Adler Mannheim vs Augsburg Panther
Competition: German DEL
Date: 27th November 2016
Kick-off: 16:30 CET
A pair of sides in good form of late meet Sunday afternoon in the German top flight when Augsburg visit Mannheim. Both sides are inside the top five with ambitions to climb yet higher.
Third placed Mannheim head into this match off the back of three straight wins, and only a point behind Nurnberg above them. They’ve won four out of six since the international break, form which has seen them climb the table after indifferent performances before. What has been noticeable throughout the entire season is that they rarely give up for than a goal a game. The Adler have a record of 10-4-3-4 so far.
Augsburg are on one of the best runs in the league, with five straight wins and seven out of their last eight games being victories. That has moved them up to inside the top five, with a win moving them level with Mannheim on points. On the other hand, however, Augsburg have conceded the most goals in the top six of the league by some distance. The Panthers have a season record so far of 10-3-1-8.
At home Mannheim are the joint-best team in the league along with Munich. They have collected 22 points from 11 matches, notching seven regulation wins along the way and only three losses. On average they score over 3 goals a game, but give up just more than 2 on their own ice.
Augsburg’s position in the league would be higher if they could sort themselves out on the road. Placed 8/14 overall for points away, the Panthers have only 16 points from 11 matches and just four regulation wins. On average, they’re scoring over 3 goals a game but conceding 3,3.
That being said we must mention that this will be the 3rd match in 5 days for Augsburg and this schedule has left them depleted. The injury list includes defenders Cundari, Rekis, Valentine and forwards Davies, Grygiel and Trupp.
Adler Mannheim vs Augsburg Panther: Head-to-Head
Mannheim were 5-3 home winners when the teams played at the end of September. The Adler have won 8/10 at home against Augsburg, although the Panthers have won 2 of the last 3.
Adler Mannheim vs Augsburg Panther: Prediction
Mannheim are the favorites here because they’re just much stronger on their own ice than Augsburg are on the road.
Adler Mannheim vs Augsburg Panther: Tips
- Mannheim-1 at 2.02