Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin, Leipzig will be aiming to stay in the Champions League berth when they host Augsburg to their Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls have regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-four finish. With no fresh injury worries to report, boss Marco Rose is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the capital club.
The Bavarians, on the other hand, are on a four-game winless run in the German top flight, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the Champions League-chasing hosts. Defender Mads Pedersen is back from suspension, but forward Ermedin Demirovic is banned for the match. All Niklas Dorsch, Kelvin Yeboah, Andre Hahn, and Tobias Strobl remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Timo Werner):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is centre forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
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.