Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Leipzig will be aiming to climb to the Champions League places when they take on Augsburg in the Bundesliga round 21. The Red Bulls have regained a much-needed confidence thanks to a 2-0 win over Union Berlin and they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash as well. Defender Mohamed Simakan is back from suspension, while midfielder Amadou Haidara could play some part after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team beating Borussia M’gladbach, losing to Bayern Munich, while sharing the spoils with Bochum. Anyhow, Leipzig are more of a team than Augsburg and we predict that the visitors are going to prove their worth on the field. The likes of Dion Beljo, Niklas Dorsch, and Raphael Framberger should miss out with injuries for the home side.
Highlighted Player (Dani Olmo):
After starting his youth career at Espanyol, Dani Olmo moved to fellow Catalan side Barcelona in 2007 at the age of nine. The Spanish player born in Terrasa on May 7, 1998 then moved to Dinamo Zagreb, where he established himself as a first-team regular.
Dani Olmo was on the verge of leaving the Croatian club in the summer of 2019, but he eventually stayed at Stadion Maksimir. Olmo is one of the most talented footballers in Spain and he helped the U21 team clinch the Euro 2019 trophy. La Furia Roja defeated Germany in the final of the tournament, with Olmo being named Man of the match.
The Spanish attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, was named the Croatian First Football League player of the year for 2018. His preferred foot is right and he has a contract with Dinamo Zagreb until June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Augsburg):
Augsburg are a German football club founded in Augsburg, Bavaria back in 1907. Die Fuggerstadter play in German Bundesliga and with 12,200 members they are regarded as the largest football club in Bavaria. Augsburg wear white shirts and they host their rivals at WWK ARENA.
The capacity of the stadium is 30,660 and it has been the home of Augsburg since 2009. Augsburg won the Schwaben Cup 13 times and it has to be noted that they were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2011.
The club qualified for the Europa League 2015/2016 group stages and thanks to a 3-1 win over Partizan in Belgrade they booked their place in the last 32. However, Liverpool proved to be a big catch for the German outfit in the Europa League knockout stages.
Die Fuggerstadter’s main rivals are TSV 1860 Munich and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other.