Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund).
Borussia Dortmund missed out on snatching the coveted Bundesliga Cup from the hands of Bayern Munich by no more than a narrow two-point margin. However, the squad got back at their arch-rivals earlier this month in the German Super Cup which saw the hosts get the better of Bayern with a comfortable 2-0 scoreline in their favor.
The home team also tasted success in last week’s DFB Pokal Cup and will be rearing to get off to a winning start in their campaign when they welcome Augsburg into their midst this weekend.
Augsburg barely made it into the new season alive after they finished fifteenth in the league last season, dangerously close to the relegation zone. The away side will now be coming into the tie against Dortmund on the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Verl in the Pokal Cup.
The visitors certainly look far from convincing enough to upset Dortmund, who are sizing up to be one of the front runners to go all the way this season.
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg Head to head (h2h)
- Five out of the last nine clashes have seen Dortmund come out on top.
- Their last encounter at this venue finished 4-3 in Dortmund’s favor.
- All six of their previous matchups have seen both teams find the back of the net.
- Dortmund have kept four clean sheets against Augsburg, while the latter have recorded no more than two.
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg Prediction
The hosts are without a doubt one of the strongest sides in Germany right now and are currently on a four-match winning streak, one of which was against the reigning champions themselves.
Apart from the win, Lucien Favre’s men were able to score nine goals in the process and have been keeping a clean sheet in their last three games in a row.
On the other hand, the guests have managed to clinch just one victory in their last eight outings across all competitions and have been at the receiving end of ten goals from their last two alone.
Additionally, Augsburg have walked away with the bragging rights just once before from their last nine visits here. Considering that Borussia Dortmund have been successful in exerting their superiority over their foes in their recent games, an opening day defeat for Augsburg is a certainty.
Dortmund have not been shy in flaunting their scoring boots, and have scored two goals or more in their last five games. Given that they are up against a fairly mediocre side, expect a goal-scoring spree by the end of the ninety minutes.
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg Betting tips
Halftime/Fulltime: Borussia Dortmund @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).