Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig 6/27/20 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Augsburg 9-9-15, RB Leipzig 17-12-4
6/27/20 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (-275), Under 2.5 (+220)
Augsburg is welcoming RB Leipzig to WWK Arena in round 34 of German Bundesliga.
Potentially, Augsburg can climb a few spots in the standings with a win here, but the good thing is that they can’t drop because they are 6 points ahead from Fortuna. Augsburg has had a solid season in the attacking end, 44 scored goals, but their defense has been a disaster with 61 conceded goals. In their last 10 games in Bundesliga, Augsburg has won only 2 games, and fortunately for them, it was enough to stay outside the relegation zone. Niederlechner has scored 13 goals and added 6 assists for Augsburg this season, while Max added 8 goals and 5 assists. Asta, Moravek, and Jensen are all injured. In their last Bundesliga game against Fortuna on the road, Augsburg has had 43% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 73% of accurate passes. This match ended in a 1-1 draw which was good enough for Augsburg. I don’t think Augsburg has expected to get to the Europa League spot or anything like that, and sure they could have been a bit higher in the standings, but they will stay in Bundesliga next season, and that is good enough for them.
Leipzig hasn’t won any of their last 2 Bundesliga games, and thanks to their sloppiness, Leipzig is now in danger of losing the 3rd place they are on right now with 63 points. With 79 scored goals, Leipzig is one of the best offensive teams in Bundesliga, but if they had a slightly better defense, Leipzig would have been closer to Bayern Munich at the top. Leipzig has conceded 36 goals so far this season. In their last Bundesliga game against Borussia Dortmund at home, Leipzig has had 47% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes. Both teams have had some good chances, the only difference that Borussia used theirs, and Leipzig have lost this match 0-2. Timo Werner has scored 26 goals for Leipzig this season, but he will be leaving for Chelsea after the season is over, and apparently, he refused to play in the Champions League for Leipzig in August. Schick added 10 goals, while Sabitzer has 9 goals. Nkunku has 14 assists. Ampadu and Poulsen are injured. I really like Leipzig and I think they are a fantastic team with a great, young coach, but the consistency is their biggest problem this season. That is something they need to work on and get fixed if Leipzig wants to be more competitive to Bayern and Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga next season.
Leipzig has won only one against Augsburg on the road in the past, but they need a win here at all costs. The odds on Leipzig are not great, but I think Werner will say goodbye to Leipzig with at least a couple of goals.