Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Augsburg did well to beat Darmstadt in their last home game in Bundesliga, but Leipzig proved to be a big catch for die Fuggerstadter on Matchday 6. The 2016/2017 campaign has been a mixed bag for Augsburg so far and Dirk Schuster’s men will have to improve their game soon if they are to rejoin the race for a place in European competitions. Their next rivals Schalke gave fans something to cheer about at the weekend, with the team hammering Borussia M’gladbach 4-0 in front of home fans and they are now eyeing their first away win of the season. Die Knappen are eager to escape the relegation zone and we predict that the visitors will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match against Augsburg. Taking everything into account, a lively contest appears on the cards and we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Player (Dominik Kohr):
Dominik Kohr is a product of Bayer Leverkusen’s youth school. The German midfielder was born in Tier on 31 January, 1994 and he made eight appearances for the Bundesliga side at senior level. He spent the 2014/2015 season on loan at Augsburg, playing 34 games for the club in the German elite division and his loan was made permanent at the end of the season (18 June, 2015). He scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. Kohr has four caps for Germany U20 and he played for the U18 and the U19 teams in the past as well. Dominik Kohr is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder and a centre back as well. He has a contract with Augsburg which expires on 30 June, 2019. Kohr played 26 games for Augsburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Schalke 04):
Schalke 04 are a professional football club founded in 1904. Die Knappen (The Miners) compete in German Bundesliga and they have won seven domestic titles. Schalke have clinched five German Cup trophies as well, while lifting the UEFA Cup title in 1997. The German club defeated Italian side Inter on penalties in the title game and that was the last time the final of the competition was played in a two-legged format.
Schalke 04 play their home matches at Veltins-Arena, the stadium that has been the home of the team since 2001. The capacity of Veltins-Arena is 62,271. It is well known that Borussia Dortmund are Schalke’s main rivals and the Ruhy neighbours face each other in the Revierderby.
The likes of Klaus Fichtel (477), Norbert Nigbur (355), Rolf Russmann (304), Klaus Fischer (295), Olaf Thon (295) and Herbert Lutkebohmert (286) are the players with most appearances for die Knappen. The colour of Schalke’s home kit is blue.