Augsburg vs Hoffenheim
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Marcel Rapp’s men are placed in the final European spot at the moment. However, this position would only allow them entry into the qualifying stage of the Europa League, whereas a surplus of three points would give them a direct ticket to the competition.
Moreover, Freiburg, trailing by just one point, are chasing them for this seventh spot too. As such, a win is a must for Rapp’s men. On the other hand though, Heiko Herrlich’s men are in a relatively safer position.
On top of that, Rapp’s men have performed well against this opponent recently, and they are on a four-match winning run at this venue too. For these reasons, expect a Hoffenheim win this Wednesday.
Augsburg vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 12 of the previous 16 wins had gone to Rapp’s men.
- Eight of the preceding nine encounters saw Herrlich’s men conceding two or more goals.
- In the last five years, only once have Rapp’s lost against this opponent.
- The guests are on a four-match winning run at this stadium.
- The combined scoreline for the preceding three fixtures at this ground is 0-8, in favor of the visitors.
Augsburg vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Heiko Herrlich’s men recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Mainz. Right in the first minute itself did the guests score their goal, and defended well throughout the next 89 minutes to make sure of the three points.
In the meantime, Rapp’s men lost 0-2 at home the past game week, against Leipzig. The visitors scored two quick-fire goals early in the fixture, and did not allow any chance for the home team to make a comeback.
By the looks of things, Rapp’s men have the upper hand this Wednesday. First and foremost, they are on active four-game winning run at this stadium in h2h clashes, and scored a total of 11 goals in the process.
Moreover, they had also kept clean sheets in the past three h2h meetings at this stadium, leading to a combined scoreline of 0-8, in their favor. On top of that, they had also recorded 12 of the preceding 16 h2h wins.
Going on, they are desperate to secure as many points as they can – as they need to keep safe their seventh spot (which would afford them an entry into the Europa Qualifiers), and want to go after a direct-entry ticket that’s currently in possession of Wolfsburg.
On the contrary, Herrlich’s men are currently in a safe spot, and need not worry much about how the next three games would turn out to be. As such, expect the better performance from the guests, Hoffenheim.
Augsburg vs Hoffenheim: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Hoffenheim or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Hoffenheim to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4).