Augsburg – Freiburg : Preview & Prediction
Augsburg and Freiburg play at the WWK Arena in a Bundesliga 17th round matchup. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 18-03-2017, in a Bundesliga game that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by K. Stafylidis (38 ‘) for Augsburg and by F. Niederlechner (30′) for Freiburg. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Freiburg presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Review of Augsburg
The home team is currently in 9th place with 23 points, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Hertha Berlin for (1-1). In the last match, lost out to Schalke 04 by (3-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 7 victories , 5 draws and 3 home defeats, with 23 goals scored and 13 conceded. For the championship, the Augsburg won 12 points in 24 chances, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 16 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Augsburg return to play at home for the German Championship after having been interrupted their period of unbeaten record, which lasted three rounds, when they won two victories. At the time, the team played a very balanced game and moved against Schalke 04, and even reached equality, but allowed the goal of defeat in the final minutes. However, just as he showed in this match, one of the big players in the team’s reasonably good campaign has been the offensive system, which is among the eight best in the competition. However, the club has some weaknesses that have prevented a better performance: lack of quality in the exchange of passes, and the worst average possession of the championship ball. Playing at home, Augsburg owns the seventh worst campaign. It is likely the coach will keep the team at 4-2-3-1, with Gregoritsch standing out in the offensive sector.
Analysis of Freiburg
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 18 points, after 4 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he won away to the Colony by (3-4). In the last match, won at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses as a visitor, with a total of 36 goals scored and 36 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 16 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the championship, Freiburg won 4 points in 21 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 7 games they played as a visitor. In his league games as a visitor the most frequent result in the break was 2-0 (3 out of 7 matches). The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In their games outside there is a tendency to have goals, since 18 in 24 finished with More of 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 4 of their last 16 Bundesliga games, of those 4 reached the break in lead in 2 and won in the late 90 ‘in 2. In 16 games in this competition , only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 away games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: scored 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Freiburg were not making a good campaign in the German Championship, but now they have their best moment in the competition, being unbeaten four rounds, coming from two consecutive victories. The last of them took place at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach in a game where he had a great performance, finishing almost five times more than the opponent, highlighting the defensive performance. Despite being the second most leaked, the defense of the team has shown a considerable improvement in the last rounds, but its attack still remains among the five worst of the competition.
Augsburg – Freiburg : Betting Tips
Augsburg – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70