Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
After holding Bayer Leverkusen to a draw, Werder Bremen will be looking to return to record their first win of the year when they face Augsburg in the Bundesliga round 16. Die Werderaner are only four points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that Saturday’s football match is of big importance for the home team. The Bavarians, on the other hand, sit in the middle of the table with 19 points on their account.
Augsburg are eager to make amends for a heavy 4-1 loss to Stuttgart, and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. A close encounter is on the horizon, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. The good news for the visitors is that important defender Jeffrey Gouweleeuw returns to the starting line-up after the Dutch international served his one-match ban in the defeat to die Schwaben.
Highlighted Player (Theodor Gebre Selassie):
Born to Ethiopian father and Czech mother, Theodor Gebre Selassie was the first ever player of African descent to represent the Czech Republic national team when he was handed his debut back in 2011. The right-sided defender has since done well to nail down a regular starting berth and went on to play at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals.
Gebre Selassie represented the likes of Vysocina Jihlava, Velke Mezirici, Slavia Prague and Slovan Liberec, before the solid showing at the 2012 European Championship helped him earn a move to Werder Bremen.
The right back has performed well at the Weserstadion, but he eventually lost his place in the Czech Republic starting XI, making just three appearances during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. However, having amassed over 30 appearances for the national team with a proud history, he can be quite satisfied with how his international career has panned out so far, while there is still time to further raise his stock.
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.