Augsburg vs Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, 27 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 14:30 UK
Venue: Augsburg Arena.
Augsburg were brilliant in 2014–15 season as they surprised everyone by finishing fifth in the league and booked their first ever ticket to the Europa League. They even reached to the round of 16 of the Europa League before bowing out to Liverpool. However they struggled to cope with the busy schedule of fixtures in the domestic league and finished 12th in the 2015/16 standing. With no burden of European football this term, Dirk Schuster and his men will be looking to emulate the feat of 2014/15 season.
Wolfsburg by their standards were fairly disappointing and finished 8th in the last season’s Bundesliga table. They did lack consistency and much of their woes were due to their poor record in away games. They managed just three wins from their 17 away games in the league last season by losing 10. They had a strong run in the UEFA Champions League as they reached the quarter final stage where they grabbed a shock 2-0 home win over Real Madrid.
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg: Head-to-Head
The corresponding fixture of the previous season ended in a 0-0 stalemate, while Augsburg were winners in the away match at Wolfsburg by a 2-0 margin.
Augsburg enjoyed considerable success over Wolfsburg both home and away as they won and drawn 4 each from the 10 games over the last five seasons. While Wolfsburg are left with two wins during the period.
The matches between these two sides have produced some low scoring affairs in the recent seasons as only one of the last eight matches have seen over 2 goals.
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg: Prediction
It is the opening match day of the new season and the clashes between these two sides were often tight affairs. Also fitness won’t be a problem for either sides as both of them were involved in around 10 friendly matches in the pre-season.
At the same time, Augsburg’s dominance over Wolfsburg in the recent season suggest that they could come out with something from this game. It will be wise to back them on a double chance to win or draw.
This game is expected to see few goals as it has happened in seven of the last eight meetings between these two.
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Augsburg/Draw at 1.50
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80.