Augsburg vs Stuttgart
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg).
Stuttgart continued to struggle last weekend when they fell 0-1 at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
Die Schwaben still sit third from bottom and hold the place leading to relegation play-offs at the end of the season. They are now just three points above penultimate-placed Nurnberg and desperately need to arrest the slump in form before they fall down into bottom two.
The team led by Markus Weinzierl will be hoping to bounce back from a thread of five straight league games without a win on Saturday afternoon when they travel to WWK Arena to play bottom-half rivals Augsburg.
Hosts sit just two positions above Die Schwaben, but they will come into this in much higher spirits following a huge 1-3 victory over 4th-placed Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
The win at Commerzbank-Arena came out of nowhere as it followed a streak of three consecutive tough losses in all competitions for
Augsburg vs Stuttgart: Head-to-head
Historically looking, Augsburg have a positive head to head record with Die Schwaben as they lead the tie by two wins.
However, Stuttgart won last two clashes against Augsburg, each by the identical 1-0 scoreline.
Fuggerstadter did not score a single goal in last three encounters with Stuttgart.
Just one of past seven head to head ties saw goals scored at both ends.
Augsburg vs Stuttgart: Prediction
Swiss manager Martin Schmidt made an immediate impact for Augsburg. He took over Manuel Baum on the bench after a horrific 0-4 home defeat to Hoffenheim and manager to shift team’s fortunes around instantly with a 1-3 victory over the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt six days ago.
He now has a much easier opposition in what is another winnable affair for Fuggerstadter. Stuttgart won just one of last 14 league games. They have been dreadful travellers with 1 win, 2 draws and 11 defeats in 14 away outings so far in the season.
The momentum is definitely on Augsburg’s side and we have to back the home win as the main betting recommendation here.
Augsburg vs Stuttgart: Bet Tips
Augsburg to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Augsburg to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).