsburg trip while Yoric Ravet and Lukas Kübler might just make it on that bus.
Augsburg vs Freiburg: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (23 games): Augsburg 7 wins, 6 draws, Freiburg 10 wins.
- Augsburg have 5-5-1 record at home versus Red & Blacks.
- Spoils were split last time two met in Freiburg (1-1).
- Both teams have trouble keeping a clean sheet: Fuggerstädter failed to do so in the last seven previous encounters v Red&Blacks, who succumbed in previous three.
- Our guests were first to score in five of their last seven showdowns.
- Both sides have scored in six of last seven encounters.
Augsburg vs Freiburg: Prediction
Tough one, really… Both teams are unpredictable, capable of great things and colossal disappointments though one thing seems constant. Augsburg at home and Freiburg away are potent in attack and oftentimes terrible defensively so let’s hope nothing changes till Saturday and these two give us a game to remember.
Rare are the instances at Augsburg matches where everything is resolved early on; most of the highlights happen after the break hence my second recommendation being two or more goals in the second half. Only once or twice this year Augsburg stayed under this limit.
Augsburg vs Freiburg: Betting tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.62
Second Half: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.95.