On Friday evening, Augsburg are welcoming Bayern at the WWK Arena, which is only 60 kilometers away from Munich. So, the home turf should not be a major advantage. On top of that, the visitors are in a much better form. Augsburg are one place above the relegation zone; Bayern are just one spot behind the top of the Bundesliga table. It’s obvious that the away team is the favorite here. Bookies know this as well, which is why the odds on Bayern aren’t that great. Read Augsburg vs Bayern Munich prediction & betting tips to see which markets come with a better value.
With 18 points after 21 rounds of Bundesliga, Augsburg are fourth from behind. But, the point difference between them and the teams bellow is not too big. If they lose the next couple of games, they could end up on the very bottom of the table.
Still, it seems that they shouldn’t worry too much about that, because they have a fine squad. And more importantly, they’ve started playing well in the last couple of weeks. They did got hammered by Werder Bremen in the previous round, but they had won two games before. They beat Holstein Kiel in the cup and destroyed Mainz 3:0 in the league.
Although their final third has been pretty decent, their defense has been dreadful. Only 4 other Bundesliga teams have allowed more goals than them. And that’s very bad news considering that attacking-minded Bayern are coming to town.
A few days after the Augsburg game, Bayern Munich will welcome Liverpool in the Champions League. Because of this, their manager Niko Kovac might decide to give some of his key men some rest. But, even if he picks his second-best eleven, Bayern will still be big favorites against Augsburg.
The difference is quality is just too big for Augsburg to expect anything but a defeat. But, it’s not just that Bayern have better players, they also have a lot of motivation to win this game. They’re trailing behind Borussia Dortmund by 5 points, meaning that there’s absolutely no room for mistakes if they want to stay in the title race. And that means that winning on Friday evening is a must.
Still, it might not be as easy as it seems at first look. Bayern do have some problems with injuries, while some players are reportedly very tired. On top of everything, Bayern have been poor at the back lately. They’ve allowed at least one goal in every of their previous 5 matches. Add to that the fact that these two played draw when they met the last time and you’ll see that Bayern’s job might not be as easy as expected. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they won’t get their job done!
- Andreas Luthe (injury)
- Raphael Framberger (injury)
- Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (injury)
- Francisco Caiuby (injury)
- Ja-Cheol Koo (injury)
- Julian Schieber (injury)
- Manuel Neuer (injury)
- Arjen Robben (injury)
- Renato Sanchez (injury)
- Corentin Tolisso (injury)
Kobel – Danso, Khedira, Schmid, Stafylidis – Moravek, Baier, Hahn, Ji, Gregoritsch – Finnbogason
Ulreich – Sule, Boateng, Rafinha, Alaba – Alcantara, Martinez, Goretzka – Gnabry, Coman, Muller
Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Bayern are almost certain to win this match, but will it be a big goal difference? I think it might not, as they’re probably going to have their minds focused on the Champions League duel. And because of that, I think they’re going to try to finish the job in the first half, by scoring one or two and then taking it easy in the other 45.
Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
- First Half Over 1.5 Goals @2.00 (bet365)
- Second Half Under 1.5 Goals @2.20 (bet365)
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