Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Vonovia Ruhrstadion will host Sunday’s Bundesliga game between Bochum and Augsburg. Bochum aim to make amends for a 3-0 loss to Freiburg, and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. Thomas Reis’ men are eight points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that they are likely to adopt a cautious approach against Augsburg. Stafylidis is sidelined through suspension, while fellow defender Soares is struggling with a bruised knee.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back losses to Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin. Augsburg should be happy with one point from Sunday’s clash as well, and, taking everything into account, punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. All Uduokhai, Sarenren-Bazee, and Tobias Strobl should miss out with injuries, speaking of the Bavarian outfit.
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 (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.