The Bundesliga game at WWK Arena on Saturday will see visitors FC Koln facing home side Augsburg.
The sides seem to be evenly matched, but FC Koln can leapfrog Augsburg in the table with a win this coming Saturday. They will, of course, be eager to do just that, the question is though, how will the hosts respond to the threat?
1.3 Augsburg go into their next Bundesliga match, scoring a humble average of 1.3 per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane 13 times, while conceding 17. That amounts to an average of 1.7 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring three times.
FC Koln average 0.5 goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of five goals. They conceded an average of 1.4 per game, for a total of 14 goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring five times.
Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Augsburg played against FC Koln. It finished 3-2 in a great Bundesliga match between the pair.
Augsburg vs FC Koln Prediction
Augsburg claimed two points in their previous three matches, where they lost 5-3 against Bayern Munich. They took a point in a1-1 draw with Schalke 04, before also drawing 2-2 with Wolfsburg. In their last six Bundesliga home matches, Augsburg won four times. They've drawn once and lost once, while scoring six and conceding three goals.
FC Koln Form
In their previous three games, FC Koln lost 0-2 and 6-1 against Bochum and B. Dortmund, respectively, before drawing 0-0 with B. M'gladbach. FC Koln came through their last six away games in the Bundesliga without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew three and lost three in which, they were outscored by 12 goals to two.
Augsburg and FC Koln are both very focused on not losing currently, and they'd rather nick a point than risk losing all three. The draw is the tasty value bet at WWK Arena this coming Saturday.
Augsburg have a record of eight wins, five draws and 13 defeats in the Bundesliga this season. FC Koln have a record of six wins, ten draws and ten defeats in the Bundesliga.
Augsburg vs FC Koln Stats
- In 11 of the last 12 Augsburg home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Augsburg have won 5 of the last 6 home matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- In 7 of the last 9 Augsburg home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Augsburg have scored in 10 of the last 11 matches
- Augsburg have not lost the last 6 home matches in a row
- FC Koln have not won 12 of the last 13 away matches
- In 8 of the last 9 FC Koln matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- FC Koln have not won 8 of the last 9 matches
- In 7 of the last 8 FC Koln away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- FC Koln have lost 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
Augsburg vs FC Koln Squads
Maassen will select the starting XI for the upcoming match against FC Koln from the following players (the statistics in the brackets represent goals scored and matches played in the Bundesliga this season):
Benjamin Leneis (0/0), Daniel Klein (0/0), Rafal Gikiewicz (0/22), Tomas Koubek (0/4), Daniel Katic (0/0), David Colina (1/3), Felix Uduokhai (0/13), Iago (0/19), Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (0/25), Mads Valentin Pedersen (0/21), Maximilian Bauer (0/20), Reece Oxford (0/3), Robert Gumny (1/22), Aaron Zehnter (0/0), Andre Hahn (2/7), Arne Engels (0/11), Arne Maier (3/22), Daniel Caligiuri (1/12), Elvis Rexhbecaj (0/23), Franjo Ivanovic (0/0), Fredrik Jensen (2/18), Julian Baumgartlinger (0/13), Nathanael Mbuku (0/0), Niklas Dorsch (0/6), Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee (0/0), Renato Veiga (0/6), Ruben Vargas (1/17), Tobias Strobl (0/0), Dion Drena Beljo (1/10), Ermedin Demirovic (7/24), Irvin Cardona (1/4), Kelvin Yeboah (0/8), Mergim Berisha (9/20).
FC Koln Squad
Here is the full squad of the away team. The 51 year-old FC Koln manager Baumgart will select his starting XI from these players:
Julian Roloff (0/0), Marvin Schwaebe (0/0), Matthias Koebbing (0/0), Timo Horn (0/0), Benno Schmitz (1/24), Georg Strauch (0/0), Jonas Hector (0/24), Julian Chabot (0/13), Kristian Pedersen (0/5), Luca Kilian (1/13), Nikola Soldo (0/7), Rijad Smajic (0/0), Timo Huebers (1/21), Dejan Ljubicic (3/19), Denis Huseinbasic (3/17), Dimitrios Limnios (0/0), Ellyes Skhiri (5/25), Eric Martel (0/22), Florian Kainz (5/24), Jan Thielmann (1/15), Joshua Schwirten (0/0), Kingsley Schindler (0/21), Linton Maina (2/25), Mathias Olesen (0/12), Tim Lemperle (0/10), Davie Selke (2/22), Florian Dietz (1/11), Justin Diehl (0/2), Mark Uth (0/3), Sargis Adamyan (1/22), Sebastian Andersson (0/0), Steffen Tigges (5/23).
Augsburg vs FC Koln Team News
Augsburg could be looking at five players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against FC Koln.
Elvis Rexhbecaj, Nathanael Mbuku, Andre Hahn, Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee and Tobias Strobl nurses various injuries and won't take part for Augsburg against FC Koln at WWK Arena.
FC Koln could have a whole host of players on the injured and absent players for their next match, as seven players are nursing various problems.
FC Koln need to do without Davie Selke, Luca Kilian, Sargis Adamyan, Jan Thielmann, Mark Uth, Florian Dietz and Sebastian Andersson, who are not fit enough to travel to WWK Arena.
Augsburg vs FC Koln Lineups
Augsburg vs FC Koln H2H
Winning 3-2 and 4-1 in the last two most matches against Augsburg, will have FC Koln looking forward to their upcoming away trip. Despite a 3-2 win to FC Koln in their recent match, the last ten encounters have seen the two teams equally paired with Augsburg winning four and FC Koln taking three wins. The bookies best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 7/5.
Augsburg vs FC Koln Results
As both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous ten matches, betting on BTTS naturally would have been profitable. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 8/13 with the bookies.
Augsburg vs FC Koln Betting Tips
Mergim Berisha has been great for Augsburg lately, hitting the target three times, which makes him worth considering in the betting market. FC Koln are optimistic that Davie Selke doubles up on the one goal he provided in their past six outings.
Augsburg won seven of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing one and losing two as well. FC Koln won one from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew three and lost six in this run. FC Koln scored the first goal of the match a modest two times in their 10 previous games played away from home. However, Augsburg were first on target seven times in their last 10 outings on home soil.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet five times in the past ten encounters between Augsburg and FC Koln, with the latter scoring 1.4 goals on average in these. Augsburg managed an average of 1.6 goals as both teams scored seven times in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Augsburg, who scored an average of 1.6 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the last ten outings for FC Koln, who managed to score 0.4 times in those matches.