Friday 13 Apr

Wolfsburg vs Augsburg - Match Preview

12 Apr 2018 Ed Mackey GERMANY: Bundesliga
GERMANY: Bundesliga

VfL Wolfsburg

  • L
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W

vs

Kick-off
18:30 GMT
13 April 2018

FC Augsburg

  • L
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • L

Kick-off
18:30 GMT 13 April 2018

Bayern Munich confirmed that it would be their name on the Bundesliga trophy for the sixth year running last week but there is still plenty of action left for the other sides in the German top-flight. In the weekly Friday night fixture, Augsburg and Wolfsburg face off with both teams looking to move up the table ahead of Saturday and Sunday’s matches. Wolfsburg are in a precarious position down in 15th while Augsburg are on the verge of the top half in 11th.

STATS

  • Wolfsburg have had another disappointing campaign by their standards and with two points separating them from the relegation play-off place, they desperately need a win. Before their 2-0 win at Freiburg last time out, they had gone eight games without victory in the Bundesliga so there’s little surprise to see them hanging in the balance. However, a win or draw would mean they are unbeaten in their last three.
  • Augsburg are on course for their best season since their incredible 5th-placed effort in the 2013/14 season. Although, their form hasn’t been great recently with just one win in their last eight, which has seen them slide down the table. After going one goal ahead last week against Bayern, they were battered 4-1 at home in a result that was heavily expected.
  • After scoring both goals against Freiburg, Daniel Didavi has extended his lead as Wolfsburg’s top scorer this term. With eight goals, it has been a successful campaign so far for the German.
  • Augsburg have been able to rely on two of their forwards for a large number of their league goals. Alfreð Finnbogason and Michael Gregoritsch both have 11 Bundesliga goals this season and have formed a very strong attacking partnership.

HEAD TO HEAD

Wolfsburg won’t have particularly enjoyed their recent meetings with Augsburg who have largely dominated proceedings. Of the last six, Augsburg have three wins to Wolfsburg’s one and Friday’s visitors have won both of the last two, including the reverse fixture this season. They came from a goal down to win 2-1 thanks to a goal each from their joint top goal scorers. Both teams scored in both of those games but in the five before that, it didn’t happen once.

WOLFSBURG NEWS

A win for Wolfsburg would see them move one place above ahead of the weekend’s fixtures. They have to deal with the possibility of nine first-team players missing out. Jakub Blaszczykowski and John Brooks are the two most notable.

Latest matches: VfL Wolfsburg

07.04.2018 Bund SC Freiburg VfL Wolfsburg 0:2 W
31.03.2018 Bund Hertha BSC VfL Wolfsburg 0:0 D
22.03.2018 Club FC Union Berlin VfL Wolfsburg 0:3 W
17.03.2018 Bund VfL Wolfsburg FC Schalke 04 0:1 L
10.03.2018 Bund 1899 Hoffenheim VfL Wolfsburg 3:0 L

AUGSBURG NEWS

An important three points for Augsburg would take them into 9th and into the top half of the Bundesliga. However, they might have to play without leading scorer, Finnbogason among four others.

Latest matches: FC Augsburg

07.04.2018 Bund FC Augsburg Bayern Munich 1:4 L
31.03.2018 Bund Bayer Leverkusen FC Augsburg 0:0 D
17.03.2018 Bund FC Augsburg Werder Bremen 1:3 L
10.03.2018 Bund Hannover 96 FC Augsburg 1:3 W
03.03.2018 Bund FC Augsburg 1899 Hoffenheim 0:2 L

SUMMARY

Despite Wolfsburg being the home side for this game, with all of their injury worries and poor form, they aren’t the favourites to come away from this one with all three points. Augsburg should have too many quality in their side to overcome the hosts.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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