Augsburg vs. Wolfsburg 5/16/20 German Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
5/16/20 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (-110), Under 2.5 (-110)
Augsburg is welcoming Wolfsburg to WWK Arena in round 26 of German Bundesliga.
Augsburg has had some good periods this season in Bundesliga, but they lost three straight games before the season was stopped, and they won only 1 of their last 8 games in Bundesliga. Augsburg has been solid offensively with 36 scored goals, but they scored in only 4 of their last 8 games. Defensively, Augsburg has been a disaster with 52 conceded goals in 25 games which is an average of over 2 conceded goals per game. Augsburg has won 27 points in 25 games this season, and while there was a period when Augsburg has been close to the Europa League, they are now closer to the relegation zone, 14th place in the Bundesliga standings. Niederlechner is Augsburg’s leading goal scorer with 11 goals and 6 assists, while Philipp added 5 assists. Asta and Giefer are both injured and will not play in this game. In their last match in Bundesliga against Bayern Munich on the road, Augsburg had only 26% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 62% of the correct passes. Augsburg was the weaker team in this match and was forced to defend the whole match, in the end, Augsburg lost this game 2-0. Augsburg has a decent team and they have proven this season that they can score goals, if only Augsburg could improve their defense just by a little, their season would be much easier. I believe that Augsburg will stay outside the relegation zone and stay in Bundesliga next season as well.
Wolfsburg has been playing well before the season was paused, the only game they lost was against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League at home. Two of Wolfsburg’s last games in Bundesliga ended in a draw. With 36 points, Wolfsburg is in 7th place in the standings, just a point away from the Europa League spot. Weghorst has scored 11 goals for Wolfsburg this season, while Arnold added 5 assists. Camacho, William, Guiavogui, and Karamoko are all injured, while Weghorst will pause this match because of the yellow cards. In their last game in Bundesliga, before the season stopped, Wolfsburg was playing against Leipzig at home. This was a tough game for both teams where Wolfsburg had 38% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 74% of the correct passes. This was a match where is was expecting a lot of goals, but it ended in a 0-0 draw. It’s still unknown when the Europa League will start again, but Augsburg is a perfect opponent for Wolfsburg after a two-month break. It’s always bad when the team is playing well and then the competition stops and the rhythm breaks, but I have confidence that Wolfsburg will do everything possible to try and continue playing good soccer.
Augsburg hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, while Wolfsburg hasn’t lost any of their last 4 away games. Wolfsburg didn’t have a lot of success against Augsburg on the road, but we usually see a solid amount of goals scored in this matchup. I expect the same here.