RB Leipzig vs. FC Augsburg
May 8, 2022 1:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -200, Under 2.5 +162
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RB Leipzig is hosting FC Augsburg at Red Bull Arena in round 33 of the German Bundesliga. Leipzig hasn’t had a good week, they lost to Borussia M. in Bundesliga, and they got knocked out of the Europa League. Augsburg is pretty much safe, they have secured their Bundesliga spot, and even though they were expecting a bit more, I think they are happy with this.
Leipzig has lost 3 of their last 4 games, and the latest one was a huge disappointment. Leipzig has had the lead from the first leg, but they conceded 3 goals in the second leg, and even though they have scored 1 goal, it just wasn’t enough. Leipzig was the biggest favorite to win the Europa League, which is why this was a massive disappointment. Leipzig now has to focus on Bundesliga and qualifying for the Champions League because they are in 5th place with 54 points, which is the Europa League spot. The good news for Leipzig is Freiburg has lost their game. Leipzig still has a chance to win a trophy this season, and that is the DFB Pokal. With the way they have started this season, Leipzig has done well in the second half of the season, now if they can only qualify for the Champions League, they can call it a success.
Augsburg has only 1 win in their last 4 games, but they have had some great results before that, and that has brought them pretty far from the relegation zone. Augsburg is now in 14th place with 6 points more than Stuttgart has, and I think that will be enough for them to stay in the league. Augsburg wasn’t too impressive on either end this season, they have scored only 37 goals, while they conceded 51 goals so far. Gregoritsch is the leading goalscorer for Augsburg with 8 goals, while Iago and Maier have added 5 assists each. Even better news for Augsburg is that in the last game of the season they are playing against Furth who are done, and it would be nice to end this season with a win. Sarenren, Strobl, and Iago are all injured for Augsburg. As long as Augsburg stays in the league, I think they will be happy, but I think they would like to do more next season.
When playing at home, Leipzig hasn’t lost to Augsburg in their last 5 games, and I don’t think they will lose here. Leipzig has to bounce back, they got to get back on the winning track, and I think they will. Let’s go, Leipzig.