Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Werder Bremen have been struggling in front of goal of late. Die Werderaner failed to score in previous four league games and it is no surprise they sit in the relegation zone in the Bundesliga standings ahead of Sunday’s football game against Augsburg. Serge Gnabry has been sorely missed in the first half of the 2017/2018 Bundesliga campaign and, no doubt, Alexander Nouri’s team are on a very difficult quest in the German elite division this term. Augsburg, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Hannover and they are on a four-match winless run in the national championship ahead of the trip to Bremen. Augsburg defeated Werder Bremen in each of their previous three meetings in the Bundesliga, but a close encounter is on the cards this time out and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Weserstadion.
Highlighted Player (Aron Johannsson):
Aron Johannsson is a 25-year-old striker who plays for the German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and the United States national side. He started his career with Iceland club Fjolnir before joining Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in 2013. He had a prolific stay at the Eredivisie club before signing for Werder Bremen in 2015 for a transfer fee in the region of € 5 million. However he made limited appearances for them due to a hip injury. Johannsson is a former Iceland U-21 international but made his senior debut for the United States in 2013. He was part of the American squad which finished fourth at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup scoring in the quarter-final win over Cuba. He already has 19 senior caps to his name along with two goals to his credit. Johannsson is known as a very mobile striker and scores goals at an excellent rate – as was evident in his stay at Alkmaar.
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.