Freiburg vs Augsburg
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Schwarzwald-Stadion (Freiburg im Breisgau).
Augsburg got off to a nightmare start to the year. They lost four of past five league matches and have dropped down to 15th place in the Bundesliga ladder as a consequence.
The Fuggerstadter are now just three points above Stuttgart in 16th position (the one which leads to relegation play-offs).
Can they bounce back and avoid a defeat in a low-profile 23rd round tie against Freiburg on Saturday afternoon at Schwarzwald-Stadion?
The hosts did not enjoy a much better form at the start of 2019 either. They are winless in five league games this year and they will head into this on the back of three successive draws.
The team still has a fine six-point cushion on Saturday’s counterparts and anything but a defeat would be acceptable result for Christian Streich and his men here.
Freiburg vs Augsburg: Head-to-head
Freiburg lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into 22nd encounter with Fuggerstadter.
Breisgau-Brasilianer dominated this match-up in games at Schwarzwald-Stadion where they won 8 and lost 2 of 10 meetings with Augsburg.
Augsburg, however, claimed a demolishing 4-1 victory when these two likes met each other in late-September last year.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of past five head to head affairs.
Freiburg vs Augsburg: Prediction
Both Freiburg and Augsburg lacked meticulousness at the back in recent fixtures. The hosts allowed two or more goals in four of past five league matches, the goalless draw away at Schalke being the only exception.
Fuggerstadter, on the other side, shipped seven goals in last two league defeats to Werder Bremen (4-0) and Bayern Munich (2-3). They proved attacking potential by bagging two goals past reigning champions Bayern last Friday.
We can hardly imagine any of these two outfits keeping a clean sheet here. Four of last five H2H games also saw goals scored at both ends which is why BTTS is our primary betting suggestion here.
Freiburg vs Augsburg: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw & BTTS @ 4.33 (10/3).