FC Augsburg – Werder Bremen – Both teams are in the bottom of the table, but by far the scoring advantage that has local Augsburg. Five points is a lot when you consider that the Werder just one point away from the relegation zone ahead of this round and therefore guests are under pressure, which is in the house, much smaller. Declined further after Augsburg in the last round won a valuable away win, after the home defeat in the first round after the break. Werder lost two duels in Bremen, but against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich but not a surprise, but that it should be said that they provided a very good resistance. In the first season of the Augsburg after turning in the second half won against Werder Bremen with 2:1.
Augsburg is the end of the first part of the season announced that it would soon be able to reach better days, because they beat Borussia Monchengladbach, while against Borussia Dortmund won the point. However, after the break they experienced uncomfortable home defeat of Hoffenheim 2: 0 and it was again returned to the position that fear for survival. All are correct in the last round away to Wolfsburg, the team that is objectively much stronger, but this season is not shining and Augsburg has managed to use it, although at an early stage of the match received the first goal. They quickly recovered her composure and equalized through Halil Altintop experienced, that in the second half of reservists Kohr brought triumph in a pretty close game.
It is interesting that the Kohr entered by force of circumstance before the end of the first half, when the hurt Moravek and it turned out great. Coach Baum, who took over the team in the winter break after the defeat of Hoffenheim, made a few changes. He was not that Stafylidis for cardboard from the left side, but there was no right Verhaeghe. In midfield were left Schmid and D.BAIER, and most importantly is to return Bobadilla, who was the hero of the victory in Wolfsburg. Now will again Verhaegh be on the right side, Kohr safe jumps in midfield, and probably Schmid.
Probable lineups Augsburg: Hitz – Verhaegh, Gouweleeuw, Hinteregger, Max – Kohr, Koo – Schmid, Halil Altintop, Ji – Bobadilla
Not Werder should really like this tough schedule at the beginning of the second part of the season, but sometimes it has to play against Borussia Dortmund and against Bayern Munich and is still perhaps better now than at the very end when everything is solved. When Werder comes, is likely to address the issue of survival because of the start of the season in the bottom of the table, sometimes in the relegation zone, and sometimes a little above, as is the case on the eve of this round. They failed to win any points in two matches against top-quality composition league, but can take comfort that at least provide a good resistance at home. Both times were 2: 1, whereby against Borussia had a long and 1: 1, but the players are not less but more.
Bayern led them with 2: 0 at half-time, but in the second Werder played decisively and reached a goal, while they could. He did not play the same composition in the two trials and it is logical that Drobny because of a red card he could to score but defended Wiedwald. He jumped into the last line Veljkovic, but returned and Junuzovic in midfield. Drobny still ineligible, hurt the defender Moisander and S.Garcia has five yellow cards. He’ll probably be in formation with four at the back and the jumps Gebre Selassie, but it should be noted that the novice Delaney already under way in the starting lineup.
Probable lineups Werder: Wiedwald – Gebre Selassie, L.SANE, Veljkovic, Ro.Bauer – Delaney, Fritz – Bartels Junuzovic – Gnabry, M.KRUSE