Augsburg vs Nurnberg
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Augsburg are looking to complete a perfect week on Saturday when they host Nurnberg in Bundesliga Matchday No 10 at WWK Arena. Fuggerstadter broke into the top half of the league ladder after beating Hannover 1-2 away at HDI-Arena in the previous round. Rani Khedira and Alfred Finnbogason led the team towards the mentioned victory.
The hosts backed up the win with the mid-week DFB Pokal success beating Mainz 3-2 after extra time on the home patch. Manuel Baum made some changes to his regular starting line-up for the cup tie leaving his main striker Finnbogason on the bench on Tuesday evening.
Nurnberg also managed to advance to the next round in DFB Pokal even though they were on the brink of elimination on Wednesday away at third-division outfit Hansa Rostock. It was substitute Adam Zrelak who came up with the late 90th-minute equalizer to secure extra-time where Nurnberg Michael Kollner’s men got behind once again. Nevertheless, they made it to penalties thanks to another substitute Federico Palacios who made it all square right before the end of the first extra-time.
Augsburg vs Nurnberg: Head-to-head
It’s been four years since these two likes last met each other in an official game and back then they were also battling it out in the top flight of German football.
Nurnberg were much more successful over the course of history. They won 7, drew 3 and lost just one of 11 meetings with Fuggerstadter.
As many as four of last seven H2H meetings saw fewer than two goals scored.
Augsburg vs Nurnberg: Prediction
The hosts will really have a nice chance to make it three wins on the spin in all competitions here. Nurnberg did have their bright moments so far in the season which is why they sit 14th (outside of the red zone), but they are struggling badly on travels.
Kollner’s lads took only one point from four away games in the competition so far with a horrendous 1-15 goal difference along the way.
Finnbogason & company will thus have plenty of room to create in the final third and we’ll go for the home win at the 1.60 odds as the main betting option here.
Augsburg vs Nurnberg: Bet Tips
Augsburg to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Alfred Finnbogason to score anytime @ 2.25 (5/4).