Our prediction for this match:
Following back-to-back wins over Wurzburger Kickers and Middlesbrough, Augsburg suffered a 2-1 loss to Borussia M’gladbach in an all-German clash. The Bavarians aim to get back on course, but Saturday’s football game against Newcastle United will be anything but a walk in the park for the Bundesliga side. The Magpies are undefeated in pre-season, with the team sharing the spoils with Portuguese champions Porto at the weekend. Newcastle United chiefs did not make too many changes to the squad in the summer transfer window, but it has to be noted that Serbian attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic is no longer part of the team. Anyhow, Newcastle United are more of a team than Augsburg and we predict that they are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s friendly at their St. James’ Park. You should bear in mind that the two teams meet for the first time ever.
Highlighted Player (Paul Dummet):
Paul Dummett is a product of Newcastle United’s youth school. His main position is left back, but he is capable of playing as a centre back as well. The defender was born on 26 September, 1991 and he played for the likes of Gateshead and St. Mirren on loan in the past.
Dummett returned to Newcastle United in 2013 and he featured in 18 games for the Magpies in the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. On the last day of the season, he made a hard tackle on Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez and, in turn received death threats from Uruguay fans on Twitter. The Newcastle United defender scored one goal in 23 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but he did not help the St. James’ Park outfit avoid relegation to the Championship.
Paul Dummett plays for Wales and he made his debut for the Dragons on June, 2014 against Netherlands. It has to be noted that Dummett won the Scottish League Cup with St. Mirren in the 2012/2013 season.
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.