Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Saturday’s football match at Olympiastadion pits together Hertha Berlin and Augsburg, the two bottom-table sides. The capital club are not having a season to remember, with the team sitting in 15th position in the standings, just above the relegation zone. Hertha aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Leipzig and Wolfsburg, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
All Boyata, Dilrosun, Leckie, Plattenhardt, and Torunarigha are likely to miss the game with injuries for the hosts. The Bavarians aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mainz. Since Augsburg are safe for now, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the relegation-threatened hosts. The likes of Finnbogason, Iago, and Jensen are all out of contention for the visiting team ahead of the trip to Berlin.
Highlighted Player (Alexander Schwolow):
One of the key cogs in Freiburg’s push for Bundesliga survival in 2017/18, Alexander Schwolow remains remembered for his impressive displays against some of league’s biggest sides which proved decisive in his team’s relegation battle.
A product of Freiburg academy, Alexander Schwolow was forced to work for his place under the spotlight and it wasn’t until his loan spell in the Third Division with Armenia Bielefeld in 2014 that Schwolow earned his place between the sticks at his parent club. His stock went through a rapid rise in 2016/17 campaign when Alexander Schwolow played a great part in his team’s seventh-place finish and a place in the UEFA Europa league qualification.
Schwolow’s impressive goalkeeping exploits got his name written in the notebook of some of Europe’s biggest clubs and it is fair to say we could see his move abroad in foreseeable future. Alexander Schwolow represented Germany in U18, U19 and U20 categories but has yet to earn a senior cap.
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.