FC Augsburg 2-1-0, RB Leipzig 2-1-0
10/17/20 9:30 am
Over 2.5 (-188), Under 2.5 (+150) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
FC Augsburg is hosting RB Leipzig at WWK ARENA in round 4 in the German Bundesliga.
Augsburg is having a remarkable start of the season, and they have lost only 1 of their last 11 games. With 2 wins and 1 draw, Augsburg is still undefeated in Bundesliga this season, and they are in second place in the standings with 7 points, 5 scored goals, and just 1 conceded goal. Augsburg has been decent in the attacking end, but I’m impressed by their defense so far. In their latest Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg on the road, Augsburg has had only 36% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and low 67% of the correct passes. We saw some good chances in this match, but it ended in a 0-0 draw. Vargas, Uduokhai, Caligiuri, Hahn, and Gregoritsch have each scored 1 goal for Augsburg so far this season. Iago, Framberger, and Caligiuri have each added 1 assist. Moravek is the only injured player for Augsburg at this time. For a team that barely escaped the relegation last season, this start of the new season is amazing, and I believe we can say that Augsburg will have a much better season than the last one.
Leipzig has been playing some of the best soccer in this early season, and they are still undefeated after the first three games. With 7 points, 8 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals, Leipzig is in first place in the Bundesliga standings. Forsberg has scored 2 goals for Leipzig so far this season, while Orban, Poulsen, Haidara, Angelino, and Halstenberg added 1 goal each. Halstenberg, Poulsen, Olmo, Nkunku, and Forsberg have each added 1 assist. Konate, Laimer, and Sabitzer are all injured. Leipzig was hosting Schalke in their last Bundesliga game, and they were a much better team in that match with 67% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Leipzig has created a lot of chances, and they have deservedly won this match 4-0. Leipzig will be playing in the Champions League against Basaksehir at home next week, and they shouldn’t have much problem winning that game. Leipzig has been one of the best teams in Germany over the last few seasons, and they were great in the Champions League last season, but Leipzig sold Werner who was their top goalscorer last season, and we are yet to see if they will miss him or someone will pick up the slack. I think Leipzig is a great team, but I don’t think they have the depth to compete with Bayern in Bundesliga and play in the Champions League.
This is a derby match between the top two teams in Bundesliga at the moment. The trends are mixed here, but Augsburg has won only 1 home game against Leipzig. Both Augsburg and Leipzig are in great form, and for that reason, I will pick a draw here.