Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Bayern Munich aim to build on back-to-back wins over Union Berlin and Stuttgart when they face Augsburg in the Bavarian derby on Saturday. The reigning champions are leading the chase for the Bundesliga title, but Borussia Dortmund are breathing down their neck. Since key attacker Sadio Mane has overcome his injury, home win should definitely be considered. Leroy Sane is pushing for a start, while all Noussair Mazraoui, Manuel Neuer, and Lucas Hernandez remain in the recovery room.
The visitors, on the other hand, continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. Since Augsburg are not regarded as good travellers, we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in round 24. All Fredrik Jensen, Felix Uduokhai, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Reece Oxford, Andre Hahn, and Tobias Strobl remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Leroy Sane):
Leroy Sane began his senior career at Schalke 04. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as attacking midfielder as well, made his debut for die Knappen on 20 April, 2014 against Stuttgart. Sane came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Max Mayer 13 minutes before the final whistle.
He scored 11 goals in 47 league appearances for Schalke and on 2 August, 2016 he signed a deal with big-spending Premier League side Manchester City. The former Schalke footballer joined the Citizens on a five-year deal for a fee of £37 million. Sane was born in Essen on 11 January, 1996, but his father is Senegalese.
Souleymane Sane used to play for the Senegalese national football team in the past, while his mother Regina Weber was a rhythmic gymnast. Speaking of his international career, Leroy Sane has 6 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 13 November, 2015 in a 2-0 loss to France.
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.