Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Augsburg and Freiburg square off against each other at WWK Arena in the opening match of the season. Augsburg faced no difficulties in a 4-0 win over Lohne in their German Cup opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s showdown. All Niklas Dorsch, Lasse Gunther, Dikeni Salifou, Ruben Vargas, and Tobias Strobl are out of contention through injuries, while new signing Elvis Rexhbecaj is likely to make his Bundesliga debut with Augsburg against Freiburg.
Christian Streich’s men, on the other hand, aim to build on the DFB Pokal win over Kaiserslautern, but beating the Bavarians on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that both teams should be happy with one point from the match. Both Michael Gregoritsch and Lucas Holer are sidelined with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the away team.
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 (Freiburg):
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Freiburg made it to the German Cup semis in the 2012/2013 DFB Pokal campaign, but their local rivals
The likes of Levan Kobiashvili, Papiss Cisse, Sascha Rieter, Joachim Low, Zlatan Bajramovic, Mohammadaou Idrissou, Roda Antar, Sebastian Kehl, Richard Golz are the notable footballers who played for Augsburg in the past. It is well known that Joachim Low helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a coach.