Werder Bremen vs Augsburg
Competition: Germany Bundesliga
Date: 10 February 2019
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
How things change… A week ago, Werder Bremen had to settle for a single point in Nuremberg, getting equalized in the 87th minute, with that 1-1 being a poor result, given that they were visiting one of the weakest sides in the league. Midweek, another draw led, eventually, to a triumph; Werder drew 3-3 with Borussia in Dortmund, in a DFB Pokal round of 16 match. The game went to penalties, and there, Werder celebrated a huge win that sent them through to the quarterfinals. Still, to reach the Europa League positions in the Bundesliga, they need to up their game. They sit 10th, on 27 points. Pavlenka, Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic, Moisander, Augustinsson, M. Eggestein, Bargfrede, Klaassen, J. Eggestein, Kruse and Rashica, this should be the starting lineup. Harnik and Johannsson are out, injured.
Just like Werder, Augsburg made it to the quarterfinals of Germany’s Cup, no matter if their qualification wasn’t as… glamorous as that of the Bremen side. They beat Holstein Kiel 0-1 away from home, thanks to a Gregoritsch goal in the 85th minute. Last weekend they celebrated their first win since… ever, a 3-0 at home over Mainz. Big result for them, as it pushed them to 18 points, three more than 16th-placed Stuttgart. Manuel Baum is expected to have Kobel, Schmid, Khedira, Danso, Stafylidis, Hahn, Moravek, Baier, Ji, Gregoritsch and Finnbogason (scorer of all three goals last weekend) in the starting lineup. Gouweleeuw, Koo and Luthe were considered doubtful the day before the game. Framberger is definitely out.
Previous five matches:
Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen 3-3
Nurnberg vs Werder Bremen 1-1
Werder Bremen vs Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2
Hannover vs Werder Bremen 0-1
RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen 3-2
Holstein Kiel vs Augsburg 0-1
Augsburg vs Mainz 3-0
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Augsburg 2-0
Augsburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg 2-3
Werder are visiting Hertha next weekend. Augsburg will be hosting Bayern (both Bundesliga matches).
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg: Head to head Stats
Augsburg have won three games in a row(!) in Bremen. Before that, Werder had back-to-back wins.
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg: Prediction
The hosts are considered clear favorites to win the game, but I would skip betting on them, focusing on goals instead.
Werder Bremen vs Augsburg: Betting Tips
“Both teams to score” and “over 2.5 goals” are at 1.62 each, not particularly tempting, but combined, they pay a decent 1.95. It’s not… fantastic, but I prefer it to Werder’s win at 1.75.