Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Augsburg 4/20/21 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
April 20, 2021 2:30 pm EDT
Eintracht has broken their goal scoring streak, and it came at the wrong time. Eintracht was playing against Borussia M’gladbach, the team with similar quality, and they couldn’t score a goal. Eintracht has had 64% of ball possession in that game, 4 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Eintracht’s defense wasn’t on the level in this game, and usually, they would compensate for that with their offense, but that failed in this game as well. Eintracht has lost this match 4-0. Even with this loss, Eintracht is in 4th place with 53 points, which is the Champions League spot, and I hope Eintracht will stay here because they deserve it. Silva is the leading goalscorer for Eintracht with 23 goals, while Kostic added 10 assists. Toure, Ache, and Hinteregger are all injured for Eintracht. The schedule is on the lighter side for Eintracht for the rest of the season, and I see them staying in the Champions League spot this season.
Overall, this was a solid season for Augsburg, and they are far from the relegation zone, in 11th place with 33 points, 29 scored goals, and 42 conceded goals. Augsburg is one of the weakest offensive teams in the league, and their defense is what kept them out of the relegation zone. In their last 3 games, Augsburg has only 1 loss, but they also have only 1 win. In their last Bundesliga game this past weekend, Augsburg was hosting Arminia, and they were a slightly better team with 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 76% of the correct passes. This was a tight game and neither team was good enough to create a decent chance, and this match has ended in a 0-0 draw. Hahn is the leading goalscorer for Augsburg with only 7 goals, while Vargas and Caligiuri added 5 goals each. Caligiuri also has 4 assists. There are no injuries in Augsburg at this time, but Caligiuri and Khedira are both suspended because of the yellow cards. I would never expect a team with such a weak offense to stay this far from the relegation zone, but Augsburg was lucky that a lot of teams had worse defense than they did, and that is the only reason why Augsburg will stay in Bundesliga for another season.
Eintracht is still undefeated at home this season, and they haven’t lost any of their last 11 home games in a row. Eintracht will look to bounce back after the unfortunate loss last weekend, and Augsburg is just the team for them. Augsburg is not producing chances, they are missing 2 important players, and I just don’t see them being a threat to Eintracht here.