Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Augsburg and Hertha square off against each other at WWK Arena on day 5 of the new Bundesliga campaign. The Bavarians have already suffered four defeats in the new domestic season, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping. Both Vargas and Niederlechner are pushing for a start, while Augsburg’s recovery room is pretty full, including Jensen, Uduokhai, Hahn, Oxford, Dorsch, Salifou, and Strobl.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. Given Augsburg’s anything but good form, we predict that Sandro Schwarz’s men are going to pick up all three points from the match. Defender Filip Uremovic is back from suspension, while all Omar Alderete, Dong-jun Lee, and Kelian Nsona are sidelined with injuries. Both Derry Scherhant and Lins Gechter are major doubts, and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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 (Hertha):
Hertha Berlin is a German football club from the city Berlin which is currently active in the highest German football division the Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1892 and is active in the Bundesliga since 2011//2012. Between 1926 and 1931 Hertha BSC managed to reach 6 times to the final of the Deutsche Meisterschaft which they managed to win 2 times (in 1930 and one year later in 1931).
Hertha Berlin originally played its home games in the Plumpe which got bombed during the WW II. After the bombings Hertha Berlin stated to play their games in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The club colors of Hertha Berlin are blue and red and is also known as Die Alte Dame which is the same nickname as Juventus. Next to winning the German national league Hertha Berlin managed to reach to the final in the DFB Pokal in 1977, 1979 and 1993.
Hertha played several times in the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) and qualified for the group stage in the Champions League in the season 1999/2000. Known players that played for Hertha BSC are: Basturk, Deisler, Bobic and Marcelinho.