Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Schwarzwald-Stadion sees Freiburg take on Augsburg on day 8 of the new Bundesliga campaign. Freiburg are tough to beat at home, but they have been struggling on the road this season. Christian Streich’s men suffered a 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim at the weekend, but the fact that they are on a three-game winning run at home is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Augsburg. Dirk Schuster’s men, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the German elite division this term and we are not tempted to put our money on the away team in this one. When the two teams met at Schwarzwald-Stadion on 21 March, 2015 Freiburg recorded a 2-0 win over Augsburg and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. Back then Schmidt and Petersen helped the Breisgau-Brasillaner defeat die Fuggerstadter.
Highlighted Player (Amir Abrashi):
Despite being born in Bischofszell, Switzerland, Amir Abrashi decided to represent Albania on the international stage. The 172-cm-tall footballer was born on 27 March, 1990 and he made his Albania debut on 14 August, 2013 in a friendly against Armenia. It has to be noted, though, that he played for Swiss youth national teams (U17, U19, U21). Amir Abrashi represented Switzerland at the 2012 Summer Olympics as well. Speaking of his club career, the Albanian footballer made his senior debut for Winterthur II in a goalless draw with GC Biaschesi on 16 May, 2007. Abrashi made 58 league appearances for the first team as well and in 2011 he signed a permanent deal with fellow Swiss side Grasshopper. After scoring 5 goals in 100 appearances for the club, he joined Freiburg on 3 June, 2015. Abrashi signed a three-year contract with the Bundesliga outfit. He plays for Freiburg as a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a central midfielder as well.
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.