Augsburg vs Hannover
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 16 March 2019
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
Three weeks ago, Augsburg got destroyed by Freiburg 5-1 away from home. Who would have thought then that two weeks later they would have earned four points from back-to-back matches against top-four teams Borussia Dortmund (2-1 win at home), and RB Leipzig (goalless draw on the road last week). They sit 15th in the table, three points ahead of Stuttgart, the team that would have to go through playoffs to avoid relegation, if the season were over today. Hahn is back from suspension and expected to start. The other 10 should be Kobel, Schmid, Danso, Khedira, Max, Baier, Koo, Gregoritsch, Ji and Cordova. The day before the game, Finnbogason, Gouweleeuw, Moravek and Stafylidis were considered doubtful. Framberger, Giefer, Luthe, Oxford and Schieber are unavailable.
If you think Augsburg have several guys missing, wait for it; Hannover’s list of absentees is even larger: Akpoguma, Bebou, Füllkrug, Hübers, Ostrzolek, Sarenren Bazee, Wood, all seven are out, for different reasons. Plus, the day before the game, Elez, Prib, Schwegler and Walace were considered doubtful. A lot of problems for coach Thomas Doll, whose team sit second-to-last in the table, on just 14 points from 29 matches, five points behind Stuttgart, who are currently occupying the relegation play-off spot. Hannover have lost four games in a row, but at least last weekend they scored twice, in their 2-3 home defeat to Leverkusen. They are expected to start with Esser, Korb, Anton, Wimmer, Albornoz, Maina, Bakalorz, Fossum, Haraguchi, Weydandt and Jonathas. Last time they avoided losing away from home was in December, at Freiburg (1-1).
Previous five matches:
RB Leipzig vs Augsburg 0-0
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund 2-1
Freiburg vs Augsburg 5-1
Augsburg vs Bayern Munich 2-3
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg 4-0
Hannover vs Bayer Leverkusen 2-3
Stuttgart vs Hannover 5-1
Hannover vs Eintracht Frankfurt 0-3
Hoffenheim vs Hannover 3-0
Hannover vs Nurnberg 2-0
Augsburg’s next game is in Nuremberg, in two weeks. Hannover will be hosting Schalke after the international break (both Bundesliga matches).
Augsburg vs Hannover: Head to head Stats
Just one win for Augsburg, three for Hannover, and a draw, in the last five games between these two with Augsburg as hosts.
Augsburg vs Hannover: Prediction
Augsburg looked great in their last two games, which sort of justifies that 1.67 their win pays. I would leave their 1.67 aside though, and bet on goals.
Augsburg vs Hannover: Betting Tips
“Under 2.5 goals” pays 2.17. I like it, because Augsburg looked very solid defensively in their last games, I doubt they’ll concede, but on the other hand, I also doubt their ability to score more than the absolutely necessary to win this game.