Wolfsburg vs Augsburg
Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017,
Kick-off at 14:30 UK / 15:30 CET
Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg will enter the 18th round clash with Augsburg in a much better mood after claiming a 1–0 win in their first play of 2017 last weekend when they saw off HSV at VOLKSWAGEN ARENA. Valerrien Ismael will be hoping to take advantage of the momentum and pick up yet another win on home court against Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors have lost their first match of the year against Hoffenheim at their WWK Arena last weekend. It was the second home win in a row for the Wolves as they ended the last year with a 1–0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Knowing that Augsburg have great troubles in the attack, especially when they play away from home, we see a great value in backing Wolfsburg to win to nil at 2/1 odds. Augsburg scored a single goal in last three league matches on the road, but the fact they managed to pull out a 1–1 draw with Borussia Dortmund back in December asks for caution when considering the high stakes bet on the home win at 10/11 odds.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg: Head-to-Head Stats
The first round match saw Wolfsburg claiming a 0–2 win at WWK Arena in August last year when Didavi and Rodriguez were on target for the team led by Dieter Hecking (current Monchengladbach manager) back then. Interestingly, none of the last five head to head encounters between the two teams saw both teams to score as nine out of 11 H2H games ended with less than three goals scored.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg: Prediction
Instead of going for the outcome bets, we will back the Under 2.5 goals as the number one pick at pretty solid 4/6 odds. For the even more adventurous, the goalless draw is priced at 8/1.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match goals at 7/10 (1.70)
Correct score 0-0 8/1 (9.00).