Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim Borussia Dortmund climbed to third place in the Bundesliga standings. The Millionaires are determined to secure automatic qualification for the Champions League and they are likely to fight tooth and nail in Saturday’s football match against Augsburg. Thomas Tuchel’s troops recorded three wins in last four league fixtures and they seem to be on top of their game in the season finale. Both Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 2-1 win over Hoffenheim and all eyes will be on the duo when Borussia Dortmund take on Augsburg at WWK Arena. Manuel Baum’s team did well to hold Borussia M’gladbach to a 1-1 draw at the weekend, but the relegation-threatened team could have picked up all three points from the match. Augsburg face an uphill task in Saturday’s clash against Borussia Dortmund and we predict that the visitors will cement their spot in top three in the Bundesliga table.
Highlighted Player (Alfred Finnbogason):
Born in Grindavik in 1989, Alfred Finnbogason is one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Icelandic football, as the well-travelled forward has been scoring goals for fun throughout his career. His talent was first spotted at Breidablik, where two very successful campaign helped him move to Lokeren, where he did not spent a lot of time and soon signed for Helsingborgs. The return of 12 goals in 17 league outings for the Swedish giants soon secured him a move to Heerenveen, where he would go on to play the best football of his career, scoring remarkable 53 goals in 65 Eredivisie matches. Finnbogason somewhat struggled during spells with Real Sociedad and Olympiakos, but managed to kick-start his career at Augsburg, just in time to help Iceland on their first ever European Championship appearance. The prolific striker has been a member of the country’s national team since 2010, making over 30 appearances and scoring quite a few goals despite the fact that he was not always considered a first team regular.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football. Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.