Our match prediction:
Werder Bremen suffered a heavy 6-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the opening match of the season, but they quickly recovered from the defeat. Die Werderaner rolled over Kickers Emden in Friday’s friendly and that certainly helped the team regain a much-needed confidence. Werder take on Augsburg in their first home match of the season on Sunday and considering that Dirk Schuster’s troops failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg, we predict that the hosts are capable of picking up all three points from Sunday’s football match. Augsburg often struggle on the travels and they are likely to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in the national championship Augsburg defeated Werder Bremen, meaning that Viktor Skripnik’s men are hungry for revenge. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Max Kruse, who is likely to make his Werder debut against Augsburg.
Highligted Player (Niklas Moisander):
Despite playing for Ajax during his youth career, Niklas Moisander began started playing for Finnish side TPS at senior level. However, after making 17 league appearances for the club in the 2002/2003 season, he returned to Ajax on 5 June, 2003. Moisander played for Jong Ajax in Beloften Eredivisie and in 2006 he joined Zwolle. The Finnish defender signed for fellow Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in 2008 and he spent four years at the club. In 2012 he returned to Ajax and he started playing for the Amsterdam Arena outfit on regular basis. After making 77 league appearances for Ajax between 2012 and 2015, he joined Sampdoria on March 2015 on a free transfer. Moisander signed a three-year deal with the club and he played 22 league games for La Samp in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. At the end of the season he moved to Werder Bremen. The former Ajax footballer was born on 29 September, 1985 in Turku, Finland.
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.