Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Stuttgart will look to bounce back from a massive 5-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund when they welcome Augsburg to their Mercedes-Benz Arena on Matchday 12. Die Schwaben produce much better showings at home than on the travels, and the fact that they rolled over Bochum 4-1 in their last home fixture is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
There are no fresh selection worries in the home team, but both Fabian Bredlow (illness) and Josha Vagnoman (bruised ankle) remain in the recovery room. The Bavarians, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Leipzig in their last league fixture. Since Augsburg suffered a loss in each of their last three meetings with Stuttgart at Mercedes-Benz Arena, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. To make things even worse for the visiting team, important defender Iago is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Wataru Endo):
Wataru Endo is a Japanese footballer who plays for Urawa Red Diamonds as a defender. Endo is a product of Shonan Bellmare youth academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 21 goals in 153 appearances (league) for the club the 178-cm tall centre-back moved to Urawa Red Diamonds in 2016 and he has been playing for the J1 League club ever since.
Endo won the AFC Champions League with Urawa in 2017 as the Reds defeated Al-Hilal in the final of the competition. The Japanese defender played 90 minutes in the victory over the Saudi Arabian side and the winning of the AFC Champions League trophy is considered the biggest success of his career.
Wataru Endo made his debut for Japan on August 2, 2015 in a 2-1 loss to Korea DPR at the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. In 2016 he was the AFC U-23 Championship trophy with the Samurai Blue. The Urawa Red Diamonds footballer was born in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama (Japan) on February 9, 1993.
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.